In a blend of court painting and Social Realism, Wiley casts winsome black and brown males as power figures. Maria Porges reports.
Archives for February 2013
In Memoriam: Mercury News Art Critic Jack Fischer, 59
He brought to art criticism the experience and instincts of a pre-blogosphere print reporter. Patricia Albers recalls Fischer’s keen insights and sharp wit.
Unphoto-graphable @ Fraenkel
Fact and fiction blur in a museum-quality show that gives shape to the inaccessible, the invisible and the incomprehensible.
Irving Marcus @ b. sakata garo
For 35 plus years Marcus has been painting dark allegories populated by demons, geishas, beasts and innocents. He’s 84, and his work still packs a wallop.
Gordon Onslow-Ford @ Weinstein
He created works that transcended self-consciousness to reveal a world of pure spirit. Mark Van Proyen reports on this superbly chosen retrospective.
Kris Lyons, Mark Boguski & Patrick Marasso @ JAYJAY
Pushing the boundaries of their respective forms, these artists issue a triple-pronged sensory wake-up call.
Poetics of Construction @ Haines
This superb group show featuring Ai Weiwei, Camille Utterback David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy and others samples the infinite modalities of artmaking. Sarah Hotchkiss reports.
Amy Trachtenberg @ Brian Gross
With process painting, photomechanical and architectural techniques, Trachtenberg evokes the experience of the Indian subcontinent.