Archive | December, 2013

2013: The Year in Review

Here are some of Squarecylinder’s favorite shows from the past year, ordered without regard to rank or relative value, just overall goodness worth a backward glance.

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David Hockney @ de Young Museum

Perception — and the quest to expand it — are the focus of “A Bigger Exhibition,” the largest show devoted to a single artist in the museum’s history.

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Alex Couwenberg @ Andrea Schwartz

Mixing geometric abstraction with the mannerisms of SoCal car culture, Couwenberg pushes a retro look into the digital future.

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Edward Burtynsky @ Rena Bransten

The artist/activist has always embraced poetic possibilities. With “Water” he’s pushed abstraction further toward the fore.

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Kara Walker @ Crocker Art Museum

Few things ignite a firestorm quicker than discussions of race, and in that realm Kara Walker is one of the art world’s most provocative figures.

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