Posts by Dara Kerr

Barry McGee has several aliases. Some know him as Twist, others as Ray Fong (he goes by Lydia Fong too). Then there’s Raymond Virgil and Bernon Vernon. All of these figures combined create McGee—the illusive, legendary, cult artist. The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive just opened the first ever mid-career retrospective of McGee’s work.

One of our favorite San Francisco boutiques has just opened up shop in Venice. This sweet little store offers tons of local, hand-made, artisan goods -- from indigo scarves to unique house wares to wooden puzzles.

Collaborative artists Lisa Little and Emily White will join KCRW’s Frances Anderton on Saturday to discuss the “DNA” of their latest installation at the Pasadena Museum of California.

Gallery Carte Blanche’s newest photography exhibit is a must-go for architecture buffs – especially those into a German aesthetic. “Spektrum Berlin” features eye-popping, geometric, and pattern-filled architectural images by German-based photographer Mattias Heiderich. 

Going back to basics, Richard Patterson’s stripped-down and elegant wood furniture has an esthetic all its own.

For photo buffs the photographs in Trevor Traina’s private collection are astounding. In April, he let California Home+Design inside his home for a sneak peek at his collection.

It’s been more than eight years since San Francisco-based artist Mary Button Durrell has exhibited her unique paper sculptures. This month, she returns with Flash: New Works by Mary Button Durell at SF’s La Boutique, a contemporary gallery-cum-shop in Jackson Square.

Walker Zanger is a name synonymous with high-design and original tiling. The company makes everything from colorful iridescent glass to intricate metal mosaic to reclaimed wood tiles. We spoke to vice president of design and marketing Jared Becker to learn more about Walker Zanger’s inspiration.

No canvas is too big for Jim Denevan. This Santa Cruz-based artist is known for his massive drawings on beaches, in the desert, and on snow covered landscapes. We recently got a chance to catch up with Denevan to learn more about his work.

What better place to have an exhibition of art and technology than the greater Bay Area? It’s the heart of tech innovation and home to Silicon Valley. We got a sneak peek at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, “Seeking Silicon Valley,” which will kick off in September.