Monday, May 29, 2017

Appreciation: Francis Celentano (1928 – 2016)

The Seattle-based painter and Op Art pioneer continued to create works that appealed to the responsive eye.

Revisiting The Arcades

A new exhibition at the Jewish Museum revives Walter Benjamin’s great unfinished project, refracting his vision through the works of modern and contemporary artists.

Seeing SECA

The five 2017 awardees recognized by SFMOMA’s group demonstrate the wide range of Bay Area contemporary art practices.

The Schorr Collection

A recent show of drawings at the SBMA highlights longtime collectors Lenore and Herbert Schorr, who have gathered work by emerging artists on two coasts.

DIALOGUE: Catherine Morris

The Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s “A Year of Yes,” 10-year anniversary celebration becomes an intervention.

2016 Top Ten Lists

Top 10 Shows of 2016 from our editorial team and contributing writers

Russell Crotty

California artist RUSSELL CROTTY aims for the stars in a new exhibition at SJICA, of works created in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz and the Lick Observatory.

DESERT VISIONARY

A modern tabernacle rises from brown desert sand, glowing with an ethereal, science fiction-inflected pageant of color, field, and sky; a jackrabbit homestead wears...

DESERT X

The desert has long figured as a quasi-mythological landscape in our collective cultural consciousness. A backdrop for both redemption and expulsion stories, it appears...

Arizona Curators

A handful of savvy curators across the state are nurturing the region’s innovative artistic scene while also highlighting figures with national and international cachet.

John Goodwin

There’s a haunting montage at the end of director Spike Lee’s 2000 film “Bamboozled” showing archival clips from Hollywood movies in which black Americans...

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin is where it starts. He is the austere fountain from which sprang the “LA Look,” the cooler-than-school-of-New York sensibility that predominated in...