Postmodernism

John Millei "From the Same Hill" at TI-155 Gallery

John Millei "From the Same Hill" at TI-155 Gallery

One hundred 10 x 8 Inch paintings by the highly accomplished American painter John Millei have for the past month been on display at the recently opened TI-155 Gallery, San Francisco’s new and exciting contemporary art gallery, exhibitions and public programs space on Treasure Island. The exhibition was curated by George Lawson and the exhibition catalog was created in collaboration with George Lawson Gallery and TI-155.

The transformative energy that can be felt at the heart of TI-155 suits perfectly the one hundred 10 x 8 inch paintings that wind their way through the gallery space; each painting containing a world encountering it’s own unique state of flux, each harboring it’s own energy for the viewer to be drawn into and decode yet together make up a network of information like a string of DNA.

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Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

I’m lucky: book reviewers are only really expected to write about the content of the books they review. They almost never have to write about what it was actually like to read a book. That is, they don’t have to talk about how they read a book, how it felt to see printed letters on a mass-produced page, or how they thought their understanding may have differed had they, say, read the words on a computer, or as scrolling credits at the end of a movie, or scrawled in pen on some bathroom stall (a very erudite bathroom stall). It’s simply beside the point. Because we already know what it means to read a book. Or at least we think we do.

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