Monday, May 22, 2017

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,...

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: 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.

Texas Abstract

A Brief History of Abstraction in the Lone Star State

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: Roland Reiss

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

APPRECIATION: John Altoon

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

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.

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.

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: Tony DeLap

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

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.
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