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2012 Stories by Heidi De Vries

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  • Peace of Our Heart

    published December 26, 2012

    We hate to state the obvious, but the world really doesn't seem like such a peaceful place right now. Shootings in our cities and in our schools,... More >>

  • Creative Domain

    published December 19, 2012

    Artists use other people's work all the time when they find something in the pop cultural ether that resonates with them and then fold it into... More >>

  • Dreams and Realities

    published December 26, 2012

    A young woman dressed in a wedding gown flies through the air, her eyes closed. In one hand she grasps a portrait of the back of a man's head (her... More >>

  • Snap, Crackle ...

    published December 5, 2012

    The boundary between fantasy and reality can be very thin. When photography was first introduced there was a general assumption that a developed... More >>

  • Painters and Players

    published November 7, 2012

    Art and sports do not make likely bedfellows. We suppose that Giants fan who put a metal barrier through the windshield of a MUNI bus during the... More >>

  • Forever Free

    published December 12, 2012

    As we plow through the holiday season on our way to New Year's, it's well worth stopping for a second to remember an event from a century and a... More >>

  • Eve of Destruction

    published December 12, 2012

    Ah, the Mayan apocalypse, with its vague predictions of worldwide cataclysm and alien intervention. It seems like there is always a subset of... More >>

  • Figure and Landscape

    published October 31, 2012

    Sometimes art is at its most powerful when it takes a familiar scene and dislocates it just slightly, gives it a new context. We stop and look... More >>

  • Home Sweet Home

    published October 24, 2012

    Finding an apartment in the city these days is difficult, to put it mildly. Once we’ve found that almost-perfect space most of us are... More >>

  • If You Build It

    published November 14, 2012

    San Francisco has seen its fair share of impressive building projects lately, and our skyline is nowhere near done. SFMOMA's new wing will... More >>

  • Doll Parts

    published October 10, 2012

    When you're a kid the urge to muck with Barbie's plasic perfection is undeniable. That long blonde hair and peaches-and-cream complexion just... More >>

  • Game On

    published November 7, 2012

    In an attempt to make the morning commute to work more palatable, we sometimes think of it as a video game. Race out the door before the timer... More >>

  • Politics and Protest

    published October 24, 2012

    An empty chair. A full binder. This election has had it all and remains quite a nail-biter to boot. There are plenty of talking heads trying to... More >>

  • Mix Master

    published October 17, 2012

    We glimpse strange man-made structures through the trees. Their forms seem out of date, pointing to a future that never was. The soundtrack shifts... More >>

  • Sale of the Century

    published October 17, 2012

    Admit it: The art on your walls could use an upgrade. Especially if said art consists of not much more than posters you’ve had since college... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Victory Over the Sun

    published Oct 29, 2012

    We glimpse strange man-made structures through the trees. Their forms seem out of date, pointing to a future that never was. The soundtrack shifts from the ambient noise of chirping birds into somethi... More >>

  • On Central Time

    published September 26, 2012

    Slowly, the Central Market area grows more inviting. Stretching roughly from Mint Plaza on one end to United Nations Plaza on the other, the... More >>

  • Video of the Day: The Altered Barbie Exhibition

    published Oct 22, 2012

    When you're a kid, the urge to muck with Barbie's plastic perfection is undeniable. That long hair and flawless complexion just invite creative misuse. Our particular "Partytime Barbie" eventually fou... More >>

  • S.F. VS. N.Y.

    published September 19, 2012

    New York already has one so it’s high time San Francisco started one too, an opportunity for participants to trot out their finest and show... More >>

  • Dis-Ease

    published August 22, 2012

    You don't have to be a polar bear trapped on a melting ice floe to feel the affects of climate change going on right now. Even here in our foggy... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Central Market Gets an Art Makeover

    published Sep 28, 2012

    Slowly, the Central Market area grows more inviting. Stretching roughly from Mint Plaza on one end to United Nations Plaza on the other, the neighborhood has seen a healthy spate of revitalization in ... More >>

  • Read Between the Lines

    published August 29, 2012

    It takes a brave artist to relinquish control over the creative act. John Cage did it when he used the I Ching to compose both his music and his... More >>

  • Embedded Histories

    published September 12, 2012

    We all have them, those pieces of clothing we can't bear to part with. A thrift shop suit from your City Hall wedding. That unspeakable dress... More >>

  • New Life For Old Garbage

    published September 12, 2012

    In tough times, artists might find themselves digging through the trash for supplies. The participants in Recology's Artist in Residence program,... More >>

  • Sensual Bodies

    published September 5, 2012

    Long before Fifty Shades of Grey made it kosher to read BDSM lit on BART, Anne Rice wrote her own best-selling erotica trilogy. Based on... More >>

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