Franklin Williams’s work is the kind that challenges a viewer and demands the labor of self-reflection to resist knee-jerk reactions.
Clayton Schuster is a writer who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most of his days are spent being bossed around by his dog Willow and finding cool, weird, and unusual things to write about for Hyperallergic, Sartle, and other outlets. His book, "Bad Blood: 27 Feuds, Quarrels, and Rivalries from the History of Art, will be out next year.
Sarah Lucas Squashes Rodin’s Idealism
At the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, an exhibition marking the centennial of Rodin’s death juxtaposes his work with Sarah Lucas’s materially soft but conceptually tough sculptures.
Revisiting the Witty Work of 1970s Bay Area Nut Artists
Parker Gallery’s multimedia Nut Art survey intersperses new work with original pieces from the 1970s.
The Idiosyncratic Oeuvre of a 1970s Nut Artist
A retrospective of Roy De Forest, who described what he and his colleagues at UC Davis were making in the 1960s as “Nut Art,” is fun, innovative, and ambitious.
Looking Back at the Strange and Surly History of Bay Area Funk Art
It is disheartening to see this 50th anniversary of the seminal exhibition Funk pass by without so much as a nod from the art world.