Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012


Ghost at my solo exhibit at Eleanor Harwood Gallery which opened on May 26. Although this piece took months to make, the final touch was done the day of the opening when I released all the cut pages and let them fall to the floor.  The covers of the Artforum magazine hover off the wall six inches and the piece is about six feet high. The exhibit runs until July 7.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I have an image in Photo Feature ArtPad

Mentioned on Bizarre Beyond Belief Blog

Bizarre Beyond Belief B(x3) mentioned my work :)


My work is reviewed by DeWitt Cheng in Art Ltd.

Artforum, the art magazine published in New York City (after a childhood in San Francisco and adolescence in Los Angeles), is accorded ecclesiastical status by many art worlders, despite its history in the 1960s and '70s as the de-facto Ministry of Formalism, a purist doctrine now fallen into disrepute: an undoctrine, almost, in Orwell-speak. Francesca Pastine's sculptural interventions with copies of the magazine for the past four years, then, have a certain sly humor. Notes Pastine: "They were familiar fixtures in my friends' homes, nobody wanted to throw them away. I was intrigued by their square format, particularly when the bloated art market was reflected in their one-inch thickness... Starting with the covers, I cut, bend, manipulate, pull, and dig my way through them, revealing a visceral topography of art trends... My X-acto blade mimics a pencil, subtracting rather than adding... Through physically intervening with these familiar icons of the art establishment, I suffuse the inanimate with emotional power, creating a palpable complexity of form and information." Pastine's intricately cut assemblages resemble, variously, quilts, lava flows, tree fungi, clouds, and kids' pop-up books; some of them, labeled "unsolicited collaborations," name names--of famous, envied cover artists. From May 26 to July 7 at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay blogged my work. I love the idea of beautiful decay. I love that they recognized my Artforum series since they are a spoilage of the glossy magazine.

Paprique Island Review

My work on Paprique Island blog

Friday, May 18, 2012

UNSOLICITED at Eleanor Harwood Gallery - Saturday, May 26, 7pm to 10pm

My solo exhibition "Unsolicited" opens on Saturday on May 26th and runs through July 7.  The reception will be on Saturday, May 26, from 7pm to 10pm.


June Beltran reviewed ARTPad in her Chronicle blog "A Super Abundance of Art, and Even More"