Born in 1972, Kaari Upson lives and works in Los Angeles.
Talking to Kaari Upson is like looking at one of her wall-sized drawings. One idea leads to another, tangents splinter down unexpected paths, you travel forward and backward in time simultaneously, and suddenly you're back to the start and a picture begins to form.
While preparing for these shows, Upson spoke with her old friend, actor Josh Lucas, about putting down roots in places with a high fire frequency, dropping out of school, and the limits of and lanes into knowing another human being.
'What’s amazing is that in this climate, all these fairs—the Armory Show, ADAA, Independent—are the best they have been in years,' said Sandy Rower, Alexander Calder’s grandson and the head of the artist’s foundation. 'The dealers are just trying harder.' He was just off the lobby at Spring Studios, where Independent, as iconoclastic as its name...