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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jay DeFeo's Alter Ego at the Hosfelt Gallery

Jay DeFeo's Alter Ego at the Hosfelt Gallery

I'm collecting my strength; one day I shall manage without her, And she'll perish with emptiness then, and begin to miss me. — from In Plaster by Sylvia Plath There are no faces or bodies peopling the walls at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Following the Beat

Following the Beat

One thinks of narrative occurring in fiction and film, in dance and theater, even sometimes in visual art. Only rarely does one consider the narrative power of a museum exhibition, but SFMOMA's "Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective" is indeed among the…
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Culture, Art Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns: Rarely Seen Work at SFMOMA

Jay DeFeo and Jasper Johns: Rarely Seen Work at SFMOMA

It's Nov. 9, 1965, and Jay DeFeo is smoking a cigarette as she sits on the ledge of her San Francisco apartment. Her feet dangle over the side, two stories above Fillmore Street, and she's puffing her smoke high into…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Triple Threat: SFMOMA Opens Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Triple Threat: SFMOMA Opens Jasper Johns, Jay DeFeo, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Gertrude Stein famously said "A rose is a rose is a rose," but with all due respect, she never saw this rose. True, the painting has been called many different names -- Deathrose, White Rose, and ultimately, The Rose…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 9 Keep Out! "Our bedrooms tell stories about us," says photographer Adrienne Salinger. "They become the repository for memories, desire, and self-image." For proof, look no further than "Teenagers in Their Bedrooms," an exhibit tied to Salinger's new…
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