Sight School

Art Practical/Bad At Sports interview
March 16, 2010, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Press

A Conversation with Michelle Blade

by Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney

Brian Andrews and Patricia Maloney sat down with Oakland-based artist Michelle Blade on February 20 in her storefront studio, which is also the location of the alternative space she created in 2009 to encourage dialogue around the connections between art and life. It was the day following the opening for her solo exhibition, “Blow As Deep As You Want to Blow,” on view at Triple Base galleryin San Francisco through March 21. Their conversation tackled a range of topics, from the economic realities that perennially plague artists in the Bay Area to the pleasures of walking across a painting. This is the second collaboration between Art Practical and Bad At Sports.

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December 24, 2009, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Press

Art, work, and artwork

Artist-run groups move beyond doodling for dollars in a screwed-up economy

Tuesday December 22, 2009

By Spencer Young

Art Work Reading Room

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Art Work Reading Room. It was an inspiring evening and a perfect way to officially open Sight School’s doors.

Be sure to check out Peter Dobey’s review Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics on Art Practical.

Sight School

Julian Myers

Zachary Scholz

Art Work

Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert

And thank you as well to Zachary Scholz, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, Lynne McCabe, Julian Myers, Malak Helmy, and Natasha Wheat for their readings and performances, and to Matthew Rana for organizing this event.

Video clips from the readings and discussion will be posted soon. In the mean time, please feel free to comment if you have additional thoughts from the night, or if you missed the event and would like to share any possible ideas surrounding art, labor and economics please do- It is important we all continue this conversation.