Sunday, October 22, 2017

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: Francis Celentano (1928 – 2016)

The Seattle-based painter and Op Art pioneer continued to create works that appealed to the responsive eye.

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.

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: Roland Reiss

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

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.

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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