We kick off 2016 with Trenton Doyle Hancock’s visionary mastery of capturing the power of imagination and the strength of story. Alongside such unique artists of authorship like Jim Shaw, Ella & Pitr and Tim Kerr, the new year brings the promise of a wider vista of interactive visual traditions, and perhaps discovering a few heroes along the way. Let’s begin the new narrative.
Also in the January 2016 issue:
—Zaria Forman takes off for Antarctica as an artist-in-residence aboard the National Geographic Explorer.
—Influential Parisian graffiti writer turned inspired illustrator and graphic designer Seb Gorey.
—We sit down for a special blend of positively and unfettered enthusiasm with Big Boys member and artist Tim Kerr.
—Ella & Pitr, true love, and the world's largest murals.
—Jim Shaw's new show, rooted in Superman's cornfields and bloomed in the warm, open expanse of LA, arrives at the New Museum.
—SFMOMA brings Janet Cardiff's masterwork to Fort Mason in SF.
—Chinese photographer Ren Hang and the freedom of being.
—An encounter with Experimental Jetset and the language of design.
—Indigofera and their exquisite blanket collection.
—THe sky-scraping murals of Polish duo Etam Cru.
—Teaching productive dissonance and political art at the New School.
—And... Jeremy Fish becomes SF City Hall's first artist-in-residence.