Stuart Davis: In Full Swing at the de Young, San Francisco

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, includes over 75 works created from the 1920s through 1964, the year of the artist’s death. Davis was born in 1892 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his mother was a sculptor and his father was a graphic artist and the art editor of the Philadelphia Press. Inspired by […]

Kerry James Marshall at the Met-Breuer, NYC

Mastry, a major survey of the work of Kerry James Marshall at the Met-Breuer in New York, includes 80 pieces that span the artist’s 35-year career. Marshall’s richly detailed, large-scale narrative paintings feature black figures in historical tableaus, landscapes, genre painting and portraiture.  His work counters stereotypical representations of black people in society and comments on the history of black identity both in the United […]

Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The Agnes Martin exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s career from the 1950s through the early 2000s.  Previously shown at The Tate, London and LACMA, the exhibition includes an extraordinary collection of paintings, works on paper and ephemera. For more than forty years, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) created subtle, evocative striped and grid-patterned […]

“Collected” at Pier 24 Photography

Collected, the eighth exhibition at Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco, highlights a selection of photographs from the Pilara Foundation and nine other Bay Area collections:  The Bluff Collection, Susie Tompkins Buell, Winn Ellis and David Mahoney, Carla Emil, Randi and Bob Fisher, Dan Holland and Patrick Printy, Mike and Kaitlyn Krieger, Nion McEvoy, and Chara Schreyer. The collectors were invited to choose […]

Border Cantos at the San Jose Museum of Art

Border Cantos, an exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Art through July 31, 2016, is an artistic collaboration between landscape photographer Richard Misrach and experimental composer Guillermo Galindo which documents the human reality of the US-Mexico borderlands. Misrach has been photographing the 2,000-mile border between the US and Mexico since 2004, and his sweeping, panoramic photographs explore border […]

David Park/Contemporary Figuration at the Richmond Art Center

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Richmond Art Center is presenting two exhibitions that trace the development and evolution of the figurative movement in Bay Area art.  David Park: Personal Perspectives consists of 35 works on paper in various media executed from the 1920s through 1960, the last year of the artist’s life. The exhibition is drawn […]

Richard Diebenkorn Sketchbooks at the Cantor Arts Center

Richard Diebenkorn:  The Sketchbooks Revealed will be on view at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University from September 9, 2015 through August 22, 2016.  The exhibition presents a collection of 29 of the renowned Bay Area artist’s sketchbooks, offering a rare insight into his process and inspirations. “This extraordinary collection is unprecedented in understanding an artist’s process so that […]

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky at the Met

“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features 130 objects on loan from more than 50 international collections, ranging in age from pre-contact to contemporary pieces.  It has been called “one of the most completely beautiful sights in New York right now”  in Holland Cotter’s review in the New York Times. The early Plains people […]

Elizabeth Catlett at MoAD

The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: Selections from the Collection of Samella Lewis on view at The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco, is a tribute to the life-work of the artist and celebrates seven decades of her career as a sculptor and printmaker.  It is one of the first major exhibitions of Catlett’s work on the […]

Park, Diebenkorn, Bischoff at Hackett | Mill

Hackett | Mill’s current exhibition, “Interiors and Places”, features a collection of thirteen sumptuous paintings by David Park, Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, the founding members of the Bay Area Figurative movement.  It is an exceptional opportunity to see a selection of paintings by these artists that have rarely or never been exhibited publicly before, since most are on loan from private collections and […]

Commentary on Pop Art – Peter Selz

Peter Selz was one of my art history professors years ago at UC Berkeley and I always enjoy his viewpoints on art. Here is a recent interview of him on the subject of Pop Art conducted by Editor Matthew Kangas of Visual Art Source: Visual Art Source: An Interview with Peter Selz – Editors’ Roundtable 
by Matthew Kangas […]

Mark di Suvero’s Monumental “Dreamcatcher” at UCSF Mission Bay

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors Jeanne and Sandy Robertson, Mark di Suvero‘s monumental “Dreamcatcher” sculpture has a permanent home in San Francisco. After the Crissy Field exhibition ended, the Robertsons purchased the piece and donated it to UCSF. It was installed at the UCSF Mission Bay campus on the eastern side of the Koret Quad near […]