Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rebel Girl

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Similar but Different

Betty Davis
Carles Congost’s “Supercampe√≥n” (2000)

Peggy Honeywell- Clare Rojas

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Studio Wall 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Battle of the Bulges 1940

Ruth Asawa

 1954. She started using wire after a trip to Mexico in 1947. Credit Nat Farbman/Time & Life Pictures, via Getty Images
Ruth Asawa, an artist who learned to draw in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II and later earned renown weaving wire into intricate, flowing, fanciful abstract sculptures, died on Aug. 6 at her home in San Francisco, where many of her works now dot the cityscape. She was 87. NYTimes obituary

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

margaret kilgallen: Progenitor of The Mission School

Margaret Kilgallen, Untitled, c. 2000 | Acrylic on paper, 21 x 14 inches. Courtesy Ratio 3, San Francisco.

Installation views, Margaret Kilgallen, Summer / Selections, 2011, Ratio 3, San Francisco
 via: new american paintings blog

Monday, August 17, 2015

Shirley Chisholm

Ran for president of the United States in 1972.

Front and back of a flyer for Torture of Women, by Nancy Spero

with text by Lucy Lippard. New York: A.I.R. Gallery, 1976

How to tell if your in an Edward Gorey book

As a child, you found yourself in a near constant state of existential threat, often caused by your parents’ party guests or abnormal creatures you met on bicycle rides.
One day, when you are sitting down to tea, you are surprised to read in the paper that a once-thought-to-be-dead great aunt has caused a scandal in the capital city of a small European country you can’t quite place on the map.
The most prominent pieces of furniture in your home are a fainting couch and a large vase of half dead ferns.
As an infant, you were very nearly whisked away down a gutter while sitting in an umbrella during a rainstorm. You were saved at the last moment by a passing dog. No one seemed in the least concerned or surprised by any of this.
You wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without black eyeliner on both your top and bottom lids. The thicker the better.
Although your family lived in an impeccable house in the country, you greatly enjoyed spending time in the city with your aunt, who was of dubious morality and took you to the opera.
Until you were in college you didn’t realize there were causes of death that couldn’t be described as “suspicious” or “likely foul play.”
All your sneakers are high-tops. All your coats are fur.
A creature with very few defining characteristics beyond its scarf, sneakers, and horrible manners showed up at your home a few days ago. It shows now signs of leaving, and you aren’t quite sure what to do. You choose to simply ignore it.

You would have come from great wealth, had your maternal grandfather not lost his fortune in a sudden and entirely unexpected fall from grace. The only remnant of your family’s former status was a silver hat brooch, which was stolen by a thug high on opium several winters ago.
You grew up in a workhouse, but at a young age you insinuated yourself with a criminal element that has allowed you to improve your station.
Shadows make you anxious, and you avoid them just in case they are concealing someone who means you ill.
You and your siblings enjoyed games that included just the slightest hint of cruelty. None of you listened when large birds warned you against such behavior.
You were raised to believe anything was possible, but in a threatening sort of way that meant seemingly inanimate objects could pose very real danger.- Full article

Crinolinemania c. 1857-1867

There was never a fashion invented that was more sexy. How great to come into a room and occupy six feet of space.
Vivienne Westwood
Such was its popularity — described by satirical magazine Punch as "Crinolinemania" — that some steel factories catered exclusively to the crinoline market, churning out around 3,000 every day. Crinoline-only shops offered them for sale to an eager public. Yet it was, as is obvious, a very difficult object to wear.
It was also a deadly fire hazard. From the late 1850s to the late 1860s, around 3,000 women died in crinoline fires in England.

Clare Rojas

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Tony Feher

Pink Hole, 2008
Glitter and spray adhesive on unfolded french fry box
10-1/2 x 7-7/8 inches

Via: Lora Reynolds Gallery

Friday, August 14, 2015

arleene schecht

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CONDUIT has a new website!

Blue Eyed Golem, 2015. Porcelain, underglaze, collage and wood.

Why We Need to Talk about White Feminism

PATNA, India (AP) — Dozens of villagers in eastern India beat to death five women Saturday, accusing them of practicing witchcraft and blaming them for a series of misfortunes in the village, police said.  Full article here.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Thomas Cooper Gotch . The Lantern Parade. 1918

Peter Doig

 Red Canoe 2000
Figure by a Pool, 2008-12

The Case for Reparations

In this artistic rendering by Henry Louis Stephens, a well-known illustrator of the era, a family is in the process of being separated at a slave auction. (Library of Congress)

 The Case for Reparations- The Atlantic- Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Akio Takamori

Green Landscape, 2015. James Harris Gallery

Cfile article here.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Stories We Tell

Hanna Wilke