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Matt Lipps @ Jessica Silverman Virtual and Real Shake Hands @ Silicon Valley Contemporary John Millei @ George Lawson
 

Matt Lipps @ Jessica Silverman

Matt Lipps' photos -- appropriated from distant sources and fashioned into theatrically lit wunderkammers -- remind us how strange a photo inherently is.

Virtual and Real Shake Hands @ Silicon Valley Contemporary

SVC, with a mix of new and old media, scores a hit. Herein, some highlights.

John Millei @ George Lawson

A painter of emphatic confidence and supreme skill, Millei delivers a bravura performance, but takes few risks. Julia Couzens reports.

“Working on It” @ Royal Nonesuch & Martina}{Johnston

13 April 2014

The art world creates and attracts polymaths. If you're one of them, chances are you'll be interested in this show. It probes the lives of two groups of artists whose practices intermingle.

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Renny Pritikin Appointed Chief Curator @ CJM

08 April 2014

Lori Starr: "Renny is, quite simply, the ideal candidate." (We couldn't agree more!)

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Silicon Valley Contemporary: April 10 – 13

07 April 2014

Can the tech crowd be enticed to collect? Galleries place their bets. Above: A still from Marina Abramovic's video "Mutual Wave Machine" which makes its U.S. debut at SVC.

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Marco Casentini @ Brian Gross

04 April 2014

His hard-edged geometric abstractions call up big swaths of art history. Close inspection reveals a unique voice.

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Rudolf Bauer @ Weinstein

27 March 2014

Bauer may be the most famous nonobjective painter you've never heard of. A retrospective seeks to change that.

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Georgia O’Keeffe @ de Young Museum

14 March 2014

Lake George may have been Stieglitz’s domain, but for O’Keeffe it was an exemplary muse. Patrica Albers reports.

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Elizabeth Murray @ Cantor Arts Center

11 March 2014

Murray didn't just take painting off the wall. She also created shaped, 3-D works on paper invested with the same roiling emotions.

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CODEX @ CCA Wattis

06 March 2014

What does it mean to “virtualize” a centuries-old communication medium? CODEX explores the shifting state of the book.

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Eva Bovenzi @ Transmission

28 February 2014

Her art speaks of "the implacability in nature, its sheer, relentless persistence and its beauty, no matter what we humans might do.”

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Francis Cape @ SFAI

25 February 2014

Cape’s "social sculpture" highlights the aesthetic sense and communal leanings of America’s earliest utopians.

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