A 20-year survey writhes with raw energy and material inventiveness. Maria Porges reports.
Gregory Euclide @ Hashimoto
Dioramas and relief paintings that probe our increasingly fraught relationship with nature.
Robert Arneson @ Brian Gross
A clever, self-aware bundle of contradictions, Arneson, right up to the end, laughed and winced at mankind’s ultimate predicament.
John Hundt & Camilla Newhagen @ Jack Fischer
In Hundt and Newhagen the fighting spirit of Dada is alive and well. Their work points to the extant power of irrationality.
Video: Patrick Dougherty @ Palo Alto Art Center
Watch this video and learn how Dougherty transforms tons of sticks into architectural masterpieces that quite literally jump the nature/culture divide.
Tony May @ SJICA
Tony May’s SJICA retrospective showcases the artist’s genius for embedding strong ideas in meticulously crafted objects that both tweak and invoke art history.
Profile: Peter VandenBerge
There’s plenty of mystery in Peter VandenBerge’s elongated, primitive faces; but their punch comes from a distinct brand of ‘60s-era, Duchamp-influenced absurdism.