Saturday, August 17, 2019

REPORT: Berkeley

After years of planning, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive gets a new home.

birth of the cool

The Square and the Cool
California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA

Beyond its popular façade as a place defined by suburban tract housing and Disneyland, Orange County, and its surroundings, are home to a burgeoning and vital art community.

brian mains

The figures in Brian Mains’ paintings don’t have faces. That is, they do actually have faces, but the artist never lets us see them.

gerry snyder

Santa Fe-based painter Gerry Snyder is known, among his select and supportive base, for his mysterious paintings of bulbous, biomorphic figures of indeterminate gender, species or race, that float and lounge in what resemble Old Master landscapes.

Spotlight: Pasadena

The City of Roses boasts a longstanding tradition of innovation

kimberly brooks

The paintings in “Technicolor Summer,” Kimberly Brooks’ latest solo show at Taylor de Cordoba, are shot through with vibrant bolts of color: jade, ultramarine and magenta course through the highlights and support the shadows in these paintings that feel like pages from a family album.

Hamilton Press: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Report: Venice, CA

CRITIC’S PICKS: SEATTLE

Critic Suzanne Beal on the Seattle art scene.

San Francisco

San Francisco's art world marks a dramatic shift, with an explosion of relocations and new gallery spaces, and the much-anticipated opening of the expanded SFMOMA.

Book Review: CHARLES ARNOLDI

A new monograph on the noted LA Abstractionist traces his evolving artistic practice.

william lewis

William Lewis has never been a painter in a hurry. In the eleven years since moving to Boise, Idaho he has quietly worked away in his studio, taking in his new surroundings,
and excavating a complex of vernacular, esoteric and fine art sources.