Angus Forbes


Brave New World

Posted on July 12th, by admin in 2013, upcoming exhibition. No Comments

Image courtesy of artist Michael Bianco

Brave New World, probed the issues, strident conversations and constant state of instability surrounding climate change with unconventional and even flippant responses

What is the role of the artist as citizen in this climate? How might we reclaim our choice, our connection, our social power when immersed in a deteriorating environment? Sixteen artists from around the globe addressed our hopes and fears for the future with objects, images and gestures that are poetic, irreverent and challenging. Ranging from direct actions with the public to meditative sound and video, photography and painting; these artists responded to our dismay, proposed solutions, offered support and tended to the soul with poignant métaphores.

Staged at Spare Change Artist Space in the vénérable offices of Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC. in the Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St Suite 838 in San … Read More »



Spread

Posted on April 10th, by admin in 2011. No Comments

It is not at all clear where the boundaries of ‘conceptual art’ are to be drawn, which artists and which works to include. Looked at in one way, conceptual art gets to be like Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire cat, dissolving away until nothing is left but a grin: a handful of works made over a few short years by a small number of artists… Then again, regarded under a different aspect, conceptual art can seem like nothing less than the hinge around which the past turned into the present. —Paul Wood

Artists image in order of appearance: Sharon Grace, Carissa Potter, Laetitia Sonami, Jacqueline Gordon, George LeGrady, Angus Forbes, Paul Kos, Julien Berthier, Tony Labat, and Guy Overfelt.

It is frequently said that “as goes California, so goes the nation” though this adage is often at odds with the image of San Francisco as artistically provincial or … Read More »