Friday, April 28, 2017

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...

Carmen Herrera

There are many object lessons to take from Carmen Herrera’s first retrospective at a major museum, the Whitney, at the tender age of 101,...

Collecting: Robert Shiell

Drawn to representational works imbued with rich psychological complexity, the LA and Palm Springs collector has pursued his own eloquent and distinctive vision.

Dialogue: UC Davis

The new Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis highlights the significant and ongoing legacy of this Northern Californian artistic bastian.

Collecting: Kansas City

Collectors Dick and Evelyn Belger, Bill and Cindy Gautreaux, and Bruce Hartman, have each assembled significant, substantial, and very different, art collections.

David Taylor

Working on his own and with artist Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Arizona photographer DAVID TAYLOR envisions the US-Mexico border, both as it is, and as a state of mind.