Aimee Le Duc

SF Station Writer

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Surrealist Photography and Sculpture
By Aimee Le Duc (May 04, 2012)
Andre Breton defined surrealism as, "psychic automatism in its pure state, by which on purposes to express, verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner -- the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern." It's important to carry a working definition of surrealism around with you while navigating through the seemingly never-ending SFMOMA exhibition, [b]Beyond Real: Surrealist Photography and Sculpture from Bay Area Collections[/b]. More »
Tiny, Little Pleasures
By Aimee Le Duc (Nov 14, 2007)
Living in San Francisco, at times, can feel like Alice must have in [b]Through the Looking Glass[/b]. Sometimes we can feel enormous and sometimes we feel very, very small. As San Franciscans we take the lead throughout the country in grand social movements like green living and the slow food movement yet at other times we can be walking along a street only to discover a small neighborhood gallery, with small etchings that evoke the tiny little pleasures of simply eating vegetables. More »
A Room of One's Own
By Aimee Le Duc (Sep 05, 2006)
In the early 18th century, Fredrick I built the Amber Room, a small room with inlaid, hand-carved amber walls and bejeweled mosaics built as a gift for the Russian czar at the time, Peter the Great. After changing hands among the royalty of the day, the Amber Room was displaced during World War II, only for parts of it to resurface in Europe in the late 90s. It has since been reconstructed and is on display in various forms in museums and traveling shows, however, going to visit its modern day doppelganger is hardly the point of The Amber Room, a group exhibition of new work currently on display at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. More »
American Pop Icons, Demystified
By Aimee Le Duc (Dec 06, 2006)
There is something profoundly disturbing about watching Superman punch out Wonderwoman. In Michael Thrush's painting, [i]POW[/i], currently on display as part of his solo show, [b]Love and Other Disasters[/b] at Rx Gallery. The two superhero icons appear against a white background, Superman with his bulging right arm outstretched, finishing off a seemingly heroic act for the greater good until we see underneath a classic comic POW bubble, that he's actually walloped Wonderwoman who is flailing backwards in mid air toward us, ready to burst through the canvas onto the floor and land at our feet. More »
Relating To Your Life
By Aimee Le Duc (Nov 16, 2005)
The Cartoon Art Museum is a rare gem in San Francisco's cultural necklace. It is a traditional looking gallery space set behind a wonderful bookstore, Photo Graphix (formally the Friend's of Photography bookstore.) The museum formally showcases comics and cartoons ranging from familiar animation cells and historical baseball cartoons to underground horror and sex comix throughout the 20th century. Ultimately though it is a quiet space of two long hallways flanked on all sides with a cornucopia of illustrations and words to read. More »
A Matter of Perspective
By Aimee Le Duc (May 11, 2004)
It is rare when we discover a location where the connection between our bodies, our vision and our experiences can exist together in a thick sea of images, but Bay Area artists Deniz Demirer and Alex Killough have given us the opportunity to do just that in their installation, Video Symphony: Sequence to Simultaneity: Body Motion, Tech Motion showing at Ego Park Gallery in Oakland. More »
By Aimee Le Duc (Dec 29, 2004)
Have you ever wanted to show someone the best scar on your body - to tell someone what happened to you, or what you think of that scar today? Harrell Fletcher wants to see your scar. He wants to hear your story and, most of all, he wants to use his art to collaborate with as many people as he can. Fletcher's most recent collaborative projects, currently on display at New Langton Arts, trace the paths he's taken across the world and the various ways he uses his practice to observe and document the people and places he's experienced. More »
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