Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nina Katchadourian
Seat Assignment
Catharine Clark Gallery


I stumbled across Catharine Clark Gallery in the alley next to SFMOMA. The name sounded familiar, so I asked if they used to be somewhere else. Turns out they moved to 150 Minna Street five years ago from 49 Geary. So much for my motto, "Always on the Pulse of the Local Art Scene."

Katchadourian's creativity is boundless. She is possibly the most productive airline passenger ever to ask for more peanuts. Many of her photographs may have been staged right on her tray table, using airline magazines overlaid with peanuts, straws, black fuzz, whatever.

Self Portrait in the Flemish Style

Lavatory lines are already too long, however her photos and videos of Lavatory Self Portraits in the Flemish Style are worth the wait.

Gorilla Sweater

The Katchadourian show closes on June 9. If you go in the next 48 hours, suggest wearing fireproof suit and welders helmet left over from recent eclipse viewing, as I had to wade through a Milky Way of flying sparks to get to the Gallery.

The molten light show eminated from the middle of the street, where McGyver was adapting the ends of large black metal pipes with a power saw.

Upon further review, my clothes are intact; the sparks just seemed closer than they were. I'm sure Katchadourian would have captured the sparks and turned them into something special.

posted by Phil Gravitt

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