Douglas Britt of the Houston Chronicle had a simple, relaxing trip to SF planned this summer—until he heard about SAM's exhibition Target Practice. A painter himself, he booked a flight up here, and came away insanely satisfied. His thoughts start today here, with video.
Labor Day is the last day to see Target Practice (my review here), and this Thursday night there's a related talk with Paul McCarthy and Richard Jackson at the museum. If you haven't already, you ought to see the show. And even if you have, some of these works definitely bear repeat visits.
Lastly, there's always the Yoko Ono piece to see and consider, given the recent controversy over it in which a SAM security guard who is also an artist was fired after her "intervention" into the installation. On Friday, she was harshly scolded by Ono curator Jon Hendricks.
This Monday morning a far-flung colleague reminded me that Hendricks may not have wanted to take such a harsh tone: After all, Hendricks "has done his share of art vandalism in the distant past as a member of the Guerrilla Art Action Group (GAAG)."
I hate it when guerrillas grow up.