The success of this unlikely pairing shows what can happen when inspired curatorial vision bridges the divide we sometimes erect between media.
David M. Roth
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.
A ‘High Society’ Conversation with Robyn Twomey
Photojournalist Robyn Twomey covered the medical marijuana industry. The patients, she found, were the real story.
Gottfried Helnwein @ The Crocker Art Museum
Gottfried Helnwein’s paintings and photographs tackle the persistence of evil and the cruelties perpetrated by humans against each other.
Alex Couwenberg @ Andrea Schwartz
Couwenberg mixes the spatial ambiguity of cyberspace with the disorienting angularity of Cubo Futurism — recasting the Southern California landscape as a mind-bending interior experience.
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.
Chris Daubert @ Blue Line
Action/reaction is the governing principle in this interactive light-and-sound installation in which the audience is both instigator and spectator.
The Robert Ortbal Interview
Robert Ortbal’s sculptures explore essences. Not actual essences, as in molecular structures, but unfathomable things: like the physical structure of smells as they exist in psychological, emotional and sensory space.
Artist Profile: Robert Brady
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.
Linda Geary @ Rena Bransten
In the Bay Area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more exuberant, more imaginative painter than Linda Geary. Using oil, watercolor and spray paint, Geary has charted new frontiers in biomorphic abstraction.
Seth Koen @ Gregory Lind Gallery
With great economy and visual imagination, Koen creates elegant and deliciously open-ended works that tweak the orthodoxies of Minimalism while simultaneously engaging them with serious craft.
John Yoyogi Fortes @ Jack Fischer
Fortes creates an electrically charged, claustrophobic atmosphere filled with high-def images and stupefying excess, where nothing makes sense and everything seems wrapped in a cocoon of white noise.
Cornelia Schulz @ Patricia Sweetow
Talk about mixing macrocosmic and microcosmic views. Cornelia Schultz gives them to us from on high and from inside the planet’s nooks and crannies – all in the same picture.
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.
Wayne Thiebaud @ The Crocker Art Museum
Thiebaud’s 4th solo show at The Crocker since 1951 comes at a propitious time: the museum’s 125th anniversary, the opening of its tripled-in-size exhibition space and the artist’s 90th birthday.
Natural and Creative Capital @ Montalvo
Here, at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in a gallery exhibition and in a series of site-specific works, seven artists of vastly different persuasions, examine the complex and often conflicted relationships we have with animals and nature.