The artist/activist has always embraced poetic possibilities. With “Water” he’s pushed abstraction further toward the fore.
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Burtynsky @ Nevada Museum of Art
In “Oil” Burtynsky lays bare the connections and the consequences of heedless consumption.
Coal + Ice @ Fort Mason + Clifford Ross Interview
The human face of climate change. David M. Roth reports.
Michael Light @ Palo Alto Art Center
Light’s photos document the impact of human activity on the Earth. Maria Porges reports.
Best of 2016
From a tumultuous year…the best exhibitions.
Indestructible Wonders @ San Jose Museum of Art
As we approach widespread species extinction, an exhibition asks what role might art play? Lawrence Gipe reports.
David Maisel @ Haines
Maisel uses beauty as a cudgel — to goad us into confronting our always fraught relationship with industry. Mikko Lautamo reports.
SF’s Mega Art Fair Weekend: May 1-3
Three days, three art fairs: a preview of the weekend’s events.
Guy Overfelt @ Evergold
Overfelt’s hopped up Trans Am awakens the speed-crazed teenager in all of us, while warning of the consequences of unquenched consumption.
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.
David Maisel @ Haines
His images of toxic mining sites reflect the grimmest aspects of human culture – beautifully and with magisterial pictorial strength.
Documenta! Manifesta! Monumenta!
Mark Van Proyen reports on the year’s (and maybe the decade’s) most closely watched art events.
Shows & Waterston @ Haines
Shows, a peerless collagist, and Waterston, an established master, explore geologic wonders.
Art + Environment @ Nevada Museum of Art
How art can address the environmental crisis? Thirteen shows demonstrate. Maria Porges reports.
The All-New Crocker Art Museum
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.
Nellie King Solomon @ Brian Gross
Are they magnified views of chemical reactions or a visions of the Earth’s crust from outer space? In Nellie King Solomon’s “beautiful pictures of terrible things” both possibilities appear simultaneously and with equal force.