Mining his past for inspiration and ideas, the Berkeley sculptor charts fresh territory by building on his roots in primitive and tribal art.
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Whether scouring the desert, reading about tribal art or traveling in foreign lands, Bob Brady has always had a knack for creatively re-purposing objects, ideas and experiences.
Bob Brady works with the figure, but the figure hasn’t really his subject. Like a jazz instrumentalist who uses song structure for self-expression, Brady is all about stretching his materials.
Assemblages built with an eye toward deep time. Mikko Lautamo reports
A powerhouse showing of A-list, mid- and late-career artists. Mikko Lautamo reports.
From the waterfront to the Tenderloin to SOMA, it’s a city-wide celebration of visual art.
What made 2010 notable? OK, it was a lousy year for galleries. But most survived. More remarkably, they hosted more than a few truly memorable shows. Here are some of the highlights we covered in 2010.
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.
Ever since Robert Rauschenberg built his legendary “combines” from cast-off junk sculptors have relied increasingly on found objects and industrial materials. Repurposed, they convey new meanings that go beyond associations we normally affix to them.
Katherine Sherwood, Robert Brady, Jim Melchert, Squeak Carnwath, Livia Stein and Gale Wagner would seem, at least on the surface, to have little in common. Look deeper are you find that each, in their own way, is committed to plumbing life’s mysteries.
The Bay Area got a jolt of adrenaline when the SF Fine Art Fair came to town, filling 50,000 square feet of Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion with $300 million worth of art from 500+ artists represented by 80 galleries from the West Coast, New York, LA, Asia and Europe.
When the new International Airport terminal opens in late 2011, visitors will be greeted by a 56-foot rabbit that appears to be diving from the ceiling into a suitcase. Your first-time of this city will be transformed.
Fallon (pop: 7,536) may be the hippest little town in the way-out-there West. Need proof? Check out Bob Brady at Oats Park Arts Center, a cultural oasis where you can also catch big-city jazz. Joe Lovano, anyone?
Forget Thomas Albright’s decades-old charge of “stubborn regionalism.” Today, Sacramento has a strong and diverse art scene.