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2007 Stories by Traci Vogel

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  • Disaster Shots

    published December 26, 2007

    On May 4, 2007, a tornado destroyed 95 percent of Greensburg, Kansas, a small city that had previously been best known as home to the world's... More >>

  • Street Smart

    published December 5, 2007

    Haight and Ashbury has been a commercial real-estate bugbear for the past couple of decades. Any business that opened at the historic... More >>

  • Obsessive Consumption: Kate Bingaman-Burt

    published December 5, 2007

    This is famously the season when we buy things nobody really needs. But exhaustive spending isn't limited to the holidays. Artist Kate... More >>

  • I Do Adore: Women Photographers

    published December 5, 2007

    Google "female energy," and you'll find a predictable mishmash of New Age lunar philosophy and a strange reference to the architecture of the... More >>

  • "Mugshots"

    published November 7, 2007

    It's tempting to adopt film noir slang when discussing Chris Crites' mugshots painted in acrylic on paper bags. The 1940s-era San Francisco... More >>

  • "Sediments, Sentiments (Figures of Speech)"

    published November 7, 2007

    The combined eyes of Puerto Rican artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla seem to be able to see into the fourth dimension. The... More >>

  • Art Footage

    published October 17, 2007

    If you could film it, what would collective memory look like? It might resemble a work by Kota Ezawa, the S.F. artist who takes culturally... More >>

  • Just Don't Sit Down in It

    published October 17, 2007

    Those who make it a point to know about such things tell us that high fashion, this fall, is all about architecture. At New York Fashion Week,... More >>

  • I Can't Feel My Face?

    published October 10, 2007

    Drug trip stories, like stories about car accidents or bad dates, make great icebreakers. Maybe that's why Cliff Hengst and Scott Hewicker's... More >>

  • Political Artist Julia Page Waits for Godot to Bring Peace to Middle East

    published October 3, 2007

    The phrase "political art" is enough to turn any dinner party toward the vodka bottles. Political art? It's awkward. Preachy. Certainly... More >>

  • Josh Keyes' 'Surface Tension' Confronts Pollution at Hang Art

    published October 3, 2007

    In March, the small city of Cordova, Alaska, erected a totem pole that depicts the distorted face of former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond.... More >>

  • 'ApresGarde' Covers Lowbrow's Flank at Gallery 1988

    published October 3, 2007

    How many names does one movement need? Lowbrow, pop surrealism, post-pop, post-brow, underground, outsider — there are plenty of labels... More >>

  • Unboxed

    published October 3, 2007

    It's easy to dismiss Joseph Cornell's shadow boxes, with their scrapbook strata of maps and chateaus and owls, as kitsch. But these deceptively... More >>

  • Fleecing Ourselves

    published September 5, 2007

    Billy Childish is a born rabble-rouser. The 47-year-old British musician (Pop Rivets, Thee Headcoats), artist, and novelist (My Fault)... More >>

  • Dave Warnke: "In Pursuit of Happiness"

    published September 5, 2007

    Dave Warnke's sticker and poster art decorates newspaper boxes, light poles, and BART stations all over the Bay Area. It's art for everyday... More >>

  • David Fought: "3 (5)wires and 5 (3)sides"
    James Sansing: "Seeing Darkly"

    published September 5, 2007

    There's a pleasing little synaptic pop that occurs when you look at David Fought's wire sculptures. Maybe it's because they play with... More >>

  • Soup to Nuts

    published September 5, 2007

    Here in the Bay Area, food isn't just grub — it's grist for activism, at every level. Globally, we mull over "food security," the... More >>

  • Writers’ Block Party

    published August 22, 2007

    Five years ago, author Dave Eggers created 826 Valencia, the mostly youth-oriented nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center located in a... More >>

  • Art-Tee

    published August 22, 2007

    The T-shirt, once a lowly undergarment worn by the armed forces, has come a long way, baby. Alternately a vehicle for personal politics, a... More >>

  • Ping Pong in the Garage

    published August 22, 2007

    If the thematic thrust of this weekend's Garage Biennale pavilion show at the Ping Pong Gallery -- an investigation of "current changes in the... More >>

  • Debris Trail

    published August 22, 2007

    At the dual exhibit “Critical Chaos,” artists Erik Friedman and Ema Harris-Sintamarian attempt to parse the modern information... More >>

  • New Kid on the Block

    published August 15, 2007

    When Tina Butcher and Madison Young started Femina Potens in 2001 in a cramped garage in the Upper Haight, they tapped into San Francisco's... More >>

  • Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica

    published August 1, 2007

    Book release party. Editor Simon Sheppard and contributing authors Steven Saylor and Robert Glück as well as some surprise guests read... More >>

  • Art caps

    published July 4, 2007

    Photographer Amy Regalia shoots yard trimmings in her home town of San Jose, a city that allows the waste to be set out loose in the street... More >>

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