Simply moving a painting from one place to another can dramatically alter the way you see it.
Five large and five small new paintings on wood panel by Swiss artist Pia Fries are lush in the extreme. The abstractions begin in an unexpected place, with silk-screen fragments that derive from Baroque prints.
“The most interesting characteristic of the cube,” artist Sol Lewitt once said, discussing the form that generated much of his influential sculpture, “is that it is relatively uninteresting.”
America in general and Los Angeles in particular have a reputation as places for a second chance, places where anyone might reinvent a self. Photographers and filmmakers Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are emblematic – and in mind-and-body-bending ways. Their work moves forward...
Is art a high-minded version of junk food, a pile of empty calories that merely tastes great on the way down?
Warhol installation at MOCA ranks among the artist's worst work
The exhibit '@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz' is a poignant, powerful meditation on soul-deadening repressions of human thought and feeling.
The circle of artists and writers around Bay Area painter Jess Collins and his lifelong romantic partner, poet Robert Duncan, didn't have a memorable name or a specific program. But it was to San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s something of what the Bloomsbury group was to London in the...