Lindsey White

Seeing SECA

The five 2017 awardees recognized by SFMOMA’s group demonstrate the wide range of Bay Area contemporary art practices.

By Leora Lutz February 24, 2017

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's (SECA)  Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award

Exhibition July 15th-September 17th SFMOMA 4th Floor

2017 SECA Art Award Winners: 

Liam Everett

Alicia McCarthy

Sean McFarland

K.r.m. Mooney

Lindsey White

Named as current SFMOMA SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Award Finalist:

Since 1967, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) has honored over 70 Bay Area artists with the SECA Art Award, which includes an exhibition at SFMOMA and inclusion in the accompanying catalogue. Recipients of the SECA Art Award, typically four per award year, are chosen during a 10-month process involving artists, SECA members, museum staff, and members of the local arts community.

2017 SECA Art Award Finalists

Amy Balkin
Nate Boyce
Will Brown
Ajit Chauhan
Ala Ebtekar
Liam Everett
Constance Hockaday
Cybele Lyle
Mads Lynnerup
Alicia McCarthy
Sean McFarland
K.r.m. Mooney
Ben Peterson
Richard T. Walker
Lindsey White
May Wilson

Bruce Conner It's All True Exhibition Catalog

Rudolf Frieling (Editor), Gary Garrels (Editor), Stuart Comer (Contributor), Diedrich Diederichsen (Contributor), Rachel Federman (Contributor), Laura Hoptman (Contributor)

Will Brown will take part this retrospective catalogue honoring one of our all time favorite artist. Bruce Conner It's All True at NY MoMA  and  SFMoMa

This historic retrospective catalogue will be the definitive resource on this important artist for decades to come. Offering a highly anticipated contemporary perspective on Conner, it will prove revelatory in assessing his output and place in postwar art. Illustrated in full color throughout, this comprehensive volume provides access to a range of material that has never been published, including early paintings from the 1950s and works from the last decade of Conner’s life, along with a trove of fascinating ephemeral materials. 

The publication features original scholarship by a range of luminaries, including essays by Frieling, Garrels, Stuart Comer, Diedrich Diedrichsen, Rachel Federman, and Laura Hoptman as well as contributions from Michelle Barger, Kevin Beasley, Dara Birnbaum, Carol Bove, Stan Brakhage, Will Brown, David Byrne, Roger Griffith, Kellie Jones, Christian Marclay, Greil Marcus, Michael McClure, Henry Rosenthal, Michelle Silva, Dean Smith, and Kristine Stiles.

Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

My photographs are featured in Aperture's new book: Photography Is Magic  by Charlotte Cotton. 

Photography Is Magic  draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. Edited and with an essay by leading photography writer and curator Charlotte Cotton, this critical publication surveys the work of a diverse group of artists, many working at the borders of the "art world" and the "photography world," all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic practice and its place in a shifting photographic landscape being reshaped by digital techniques. It includes images and text by more than 80 artists, including Sara Cwynar, Shannon Ebner, Annette Kelm, Josh Kline, Elad Lassry, Jon Rafman, Shirana Shahbazi and Sara VanDerBeek, among many others.

Will Brown (Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak) received a  grant from Creative Work Fund to collaborate with the San Francisco Art Institute to develop a multimedia exhibition exploring the Institute’s archives via exhibitions, public programming, and more.

Award: $40,000 Media Arts grant awarded in 2015

To be presented: Late 2017

Newly appointed Tenure Track Assistant Photography Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. :)

Self Made, Bolinas Museum of Art, Bolinas, CA

SELF MADE features artists who were somehow influenced by Larry Sultan, his teachings, and his work. Many were friends. Each creates handmade or ephemeral objects as part of their practice that operate on an intimate scale, and the process of making is often evident in the final form. For the receiver or viewer, the experience of the encounter with the piece is intimate and tangible. Some are one-offs and quickly made, and for others greater circulation is possible through their scale and form. Ultimately, these are generative outlets for the artists---creative acts exploring forms that reflect an informality or looseness---and the pleasure and fun in the making.

Artists include: Tammy Rae Carland, Liz Cohen, Dru Donovan, Jim Goldberg, Doug Hall, Greg Halpern, Mike Light, Abner Nolan, Nigel Poor, Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel and Lindsey White. Curated by Jessica Ingram

Will Brown / MATRIX 259

June 12, 2015 - September 13, 2015

Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

Exhibition located at the entrance of the original Berkeley Art Museum & UC Berkeley's Morrison Library

Interview with MATRIX Curator, Apsara DiQuinzio here

MATRIX 259 Brochure pdf

San Francisco–based art group Will Brown (a collaborative project of David Kasprzak, Jordan Stein, and Lindsey White) reimagines the roles of artist and curator through an inventive upending of traditional exhibition formats. The collective often mines unexpected or forgotten histories that exist within artistic and cultural spheres. Inspired by enigmatic stories about a Dan Flavin work at BAM/PFA, culled from archives and oral histories, Will Brown’s MATRIX exhibition unfolds across various sites outside BAM/PFA’s Mario Ciampi building: an artist book displayed in UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library; a seemingly abandoned car sited in front of the now closed Bancroft Way entrance to BAM/PFA; a light installation on the roof of the building; and a one-night theatrical production written by poet and playwright Kevin Killian, which will take place at the exhibition’s opening.

For MATRIX 259, Will Brown takes as its point of departure a site-specific work made by Minimalist artist Dan Flavin for BAM/PFA’s main public stairway in 1977–78. Flavin’s installation, untitled (for Gretchen, a colorful and fond match), consisted of twenty-eight green fluorescent lightbulbs installed vertically in the building’s light well, whose glow permeated the adjacent stairway and spilled out into the lobby. Although the installation was removed sometime in the 1980s, divergent narratives have survived about the ethereal green light that could often be seen emanating from the exterior of the building through the skylight above the stairwell. Building upon the mythology and transience of Flavin’s work, Will Brown takes the allure of Flavin’s green glow as its point of departure for each of the works in MATRIX 259. The light acts as a conceptual and formal link among each location, object, and event, and as a metaphorical beacon for the memories that remain of a mysterious work of art.

Will Brown, formerly housed in a Mission District storefront, has realized projects with the Kadist Art Foundation, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and di Rosa in Napa. Will Brown received an Alternative Exposure Award from Southern Exposure in 2012 and in 2013 was artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County, California.

Artist Book Display/Morrison Library
101 Doe Library, on the UC Berkeley campus
Free and open to the public

Morrison Library hours
June 12–August 19: M-F, 12–5 p.m. (closed Friday, July 3)
August 20–September 11: M–F, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Monday, September 7)  

Check the library website as hours are subject to change.

Tongue in Cheek

May 9-July 19th

diRosa Napa Valley, CA

This exhibition explores the continuing legacy of humor and absurdity in Bay Area art through the lens of a new generation of artists. In an increasingly fraught social and political context—both locally and abroad—many artists have turned to comedy to reflect upon and illuminate the absurdities of daily life. Tongue-in-Cheek presents a selection of these works in painting, photography, sculpture, video, text, and performance by artists Tammy Rae Carland, Jonn Herschend, Bessma Khalaf, Jennie Ottinger, Kate Rhoades, Chris Sollars, Lindsey White, and  Wonderment Consortium. Known for its oft irreverent collection, di Rosa provides an apt context to examine this powerful approach to art making that favors laughter as a critical tool.

Ventriloquist: A quarterly publication that focuses on art -- from the perspective of artists, edited by: Whitney Lynn, available at Needles and Pens in San Francisco, CA

An interviewed with Contemporary Jewish Museum, Associate Curator Lily Siegel and Lindsey White about what is going on In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art. Check out the interview here 

In That Case:  Havruta in Contemporary Art  at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Artist Reception and Conversation With Lindsey White and LA Comedian Ron Lynch 

Thursday, Oct 23 // 6–7:30pm // Galleries open until 8pm // Show runs from October 23rd till January 5, 2015

Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

October 5th -- December 5th 

The Art Gym presents Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens, an exhibition of art exploring humor that includes works by Bruce Conkle, Jonathan Gitelson, Jamie Isenstein, Matt Jacobs, Alicia McDaid, Ralph Pugay, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jordan Rathus, Patrick Rock, Ben Sanders, and Lindsey White. Each artist works with humor — addressing comedy tropes and props, playing off of methods and forms, creating darkly humorous situations, automating jokes, or using comedic timing. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, video, performance, photography, drawing, prints, and site-specific work.

Lindsey White: Matter of Fact

SFO Museum
May 2014-EXTENDED THROUGH October 2014!
Terminal 1- Post Security


curated by Brion Nuda Rosch
JUNE 7 - JULY 12, 2014

ACME. 6150 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California

I have an assignment in this book! Aperture's The Photographer’s Playbook Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern

The Photographer’s Playbook features photography assignments, as well as ideas, stories, and anecdotes from many of the world’s most talented photographers and photography professionals. Whether you’re looking for exercises to improve your craft—alone or in a group—or you’re interested in learning more about the medium, this playful collection will inspire fresh ways of engaging with photographic process. Inside you will find advice for better shooting and editing, creative ways to start new projects, games and activities, and insight into the practices of those responsible for our most iconic photographs—John Baldessari, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Tim Walker, and many more. -

Book Cover Image for: Here Come the Warm Jets  by Alli Warren  City Lights Spotlight Press