Thursday, March 23, 2017

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...

Seeing SECA

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

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...

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.

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.

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,...

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...

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.

Kathryn Andrews

Employing props, costumes and other movie collectibles, the LA artist deconstructs presidential elections, gender relations, and the mechanisms of cultural desire.

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.

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.