Friday, June 23, 2017
"Untitled,” 2016, Sean McFarland.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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: Catherine Morris

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

Jason Rhoades: Everything is Everything

The taboo-shattering LA installation artist is the subject of a major gallery retrospective, and striking a chord with a new generation, a decade after his death.

DIALOGUE: Ceramics in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a ceramic artist in the 21st century? It’s a good question, and one big enough that we didn’t feel we could answer it ourselves.

PAUL RAMIREZ JONAS: The Promise of More

Retracing the endeavors of past explorers and inventors, and examining iconic means of exchange in the public sphere, Ramírez Jonas makes art on the potentiality of citizenship. By Courtenay Finn

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,...