Friday, December 15, 2017

a century of CCA

A sprawling exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the California College of the Arts provides a capsule history of the Bay Area art scene.

Collecting Chicago

In Chicago, some art collectors keep their ears to the ground, immersing themselves in gallery shows, alternative spaces, studio visits, and thesis exhibitions in order to bolster the best new talent within the sea of emerging artists living and working in the city.

IN PEAK FORM

A trio of female Chicago artists-Barbara Rossi, Phyllis Bramson, and Diane Simpson-are hitting their stride and attracting new fans, well into their careers.

JOHN GRADE

Eschewing notions of permanence, the prolific Seattle sculptor looks to nature for his works’ forms and inspiration, often leaving them to decay in their outdoor settings.

DIALOGUE: Peter Clothier

The LA-based writer has made looking at art into a meditative practice.

Natural Catastrophes

A diverse group of artists with a dystopian view of nature are sounding the alarm in the Pacific Northwest.

DIALOGUE: “Made in LA” Curators

Co-curators Connie Butler & Michael Ned Holte discuss the process of putting together their incisive new LA biennial at the Hammer.

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.

Seattle’s Best

Three years after he left Los Angeles, curator Michael Darling is expanding viewers horizons, and his own, at the Seattle Art Museum

LA Sculptors

Nathan Mabry: Mystical Hybrids
Among the new generation of young, LA-based sculptors who reference modernism explicitly in their work, few do it with the wit, smarts, reverence, irreverence...

rebels with a lens

A new show of experimental photography from the Strauss Collection in San Diego provides a look back to a time when photographs were still handmade.

APPRECIATION: Helen Lundeberg

Celebrated in a new museum retrospective, the pioneering West Coast artist proudly wore her classicist label in an expansive career that evolved from Surrealism to hard- edged, landscape-based abstraction.