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Calendar, Night&Day When Art Works

When Art Works

Mushrooms are the new plastics. At least according to San Francisco artist Philip Ross, a man who has spent years coaxing reishi mushrooms into the shapes of blocks and other architectural forms in the hope that they could be the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Playing God

Playing God

The group exhibit "BioTechnique" features artwork that is "grown": organisms, semi-living objects, and life-support systems crafted using biological techniques. You probably perked up at "semi-living objects." That refers to the work of the Tissue Culture and Art Project, known for…
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Culture, Art Wild at Art

Wild at Art

Let's be honest: It's easy to dismiss some contemporary art as bullshit. But John Knuth's paintings are literally made of shit -- fly shit, that is. Knuth encloses ordinary houseflies in his studio, feeds them a solution of nontoxic watercolor…
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Calendar, Night&Day A.I.: Artistic Intelligence

A.I.: Artistic Intelligence

SFMOMA's digital art exhibition "010101" may offer an inkling of what high-profile artists will create given a wad of cash and the techie means, but New Langton Arts' "LifeLike" ups the ante. The exhibition brings together 10 visual artists to…
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