Saturday, August 19, 2017

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: 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.

APPRECIATION: John Altoon

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

APPRECIATION: Tony DeLap

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

Appreciation: Roland Reiss

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

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: Wayne Thiebaud

A man, a plan, California

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: 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...

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: 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.

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,...
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