Varese Layzer

"April Oakland Art Murmur" Art Enthusiast, April 11, 2012
"Artist has work removed from Ritual Coffee Roasters, deemed too 'serious'" Rangefinder Forum, June 28, 2011 [accessible only to Rangefinder Forum members]
"Cafe Criticized for Removing Art Deemed 'Too Serious'" Daily Coffee News, July 7, 2011
"Ritual Coffee Hates 'Serious' Art?" Snapandgo, June 27, 2011
"Ritual Coffee Owner Not a Fan of Art That’s Sad" The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2011 [reposted from Grub Street San Francisco]
"Your Photography Is Too Serious for This Cool Café" Photoworks San Francisco, June 28, 2011
Barman, Jay, "Ritual Coffee Owner Not a Fan of Art That’s Sad" Grub Street San Francisco, June 28, 2011
Bennett, Denise, "Controversy in Local and Regional Art," Artlarking, July 18, 2011
Bigman, Alex, "Four Fab Art Gallery Openings" 7X7, March 21, 2012
Brenner, Lisa, "Week Around the Ists" July 3, 2011. [LA weekly summary version of SFist; also appeared in London, Shanghai "ists" for the week.]
Chavez, Lydia, "Ritual Asks Artist to Remove Work — What Would You Do?" Mission Local, June 28, 2011
Donohue, Caitlin, "Ritual Coffee puts a bird on it" San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 30, 2011
Feeney, Mark, "At the PRC, Getting a Head Start Behind the Camera" Boston Globe, January 29, 2015
Hawk, Thomas, "Ritual Coffee Roasters Owner Eileen Hassi Pulls Artist’s Work from Display?" Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection, June 27, 2011
Hintz-Zambrano, Katie, "Five things to know this AM," Refinery 29, June 28, 2011
Hough, Allan, "Ritual Roasters and the art of banning art," Mission Mission, June 28, 2011
Ireland, Liz, "Eat the Week: Off the Grid’s Birthday, Fresh & Easy Hits SF, BreastFest Returns, Art Deemed Too Serious For Ritual, Bowling Alley Fever" Poor Taste San Francisco, July 1, 2011
Keeling, Brock, "Deemed 'Too Serious,' Ritual Coffee Bans Artist's Work" SFist, June 27, 2011
Kuchar, Sally, "Ritual Coffee Bans Artist's Work; How Not To Sell a House; Bikes and Business in Oakland; More!" Curbed SF, June 28, 2011 [reposted from SFist]
Pearce, Rocio Russo, "Photographer banned at local coffee shop" Rocio Russo June 28, 2011

Perez, Cassie and Jenna Paul-Schultz, "It May Be Art, But Does It Go With Coffee?" Mission Local, June 28, 2011
Sikora, Kim, "Varese Layzer's Exploration of Loss" Dickerman Prints, April 27, 2012
Sinclair, Llewellyn, "Come On, Eileen: Ritual Owner Removes Challenging Art Show" Sprudge, July 3, 2011
Sitar, Dana, "Art Displaying Grief 'Too Serious' for SF Cafe" Seven Ponds, July 3, 2011
Sitar, Dana, "Controversial Art Finds a Home in the East Bay" Seven Ponds, April 1, 2012
Smith, Heather, "It May Be Art, But Does it Go Well With Coffee?" The Mission Blog at the San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2011 [reposted from Mission Local]
Tedford, Matthew Harrison, "Latte Art: A Manifesto" Poor Taste Magazine, July 20th, 2011
Wadding, Chris "Deemed 'Too Serious,' Ritual Coffee Bans Artist's Work" D10 Watch, June 28, 2011
Wright, Andy, "The Great Fluffy Debate: What Kind of Art Belongs in Coffee Shops?" The Bay Citizen, July 7, 2011
Wright, Andy, "Art Deemed 'Too Serious' for Ritual Coffee to Display at Church" The Bay Citizen, July 22, 2011