Thursday, August 17, 2017

Texas Abstract

A Brief History of Abstraction in the Lone Star State

Currents: International New Media Festival 2017

For 15 consecutive Santa Fe summers, Currents has been setting the standard for all tomorrow’s art parties.

true believers

Seattle collectors Bill and Ruth True combine a taste for the cutting edge with an abiding commitment to their community.

LACMA’s broad and winding road

Completing phase I of its grand transformation, LACMA unveils its new broad contemporary art museum and welcomes a major modern art collection that isn't really theirs.

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.

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.

Collecting: Carl & Marilynn Thoma

Spanning from Spanish Colonial painting to New Mexico modernism to 21st century digital artwork, the Thoma Collection is a national resource, and a Santa Fe highlight.

APPRECIATION: Jack Goldstein

At once pioneering and heartbreaking, the career and legacy of this seminal member of the Pictures Generation is reexamined in a long-awaited retrospective at Orange County Museum of Art.

Curating for the 21st Century

With shifts in technology, social media, and the ways in which we consume culture, curators are being forced to rethink their goals-and roles-for a new generation. What’s their new focus? You.

seats of power

With her new video installation at the Getty Center’s decorative arts collection, Nicole Cohen creates a virtual link between the world of Versailles and the 21st century.

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.

David Adey

Merging elements of sculpture and design, the San Diego-based artist examines the seductiveness of images via witty conceptualism, rigorous measurement, and dramatic visual effect.