“Of the Venice Biennial exhibitions that I have witnessed, the 55th is the best and the most ambitious.” Mark Van Proyen reports.
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Jang has a knack for framing decisive moments packed with details that make you look and keep on looking.
“I wanted to create an event that would capture the hearts and minds of the community and provide opportunities for new galleries and more established artists to connect with a different audience.”
In 1954, a little known painter and theorist called on Japanese artists to unleash the human spirit through “the scream of matter itself.” Their works influenced every movement that followed.
“I have an affinity for sacred places that are made by hand and heart, that are in our imagination and not in our immediate understanding.”
Shirley Hazlett is a “Flow Painter” whose abstract works balance action and restraint, intuition and conscious intent.
Mark Van Proyen reports on the year’s (and maybe the decade’s) most closely watched art events.
Marxist simpletons scream “commodity fetishism!” Slice through the fog of “post-criticality” and there’s plenty to savor. Mark Van Proyen reports.
Mixing motifs from Japanese woodblock prints and late 20th century pop culture, Hardy, a career tattooist, returns to his fine art roots.
Gottfried Helnwein’s paintings and photographs tackle the persistence of evil and the cruelties perpetrated by humans against each other.
Contrary to Bay Area opinion, which holds that Sacramento is a backwater, “Flatlanders” stands as a smart rebuke. It not only serves as a showcase for emerging artists, but also spotlights artists who long ago established international reputations.