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Upfront with Jenna Putnam
Studio Visit with Barry McGee
Ava Hawk McDean photographed by Renee Parkhurst
Burn the Here & Now by Alex Brunet
Who sold my generation by Alessandro Casagrande
Artist in Residency with Charlotte Ager
Act III Presentation from Apparatus
Tortelli con Baccala ed Emulsione di Baccala by Niko Romito
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Upfront with Jenna PutnamUpfront with Jenna PutnamUpfront with Jenna Putnam
Jenna Putnam is an American artist born in Hawaii and raised in California. She moved to New York at the age of 23 to pursue photography and writing. Her first book of poetry was published in 2017 titled Hold Still via Paradigm Publishing. Hold Still is a collection of poetry and prose exploring sexuality, love, and loss. It’s is a memoir of a female artist’s relationships with friends, lovers, and muses.
With a backdrop set in New York City and Los Angeles, two places the author and photographer spent most of her twenties. Influenced by writers like Patty Smith and John Ashbery, Putnam’s work is unique and nostalgic, reflecting on fleeting relationships in a modern world. Putnam writes for a generation of those who see their youth fleeting: a generation of artists, writers, and musicians; a generation struggling to make ends meet, struggling to find a good fuck for more than one night, struggling to conform to the way of life that suited former generations.
Words by Alessandro Casagrande
Photography by Jenna Putnam
Reading by Jenna Putnam
Studio Visit with Barry McGeeStudio Visit with Barry McGeeStudio Visit with Barry McGee
Meeting Barry McGee is the exact opposite of experiencing his art exhibitions.
In person, he’s quiet, attentive and acutely focused on the conversation. He notices small details and often compliments you on the simplest things. His humble nature and youthful charm make you wonder how someone so eﬀortlessly relaxed can make such visually jarring art.
Unlike his easy-going demeanor, his exhibitions engulf their settings with a myriad of objects. One doesn’t see a McGee show so much as experience it. The viewer is left to consider a lot; surfboards stacked ninety high, shelves and pedestals lined with ceramic plates and vessels, and countless patterns and faces painted in all sizes on panels arranged into boil-like shapes that appear to burst at the seams. Everything seems to come together and fall apart at once, much like the world in which we live.
— Chris Perez, Ratio 3, San Francisco, California 2018
Excerpt from the interview
Recently, we sat down with the mercurial McGee at his studio in San Francisco to find out more about his own personal creative process, his love-hate relationship with deadlines and the importance of his daily surfing ritual.
Scott A. Sant’Angelo (SAS) — Your recent solo show at New York’s Cheim & Read Gallery looked great. How much time does it take you to pull together the work for a gallery show of this magnitude? How did it go? What was the response?
Barry McGee (BM) — I think around three to four months or so and I used some things from other shows that I lumped in there to try and make sure it felt full enough. I like the show and how it looked in the space and it was special with the weather that evening. There was a snow storm that aﬀected the city and made getting around difficult but people still showed up despite that.
SAS — In the studio, what’s your personal creative process? Do you come in with new ideas to try? Or, do you just play around until you come up with a creative direction?
BM — I layer out a lot of work that I have in the studio then things start to take shape organically little by little with what I have in front of me. The pressure of deadlines and timing helps push through the process. It can be loose to start and then get refined as timing becomes an issue.
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Burn the Here & NowBurn the Here & NowBurn the Here & Now
Who sold my generationWho sold my generationWho sold my generation
Artist in Residency with Charlotte AgerArtist in Residency with Charlotte AgerArtist in Residency with Charlotte Ager
BACCALÀ has conducted its first Artist in Residency with artist Charlotte Ager.
Ager completed a two-week residency in Bintan, Indonesia and created a body of work influenced by her surroundings. Bintan island is part of Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, just across the strait from Singapore. Ager’s work recognizes landscape, architecture, and humanity all with vivid use of color and form and this is why we chose her to be wholly inspired by the residency’s locale.
A vast selection of the artwork created while in residency will be available for purchase exclusively from BACCALÀ.
Apparatus is a Manhattan-based design studio whose reputation is on the rise for a very good reason.
We find their work to be superb, majestic, and decadently resplendent. We were lucky enough to interview 36-year-old Co-Founder and Creative Director Gabriel Hendifar about his latest offering, ACT III which just debuted at Fuorisalone 2018. Hendifar’s parents left Tehran for Los Angeles as political refugees in 1979, two years before he was born. He’s had a longtime urge to re-connect with his Iranian roots through his design and ACT III is where he explores these personal connections for the very first time. A box brought from Iran by Hendifar’s grandmother, done in a Persian Marquetry style called Khatam, influenced Khatam the collaboration between Apparatus and Iranian artist, Shirin Ehya. Talisman finds its influence from the statues from the ancient city of Persepolis, and Drum references the tombak, an essential instrument to Persian music. These influences are beautifully melded with Hendifar’s own modern and even art deco references throughout the collection.
Tortelli con Baccala ed Emulsione di Baccala by Niko RomitoTortelli con Baccala ed Emulsione di Baccala by Niko RomitoTortelli con Baccala ed Emulsione di Baccala by Niko Romito
Tortelli con Baccalà ed Emulsione di Baccalà
For Fresh Pasta
For The Stuffing
For The Seasoning
Flour 00 1kg
1 baffa of baccalà
300 g bones and baccalà skin
Whole eggs 8
1 spring onion
500 g of fresh milk
200 g of water
200 g of milk
Rosemary and laurel
Pasta: On the pastry board sift the flour, forming the classic fountain. In the center create a dimple, introduce the whole eggs, beat them with a fork and enter them, little by little, to the flour. Then knead with your hands until you get a homogeneous, elastic mixture; wrap it in the kitchen foil and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Filling: Take the already desalted baccalà, skin it, debone it and then cut it into cubes. Take the spring onion and let it stew in a little oil until browned. Dip the baccalà and let it cook until the water that appears evaporates. Then mix with the mixer adding the olive oil.
Sauce: Fry the carrot and celery in oil, add the bones and the discarded baccalà skin, together with milk and water and reduce by 2/3. Finally, add a sprig of rosemary and a bay leaf. Filter everything.
After the rest, with a rolling pin, roll out the dough as thin as possible: make strips of 8 cm width and with a smooth pastry ring, with a diameter of equal size, cut out of the discs. At the center of each one, with a little pastry with a fine opening, place a walnut stuffed with baccalà. Rest on top of the other disc, seal well and add the ends forming tortelli. As soon as they are made, cook them immediately for a few moments in boiling salted water. Spread them on a plate and use a spoon to pour over each tortello the emulsion of hot baccalà and drops of extra virgin olive oil.