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Tony DeLap @ Rena Bransten Projects

88 years strong , DeLap’s long been an icon in the overlapping realms of SoCal Minimalism and the Light and Space movement. This exhibit shows him in peak form.

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Nate Boyce @ YBCA

His mash-ups of illusionistic space and computational simulation illuminate the frenetic contemporary mind, insistently tugged between actual space and electronic device prompts.

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David Olivant @ CSU Stanislaus

Dada-inspired mash-ups capture our “no-zeitgeist” era. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Material Matters @ Seager Gray

Two shows that bridge the supposed difference between thinkers and makers.

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The Return to Reason @ Wendi Norris

Five photographers re-examine the ideas of Man Ray.

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Tucker Nichols @ Gallery 16

Minus the cacophony of his installations and wall works, these standalone paintings and drawings reveal a droll sense of humor and abundant invention.

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Andrea Way @ Brian Gross

Set the realm of the intangible, Way’s art exemplifies Klee’s credo: “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.”

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Secondhand @ Pier 24 Photography

This sprawling, ambitious, head-spinning show uses vernacular images to chart photography’s impact, from the beginning to the present.

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Ai Weiwei @ Alcatraz

Underlying Ai’s work is a rhetoric of struggle and a landscape of ruins into which he breathes fire. Jeff Kelley reports.

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“Garble” @ Catharine Clark

This show of text-based art affirms a core principle of Conceptualism: ideas, not their delivery systems, are what matter.

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