Wednesday, April 26, 2017

peter shire

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier,” observes architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

and just next door…

Upscale and comfortable, Scottsdale is less a part of the Phoenix art scene than its opposite.

wm. swanson

William Swanson’s coolly compelling, rigorous-yet-playful paintings depict conglomerations of human artifice and natural landscape, which seem to have been put into a blender and electrified.

c. bernardi

When it comes to integrating art and human rights, Berkeley-based printmaker/installation artist Claudia Bernardi has few peers.

nguyen-duy

Pipo Nguyen-duy’s large-scale color photographs of solitary figures adrift in lush, sometimes ravaged landscapes evoke our post-9/11 anxieties without any overt images of the Twin Towers or other icons from that tragic day.

m. l. o

O’Neal’s intuitive, associative process produces works that combine abstract, ambiguous space with figurative elements suggestive of narrative.

spotlight: inland art empire

L.A. County’s newest art hub is the decades-old scene in Claremont and Pomona.

birth of the cool

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

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.”

jupiter’s orbit

Now in its fourth year, the annual art fair at Portland’s Jupiter Hotel has become an affair to remember.

gronk

As a politically engaged artist, Gronk evolves projects with context as a constant consideration, and the manner of the two artists’ original meeting became integral.

peter zokosky

Zokosky is a painter who delights in short-circuiting the accepted evolutionary order. In his canvases humans regularly divest themselves of their skins, exposing the flayed musculature beneath, whilst still maintaining classical poses.