i was so excited that my trip to san francisco coincided with the ruth asawa exhibit at the de young museum. i’ve been interested in ruth’s work for a while, but it’s hard to find much about her on the internet. sadly, ruth’s work has not always been given the attention that i think it deserves. some art critics considered her technique a craft and not an art form, because of it’s similarity to knitting and crocheting. i found her retrospective to be so inspiring, not only her gorgeous sculptures, but her study of repeat patterns while she attended the black mountain college. all photos are from the scuptures of ruth asawa, contours in the air. more here.

i picked up a postcard in my neighborhood for the mfa thesis exhibit of eliza stamps from pratt. her show is called holonomy and will be up from december 4th to the 8th. her work reminds me of the delicate style of a favorite artist of mine: lindsay adelman. i hope i have time next week to walk over and check it out.

pratt studios gallery
200 willoughby avenue
brooklyn, ny

i’m starting a list of art shows to see while in san francisco for the holidays:

printed matter at giant robot: a group show dedicated to prints, including woodcut, silk screen, lithography, relief, etching, and other techniques.

the ruth asawa retrospective at the de young (i’m also excited to see the quilts of gee’s bend exhibit again. i saw it a few years ago in new york, and it had a big impact on me).

alexander girard: vibrant modern, at the sf moma