Mark Emerson’s illusionism isn’t about pictorial space as much as it is about color-induced, geometrically assisted monkey wrenching of the human optic nerve.
Grace Munakata @ b. sakata garo
Grace Munakata’s unique deployment of painting’s arsenal of tricks, to both illuminate and obscure, makes an elegant case for the medium’s continued relevance in the digital era.
David Wetzl @ CSU Stanislaus
Never mind the so-called zeitgeist. Wetzl wants to show how every belief system in human history continues to shape our experience.
Linda Day & Stuart Allen @ JayJay
Linda Day has taken the basic tenets of hard-edge, geometric abstraction and turned them upside down.
Katherine Sherwood@ b. garo sakata
In what amounts to a visual roman á clef, Sherwood demonstrated why she is one of the most important painters working today.
Profile: Roland Reiss
Cutting-edge LA artist and academic visionary.
Ian Harvey/Koo Sook @ CSUS
If awards were given for labor-intensive art, Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook would surely be contenders.