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Puncture the Picture: Gutai and the Unraveling of Linear Modernism

Works from historic Gutai artists make a rare appearance in San Francisco. John Held, Jr. reports.

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Deborah Oropallo @ Catharine Clark

The artist recalibrates her visual provocations and aims them at the current political morass.

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William Allan @ Anglim Gilbert

A keen observer of nature, Allan extracts the extraordinary from the quotidian. Maria Porges reports.

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Ruth Pastine @ Brian Gross

Painting that takes us back to the liminal state into which we were born, engulfing us sensations of pure color.

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Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory @ SJICA

Art meets science in a stunning collaborative exhibit. David M. Roth reports.

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Bovey Lee @ Rena Bransten

Does a wall keep immigrants out or keep citizens fenced in? A Chinese-American artist wonders. Maria Porges reports.

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Black Panthers @ Oakland Museum

A breakthrough exhibition explores still-contested ideological turf. Robert Atkins reports.

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Best of 2016

From a tumultuous year…the best exhibitions.

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Indestructible Wonders @ San Jose Museum of Art

As we approach widespread species extinction, an exhibition asks what role might art play? Lawrence Gipe reports.

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Cynthia Ona Innis @ Traywick

In Cynthia Ona Innis’ paintings, natural forces evoke geologic time.

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