Thursday, March 23, 2017

APPRECIATION: Wayne Thiebaud

A man, a plan, California

Appreciation: Lee Kelly

Taking public art to the streets.

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.

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: 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...

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: Tony DeLap

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

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...

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: John Altoon

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

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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"Untitled,” 2016, Sean McFarland.

Seeing SECA

DESERT VISIONARY

Kathryn Andrews

Trenton Doyle Hancock