Thursday, March 21, 2019

“Super Saturated!” SoCal Abstraction

With inspirations as diverse as the sun, surf and pixels, three SoCal artists bring a vibrant new twist on modernist abstraction

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...

Postmodern Panorama

Infusing traditional media with ideas gleaned from a broad array of art forms, LA artist Joseph Biel is creating a fragmentary epic, and rethinking representation for the 21st century.

Picturing Possibilities: William T. Wiley in Retrospect

Wiley is perhaps the most versatile artist in the history of American art.

Barry McGee: Beyond The Street

The iconoclastic Bay Area artist shows his range and maturity in a new Berkeley retrospective

APPRECIATION: Tony DeLap

Confounding easy labels, the pioneering SoCal abstractionist delights in illusionistic sleight-of-hand.

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.

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.

phoenix rising?

Funky and innovative, Downtown Phoenix remains a draw to artistic urban pioneers. But can it succeed in escaping the shadow of civic neglect and development?

Introducing the MONSTER ROSTER

Out of the existential dread of postwar America, a group of Chicago artists founded a loose movement that preceded Imagism, and laid the roots for the city’s signature style.

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.

Blurring the Lines: Todd Schorr & Jeff Soto

With recent solo shows at regional museums, illustrative artists such as Todd Schorr and Jeff Soto are crossing over into the mainstream.