| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco sculptor recognized as a major post-WWII American modernist for her intricate hanging wire creations, died early Tuesday, her daughter Addie Lanier said. She was 87.
Asawa, who as a Japanese American woman...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Fresh paint on the cement wall of an industrial warehouse space across from Handsome Coffee Roasters reveals two sides of Los Angeles' downtown Arts District. Graffiti tags cover one half of the wall; the other has just been coated with glossy red paint...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:01 AM
“He took two pictures. One came out” is a nifty little exhibition that, like a time capsule, takes viewers back to the 1970s, when William Wegman was just getting started as an artist and had not yet become famous for staging funny pictures of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 PM
June Wayne (1918-2011) is best known for starting and running the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, a world-renowned institution that has been going strong for 53 years. She is also known as an innovative printmaker, her own lithographs outstanding...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have named Colin Bailey as their new director. Bailey, who most recently served as the deputy director and chief curator at the Frick Collection in New York, will head the De Young Museum and the Legion of Honor in...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
When Edwin S. Porter made the film “The Great Train Robbery” in 1903, he counted on the audience to connect scenes that were discontinuous in time and space. Dashiell Manley asks us to do much the same, creating three related installations...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In traditional Native American belief, spirits can inhabit seemingly inanimate things.
Can paintings, sculptures, decorative objects and handicrafts also be infused with the spirits of their subjects, and of the people who made them?
If so, the new...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO — Instead of playing in the dirty streets after school, one hot afternoon kids in a local favela, or slum¸ are led into a giant space with bright, high white walls. Assistants lead them around, nudging them to engage with original...
| May 19, 2013
"William Wegman: He Took Two Pictures. One Came Out," an exhibition of the artist's text-based black-and-white photographs from the 1970s, is on view at Marc Selwyn Fine Art through July 6.
So you have a new show of your old work.
Yes, and it's new...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The annual Alpert Awards in the Arts give a $75,000 boost to midcareer artists who often aren’t well known but have earned respect in their fields.
Among the higher-profile winners of this year's awards, funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Danielle Spires, usually working under the name of Cat Party Let's Go, has been shooting since 1997. She graduated from the Art Institute of Colorado with a photography degree, and the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s in sociology....