Archive | May, 2009

Artist Profile: Michael Stevens

In Michael Stevens’ Howdy Doody-meets-Alfred Hitchcock universe, demons lurk behind white picket fences, and what looks wholesome at first glance could be…

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Artist Profile: Alan Chin

After tragedy strikes, Alan Chin asks: “How am I alive? How am I still functioning?” For answers, he paints the very essence of life.

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Gale Hart @ Solomon Dubnick

Gale Hart is a Sacramento-based artist/activist with a long and storied history of agitating on behalf of animal and human rights.

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Janice Nakashima @ Axis

Janice Nakashima’s watercolors fuse the atmospherics of Asian landscape painting with forms that recall Native American petroglyphs.

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Lewis deSoto @ SJICA

Would Jesus drive a ’64 Chevelle wagon? Would Judas pilot a ‘60 Ford Starliner? Those were a few of the choices conceptualist Lewis deSoto grappled with.

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William Kentridge @ SFMOMA

Kentridge’s power derives from the way he combines drawing and stagecraft in stop-animation films that deal with the unfinished business of the 20th century.

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