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2011 Stories by Heidi De Vries

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  • Southern Exposure's Art Show Welcomes All Local Artists; the "Proof" Is in the "Pudding"

    published Sep 15, 2011

    If you happened to pass Southern Exposure gallery last weekend on your way to a Mission brunch, you might have wondered about the long line snaking down the block. If you looked closely you probably n... More >>

  • Artist's Video Project Backs Interfaith Service to Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

    published Sep 09, 2011

    When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center 10 years ago Sunday, local artist Ben Wood had just started his first week of grad school at the S.F. Art Institute. That day's events and their aft... More >>

  • This Weekend Remember 9/11 -- But Don't Forget the Security State

    published Sep 09, 2011

    In 1791 Jeremy Bentham published plans for what he called the Panopticon. Meant to be applied to prison design, it has rooms arranged in a circle around a central control booth. Bentham reasoned that ... More >>

  • Culture and Circumstance

    published August 24, 2011

    Diego Rivera crossed cultural lines: Mexican and American, artist and activist, creator and observer. His 1931 mural The Making of a Fresco... More >>

  • Girl Meets Doll

    published August 3, 2011

    Relationships can be hard. Mistakes are made, miscommunications happen, and then there are all those messy feelings floating around. Some people... More >>

  • "Structure" Exhibit Looks at the Building Blocks of the Universe

    published Aug 29, 2011

    While wandering through the underwater exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences, artist Thanh Diep found inspiration in the adaptability of the smallest organisms on our planet. She extended her... More >>

  • Exquisite Connections

    published August 3, 2011

    Draw a head on the top section of a piece of paper. Then fold it over so that your neighbor can’t see what you’ve done, and pass it to... More >>

  • Redirecting Ophelia

    published August 10, 2011

    A girl in a long dress floats motionless in a forest pool, flowers drifting on the surface of the water around her. Her eyes are glassy in death,... More >>

  • Exhibit Expands 'Exquisite Corpse' over Entire Gallery

    published Aug 12, 2011

    Draw a head on the top section of a piece of paper. Then fold it over so that your neighbor can't see what you've done, and pass it to her to draw the body. Have someone else draw the tail, and then u... More >>

  • Laura Zuspan's Boyfriend "Dolly" Is an Art Experiment

    published Aug 12, 2011

    Relationships can be hard. Mistakes are made, miscommunications happen, and then there are all those messy feelings floating around. Some people give up on dating, while others lavish attention on a p... More >>

  • Oscar Wilde Performance Crucifies -- and Deifies -- the Arts Critic

    published Aug 08, 2011

    The role of the critic is a passionately debated subject in cultural circles. Should critics merely report what they see, or is it their duty to also provide extensive historical context and construct... More >>

  • Our Animal Nature

    published July 13, 2011

    What separates human from animal? The question has kept philosophers and scientists up late for hundreds of years. At what evolutionary point did... More >>

  • Bay Area Now 6 -- Shows This Big Don't Come Along Often

    published Jul 06, 2011

    We San Franciscans have our pick of blockbuster museum shows this summer, including a huge Picasso exhibit as well as two shows on Gertrude Stein and her family's art collection. Those are great dest... More >>

  • Our Epicenter of Creativity

    published July 6, 2011

    We San Franciscans have our pick of blockbuster museum shows this summer, including a huge Picasso exhibit as well as two shows on Gertrude Stein... More >>

  • Perfection Revisited

    published July 6, 2011

    When we picture utopia, our version involves baskets of kittens, free-flowing rivers of hot fudge, and endless time to squander on playing Angry... More >>

  • The New Mythology Illustrated

    published June 29, 2011

    Balint Zsako is one of those people who makes the rest of us look like slackers. In the 10 years since he received his bachelor’s in... More >>

  • Black History in the Redwoods: From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

    published Jun 22, 2011

    The population of Weed -- a town near the Oregon border -- is nearly 10 percent black, greater than you might expect for rural Northern California. Here's how that came to be. African-Americans had b... More >>

  • Wall of Sound, Plate of Cakes

    published June 22, 2011

    So you’ve been out late Saturday night drinking, carousing, doing whatever it is you young people do. You’ve woken up in a... More >>

  • Little-Known Outposts

    published June 15, 2011

    The population of Weed – a town near the Oregon border – is nearly 10 percent black, greater than you might expect for rural Northern... More >>

  • Stops Making Sense

    published June 1, 2011

    It was stop-motion filmmaking that brought King Kong to life onscreen in 1933, courtesy of special-effects genius Willis O’Brien. The... More >>

  • See the Urban Yetti -- <i>Be</i> the Urban Yetti -- at Ever Gold Gallery on First Thursday
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    See the Urban Yetti -- Be the Urban Yetti -- at Ever Gold Gallery on First Thursday

    published Jun 01, 2011

    ‚ÄčThe United States has Bigfoot, while our neighbors to the north in Canada report seeing the Nuk-luk. Japan in turn has the Hibagon, and regions in South America have the Mapinguari. Around the worl... More >>

  • RAWdance Brings Big Ideas to an Intimate Space

    published May 27, 2011

    Visitors to the James Howell Studio in Duboce Triangle instantly notice the beauty of the space, with its high ceilings and brick walls, but they might not know the rich history of the dance and yoga... More >>

  • Thoroughly Modern Monsters

    published May 25, 2011

    The United States has Bigfoot, while our neighbors to the north in Canada report seeing the Nuk-luk. Japan in turn has the Hibagon, and regions in... More >>

  • Small Space, Big Ideas

    published May 25, 2011

    Visitors to this Duboce Triangle studio instantly notice the beauty of the space with its high ceilings and brick walls, but they might not know... More >>

  • Art That Makes an Impression

    published May 18, 2011

    It’s food. It’s art. It’s both. Art collective the Great Tortilla Conspiracy has chosen a most unconventional canvas, the humble... More >>

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