On the evening of March 6, 2009 over 4,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area came to experience the Warhol phenomena through art, music, food and community, validating the Warhol prophecy in a double entendré of spectacle, reproduction and persona.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol
With oh, Maybe… OFFspace investigated key methodologies of Warhol’s practice, specifically reproduction, persona and spectacle; artists were chosen based on their ability to contemporize and expand upon these methodologies while the exhibition as a whole poses the questions; what might Warhol’s practice look like were he alive today? How might he have approached the explosion and accessibility of media? … Read More »
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 »