Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Appreciation: Bruce Conner

A new survey exhibition of Conner’s prints provides a compelling cross-section of the famed Bay Area artist’s idiosyncratic output and vision that spans his career.

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.

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.

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: 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.

APPRECIATION: Tony DeLap

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

APPRECIATION: Wayne Thiebaud

A man, a plan, California

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...

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.

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: 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.

Appreciation: Roland Reiss

Variety, more than anything else, has been the unifying characteristic of Reiss's oeuvre.
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