Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Texas Abstract

A Brief History of Abstraction in the Lone Star State

APPRECIATION: Wayne Thiebaud

A man, a plan, California

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: Rico Lebrun (1900-1964)

Genesis, 1960, Polyvinyl acetate paint on gypsum plaster 29' x 25' Frary Hall, Pomona College Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winston Photo: courtesy Pomona College We open square windows...

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.

APPRECIATION: John Altoon

LA’s least-known most important art world pioneer gets a major retrospective at LACMA.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.
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Dialogue

Collecting

Appreciation

Artists

"Untitled,” 2016, Sean McFarland.

Seeing SECA

DESERT VISIONARY

Kathryn Andrews

Trenton Doyle Hancock