Art & Commerce
Jonathan Parker's (Untitled) Gets it Right
by Scarlet ChengWhat a colorful, convoluted and drama-laced universe, the Art World. Whenever art, talent and high-mindedness get mixed up with marketing, mystique and lucre, there's backstabbing, desperation and hokum. I often wonder why there aren't more depictions of this hothouse world in film or television.
Bay Area Residential and Itinerant Galleries
by Anuradha VikramThe San Francisco Bay Area art scene has long been supported by experimental, artist-run galleries. Sometimes they occupy unlikely locales, such as commercial gallery Ratio3 started in a San Francisco apartment; performance and machine art collective The Shipyard, set in disused shipping containers near the Berkeley bay shore; 667 Shotwell, running since 2001 in artist Chris Sollars' apartment; and San Francisco Recycling and Disposal's artist-in-residence program, have become local fixtures.