Sunday, August 18, 2019

Appreciation: Francis Celentano (1928 – 2016)

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

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.

Texas Abstract

A Brief History of Abstraction in the Lone Star State

Collecting: Carl & Marilynn Thoma

Spanning from Spanish Colonial painting to New Mexico modernism to 21st century digital artwork, the Thoma Collection is a national resource, and a Santa Fe highlight.

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,...

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Trenton Doyle Hancock has gained a national audience by building his own fictional universe. Robert Boyd sits down with the Houston-based artist to discuss his origin story.

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.

Sarah Cain

The Los Angeles-based painter is making her mark through her adventurous approach to abstraction.

Matt Wedel

Blending respect for tradition with his own subversive personal mythology, the LA-trained sculptor is taking clay on his own terms.

JOHN GRADE

Eschewing notions of permanence, the prolific Seattle sculptor looks to nature for his works’ forms and inspiration, often leaving them to decay in their outdoor settings.

REBECCA CAMPBELL

Investing narrative painting with her own personal content and a keen appreciation for artifice, the LA-based painter is hitting her stride with three new bodies of work.

Barry McGee: Beyond The Street

The iconoclastic Bay Area artist shows his range and maturity in a new Berkeley retrospective