BUILT ENVIRONMENTS BY BEN TOLMAN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Artist Ben Tolman creates incredibly intricate drawings that dig for the heart beneath the hard edges of the built environment. He lives and works in Washington DC. He received his MFA in 2012 from American University and his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in 2005. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally including being an exhibited finalist in the  Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

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Tolman has focused on the built environment—cities and suburbs, real and imagined, and the effects that they have, for better or for worse, on the people who inhabit them.

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Swoon @ 24th & Hampshire in SF

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After a very odd buffing of a classic Swoon piece on the side of Pal’s on 24th and Hampshire in the Mission, Swoon sent a new piece to be placed back at the same location after a bit of discussion with the building owner. And everything is as it should be.

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Want to live in a dream…

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Don’t know who, what, where, when, and if there is even a how, but this is one of those photos that makes you feel good about humans and their ability to create. Everything about this building is flawless; space, shape, height, and curves. Breathtaking.

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Richard Serra @ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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We do feel it rare to be able to see a traveling exhibition at two consecutive venues. This past summer, we visited Richard Serra’s Drawing at the MET in NYC, but the buzz in the building had been for the Alexander McQueen exhibition, which was gaining momentum and a labyrinth of lines throughout the building. Our experience with Serra was quiet, but dramatic. The work, of course, was strong, and in its simple construction and arrangement, had a unique language all to its own. But we felt it wasn’t given the proper space to breath.

The move to the SFMoMA proves to be the right conditions for which to see Serra’s work. The natural light, the higher ceilings, and bigger rooms allow for Serra’s drawings and sculptures to exist as they should. We always imagined Serra’s sculptures existing in old industrial warehouses, in large, open spaces that put scale and materials in focus. His drawings, some sketches, some full thoughts, some just examinations of the human’s ability to connect with shapes, angles, and simple construction need their own rooms to thrive.

If you have a chance to stop by Serra’s retrospective, we recommend going in the afternoon during the week, with few people interrupting the experience. Its solitary, and its own universe. Just enjoy it. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report

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What Happens When You Open a Temporary Restaurant?

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That’s the idea behind Chef John Fraser’s new NYC restaurant. The restaurant will be open for only nine months alternating designs, menus, and music every month, until the building is demolished.

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