Thursday, May 25, 2017

brian bress

Equally attracted to structure and unpredictability, Bress strategically employs both to create his unique works, which are at once strangely off-kilter and genially appealing.

sid garrison

Sid Garrison’s colored pencil drawings come into being through a process that he describes as a kind of “call and response” and sometimes even a “skirmish.”

Critic’s Picks: Kansas City

Fall Shows in Kansas City

NCECA 2017 in Portland

The arrival of the 51st NCECA Conference this March puts a spotlight on Northwest clay.

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Ultimately perhaps the most striking aspect to Auerbach’s work, even beyond its bold, quirky, blend of activism and artisanship, is its fluidity.

SPOTLIGHT: Houston

With a theme of “Looking to the Future of the Planet,” this year’s FotoFest biennial took over Houston with a plethora of globally-informed photography.

“MADE IN LA” 2012

Spanning a wide range of mediums, the show presents 60 artists divided between two principal venues, the Hammer Museum and LA Municipal Art Gallery

REPORT: Los Angeles

Inspired by the ideas of painter Sam Francis, a new initiative called Creativity Matters is championing education reform.

joanne lefrak

When Joanne Lefrak was in the studio art program at Skidmore, she was infatuated with a few predictable art school obsessions.

CRITIC’S PICKS: SEATTLE

Critic Suzanne Beal on the Seattle art scene.

jennifer steinkamp

This Los Angeles-based artist has turned an awkward skylight in the Getty Museum into a reflection on the institution’s history.

Oakland: Mark Dion's "Marvelous Museum"

"Art" according to Ambrose Bierce, "is expansive and open for interpretation."