Thursday, October 18, 2018

APPRECIATION: F. Scott Hess

Adapting the skills-and narrative impulse-of the Old Masters into contemporary allegory, the LA painter merges realism and surrealism to create his own dynamic, fictive stage.

Claire Falkenstein

From Venezia to Venice, California, Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) proved herself to be a versatile and pioneering artist, in three and more dimensions.

Appreciation: Lee Kelly

Taking public art to the streets.

Collecting: Cheech Marin

The popular comedian’s decades-long dedication, and enthusiasm for collecting Chicano art is highlighted in a new exhibition of his collection at Mesa, AZ.

APPRECIATION: Wayne Thiebaud

A man, a plan, California

Appreciation: Marvin Lipofsky

The creator of sinuous, sensuous, seemingly organic glass sculptures-and an avid traveler- Marvin Lipofsky remains a towering figure in the Bay Area’s Studio Glass movement.

Appreciation: Peter Alexander

Inspired by water, the pioneering Light and Space artist journeyed both artistically and aesthetically, before rediscovering resin at the Centre Pompidou in 2006.

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...

APPRECIATION: Ruth Asawa (1926-2013)

San Francisco Bay Area artist Ruth Asawa, who passed away on August 6, 2013, was a pioneering modernist sculptor and respected public artist, whose unique legacy and experience, forged in the mid-20th century, still resonates today.

Corita Kent (1918-1986)

Drawing from the language of Pop Art and advertising, Sister Corita Kent found her own voice in artwork infused with political activism, spirituality, and personal reflection.

Wallace Berman

A new show on California artist Wallace Berman (1926-1976) makes the case for his enduring significance as a seminal cultural figure and numinous conduit of his times.
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