Art

Take care! These galleries are haunted, are trapped in dreams, display bright, scintillating possibilities, and glimpses of some murky, mythic dimension to what we mistake as mundane daily life.

Dreaming of Another San Francisco

The future is anarchic, utopian, and most definitely climate-changed. This gallery of nine illustrations by the artist and muralist Mona Caron depicts, in her own words, a "post-global warming, post-fossil fuel, bioregional San Francisco, thriving ...

The Waters of Time

Freed from the constraints of space, time explodes. (c) Martha NanceGrandfather painted a picture of his last second. (c) Martha NanceSeconds bumped into each other when time stopped abruptly. (c) Martha NanceSunday has a lengthy ...

Theatrical Surfaces, Hidden Depths

"Susie Satellite," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Pen Pal," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Advance Guard," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Aliens," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Paper Cut," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Scenario," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Untitled Map," copyright (c) Charles Bierwirth"Three Wishes," ...

The Odd Curiosity Shop

In "Threnody," a collection of sculptural works by Seattle-based artist and framer Benjamin Malay, we find moody and allusive mixed-media works that would be at home on the dusty shelves of a magical curiosity shop. ...

Shared Delirium

Artist statement: There are many ways to dissolve the perception of man and his view of reality. But there are not many ways to transfer this state to someone else, to share the impressions experienced ...

Crowded Dreams

Artist Statement: A fleeting insight can linger in image form in my mind, like a bright light leaves a trace on the retina, and I try to record this image in my notebook before it ...

A Million Masks of God

"Astral Indulgence," (c) 2021 Arthur Kwon Lee"Celestial Migration," (c) 2021 Arthur Kwon Leez"Colossal Youth," (c) 2021 Arthur Kwon Lee"Den of Wolves," (c) 2021 Arthur Kwon Lee"En Garde Caligula," (c) 2021 Arthur Kwon Lee"Marionette," (c) 2021 ...

Passages and Revelations

"Mist: 4 o'clock" (c) by Karu Shao"Ion" (c) by Karu Shao"Ion II" (c) by Karu Shao"Water" (c) by Karu Shao"The Heaven Evening" (c) by Karu Shao"Human World" (c) by Karu Shao"Human World II" (c) by ...

Erewhon, and Other Strange Utopias

[Vote for Roger Leege's "Erewhon and Other Strange Utopias" in the 1st Annual Utopia Awards — polls are now open though Aug. 21, 2022.] Selene (c) Roger LeegeRemembering Lou Jacobs (c) Roger LeegeEmmett's Mask (c) ...

Mirrors of an Artificial Mind

Artist Statement: I've been fascinated by how computers see us when they are competing against us in a video game, taking dictation, or pondering some of our greatest artworks. To discover more of their view ...

Just After You Open Your Eyes: Paintings by Theresa Pisani

What is it you just caught a glimpse of? Rubbing the sleep out of your eyes, you struggle to carry the swirl of images and emotions over to the waking world …

Dreamtime Borderlands: The Art of Sandeep Shete

Crossing from ordinary life into its distorted dreamtime reflection, Sandeep Shete's vivid black-and-white illustrations invoke underground comix, or concert posters for imaginary psychedelic garage bands. His clean lines and stark contrasts are complemented by a ...

My Dear Deer: Paintings by Oksana Reznik

The art of Ukrainian painter Oksana Reznik depicts both our sentimentalization of nature, and our alienation from it. In "My Dear Deer," Reznik's images of wild animals in formally surreal and modernist settings can be ...

Bio-Incursions: Artworks by Lino Azevedo

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area to Portuguese immigrants, and now teaching and making art in Savannah, Georgia, Lino Azevado is a painter whose mastery of the medium provokes unsettling psychological insights about the ...

Spectral Symmetries: Self Portraits

Brenda Mann Hammack's art is surreal, spectral, even disturbing — but it all rings true, revealing aspects of the shared human struggle to seek and understand our own relation to the world. Although the images ...

Uneasy Alchemy: The Art of Aurora Consurgens

The unknown illustrator of the Aurora Consurgens, an obscure alchemical treatise of the 15th century, produced metaphor-rich artworks that are strangely raw, and full of intrigue. The visuals found in Aurora consurgens are regarded by ...

Strange Hybrids: The Art of Robert W. Walker

The art of Robert Walker occupies an unsettling intersection in the visual atlas of our world, invoking black metal album covers, fine art gallery showings, and Mad Comics grotesqueries: A children's classic such as "Alice ...

Let Them Eat Blood Cake: The Gross Food Porn of Craig Latchaw

Somewhere between a punk-rock Harvey Kurtzman and R. Crumb guesting on “Top Chef” are Craig Latchaw's gleefully gross gourmet recipes, fully seasoned with all the farmworker abuses, assembly-line injuries, product impurities, and accumulated factory filth ...

A Dream Library: The Art of David Slebodnick

Youngstown, Ohio-based artist David Slebodnick pulls pages out of children's books from dream libraries. When encountering these works one has the distinct sensation of needing to be holding a bound volume of them, accompanied by ...

The Bus Drawings: A 9/11 Survivor’s Diary

9/11 survivor Thomas Haddad's wildly diverse, frequently phantasmagorical "drawings from the bus" have the mythic detailing of a tarot deck, but also an exaggerated, grotesque quality resonant with underground comics and the work of Ralph ...

Rock Fantasia at the Nebula Awards

"Rock Fantasia" is a series of digital illustrations by Fabulist art director Adam Myers, inspired by rock 'n' roll lyrics written by science fiction and fantasy authors. They were printed in a limited-edition of glossy ...

Goblins from the Dustbin

Gail Trunick's whimsical, crafty and creepy sculptures are conjured from the detritus of life's neglected corners. It's a type of zoölogical survey, cataloging the peculiar goblins and fantods that propagate in the junk barns and ...

SUBJECT: Dragon Bones

"Dear Charles; The codices become more exciting every day. This one should be of special interest to you in that it fits in with some of your previous theories. Apparent translation is as follows … ...