Archive | November, 2010

Ed Moses @ Brian Gross

With “wic wack”, Moses extends the abstract methods for which he is famous by running a kind of magical primitivism through a filter of Pointillism and Op. I left feeling like my molecular structure had been re-arranged.

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Linda Geary @ Rena Bransten

In the Bay Area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more exuberant, more imaginative painter than Linda Geary. Using oil, watercolor and spray paint, Geary has charted new frontiers in biomorphic abstraction.

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Seth Koen @ Gregory Lind Gallery

With great economy and visual imagination, Koen creates elegant and deliciously open-ended works that tweak the orthodoxies of Minimalism while simultaneously engaging them with serious craft.

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John Yoyogi Fortes @ Jack Fischer

Fortes creates an electrically charged, claustrophobic atmosphere filled with high-def images and stupefying excess, where nothing makes sense and everything seems wrapped in a cocoon of white noise.

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Cornelia Schulz @ Patricia Sweetow

Talk about mixing macrocosmic and microcosmic views. Cornelia Schultz gives them to us from on high and from inside the planet’s nooks and crannies – all in the same picture.

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The All-New Crocker Art Museum

The “oldest museum in the West” has tripled in size. Now, for the first time ever, the Crocker can really show its stuff. A list of its holdings reads like a Who’s Who of Northern California art in the post-WWII era.

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