Saturday, August 19, 2017

bergamot station/santa monica

At 13 years old, the heart of L.A.’s gallery scene is still booming and more vital than ever.

ann gale

Aficionados of portraiture tend to divide the genre into opposing camps, of Romanticism versus Naturalism.

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.

m. l. o

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

birth of the cool

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

spotlight: inland art empire

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

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.

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.”

john sonsini

John Sonsini says of his thickly painted portraits of Latino men that he is “remaking the person’s image.”