Top 10 (Plus One) Memorable Discoveries of 2007

Chronicle Arts writer Salvador Castillo remembers 2007 in the visual arts

Stalemate of the Boozefox
"Stalemate of the Boozefox"

1) Scott Eastwood, Jules Buck Jones, and Drew Liverman's "Stalemate of the Boozefox" (Mass Gallery) Wow. Double wow! There's a video on YouTube.

2) Finding Jesús Rafael Soto's Penetrable still installed at the Blanton three months after "The Geometry of Hope" closed!

3) Ginjiro Mawatari's freaky tongues in "No American Talent 2: Dark Matter, New Work From Japan" (Okay Mountain)

4) Seeing a mermaid singing and the ocean of bodies at the opening of "Radical Nautical" (Gallery Lombardi)

5) Eric Gibbons and Nathan Green complementing each other well in "Lasers in the Jungle" (Art Palace)

6) The sparkling atmospheres of Cecelia Phillips' paintings in "Existence Is Elsewhere" (Else Madsen Gallery)

7) Florian Slotawa's "One After the Other" (Arthouse)

8) Katherine Bash's "Broken Symmetries" (Women & Their Work)

9) Meg Stone in "Occult Balance" (Bolm Studios)

10) Salvage Vanguard Theater's commitment to visual art with a gallery and soon-to-be studios

11) The well-designed and very practical catalog for "Interchange" (Creative Research Lab)

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Top 10 arts of 2007, Scott Eastwood, Jules Buck Jones, Drew Liverman, Jesus Rafael Soto, Ginjiro Mawatari

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