Saturday, August 17, 2019

Texas Abstract

A Brief History of Abstraction in the Lone Star State

a painter’s journey

Shifting between pure abstraction and implied imagery, painter Frank Lobdell has spent nearly seven decades developing his own unique syntax. Now, still working in California, at 86 years old, he continues on his path toward a universal language of vision.

Hugo Crosthwaite

Born in Tijuana, the prolific painter/muralist has gained an international reputation with his haunting, fragmentary narratives.

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.

William Kentridge: Animating Agency

South African artist William Kentridge makes his mark in an ambitious, multi-themed non-retrospective at SFMOMA

DIALOGUE: Kim Davenport

The innovative Houston-based curator has turned Rice Gallery into an international showcase for site-specific installation.

Dialogue: UC Davis

The new Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis highlights the significant and ongoing legacy of this Northern Californian artistic bastian.

John Goodwin

There’s a haunting montage at the end of director Spike Lee’s 2000 film “Bamboozled” showing archival clips from Hollywood movies in which black Americans...

2015 Top Tens

Favorite exhibitions throughout the year

Collecting Chicago

In Chicago, some art collectors keep their ears to the ground, immersing themselves in gallery shows, alternative spaces, studio visits, and thesis exhibitions in order to bolster the best new talent within the sea of emerging artists living and working in the city.

Llyn Foulkes

Raw, tactile, eviscerating and more timely than ever, Llyn Foulkes' transfixing work both skewers and reimagines the inner landscape of LA.

Whitney Biennial: The View From Chicago

Artists in Chicago tend to wear many hats, and not merely in the way of day jobs to support their artistic practices.