HG Magazine: Issue no. 6
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Issue no. 6

In the Studio · Part I

Watch Bernard Lokai in studio
Nothing reveals more about an artist’s work than a studio visit. Of course, pay attention to their tools and materials — they divulge processes. As do paint splatters on the floor or wall and a worn work surface. The books on their shelves and postcards pinned up give away references; tchotchkes divulge nostalgic attachments; work by other artists let drop personal relationships. But curiosities unveil inspiration. More important than what an artist shows you is what they hide.

Patricia Piccinini


Liliana Porter


Nicole Phungrasamee Fein


William T. Wiley

Visiting William T. Wiley’s studio is like going into a dark room after being in bright sunlight — your eyes need to adjust to the density before you can see anything at all. And being in his environment is like viewing his art work… you look and you read and you smile and you puzzle and you have flashes of “ahh… yes!” You keep exploring and no matter how thorough you think you’re being, you’re continually finding something you didn’t see before… making discoveries… connecting… deciphering his codes… comprehending his malapropisms… learning his visual vocabulary… getting his jokes.

And understanding that very often, his “jokes” are as serious as a loose razor blade in the bottom of your toiletries bag. That despite the comic strip manner, the baseness of the double entendre, the goofiness of his pun, Wiley’s art is a clanging alarm.

You may be impressed that after more than 50 years of art making, Wiley’s still willing to take on the senseless. That he’s not been beaten down, that he cares too much not to keep chipping at it. Can’t keep from ranting and chanting and charming in the hopes of getting through to someone.

And you’re moved by his stick-to-it-iveness. His lucidity. The down-home common sense and the frontier-plainness of the poetry.

Andrew Schoultz

Making work for the next show that will open at Hosfelt Gallery

Stefan Kürten

Watch Stefan Kürten in studio

Brunch with Andrea Higgins

Healthy Gluten-Free Carrot Muffins

2/3 cup puréed prunes and/or dates (you may add a bit of warm water to be able to food process until smooth)

2 ripe mashed bananas
4 tablespoons almond butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons ground flaxseed
4 eggs (beaten)
4 tablespoons (or more) maple syrup
2 grated zucchinis
4 large grated carrots

1 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup oat or chickpea flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup toasted walnuts (broken)

Fold In:
Diced candied ginger (1/4 or 1/2 cup)

Bake 20-25 min (depending on size) at 350 degrees

Spread with cream cheese
Hosfelt Gallery is located at 260 Utah St, between 15th & 16th streets. Wheelchair accessible entrance at 255A Potrero Avenue. For more information call 415.495.5454 or visit hosfeltgallery.com.

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