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Betty Bowen Award for Pacific Northwest Artists

• June 30, 2011 • Comments (0)
Work by 2010 Betty Bowen Award winner Ellen Lesperance

Applications are being taken for the Betty Bowen Award for Pacific Northwest artists, sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum

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Street Art on the Reservation

• June 28, 2011 • Comments (0)
Street Art on the Reservation

Wheat paste art by Chip Thomas, an Arizona artist and physician working on the Navajo Reservation

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Discovering Writers No One Reads

• June 26, 2011 • Comments (0)
Discovering Writers No One Reads

Neglected and forgotten authors are resurrected on the tumblr blog Writers No One Reads

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New York

Greater LA Fails to Convince in NY

• June 10, 2011 • Comments (0)
Greater LA Fails to Convince in NY

The “Greater LA” survey of Los Angeles artists showing in SoHo has its highlights and humor, but fails to achieve coherence.

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Mud and Magic: Richard Long at Sperone Westwater

• May 26, 2011 • Comments (0)
River Avon Mud Crescent, Richard Long, Installation View

Richard Long: Flow and Ebb at Sperone Westwater in New York is a beguiling exhibit of sculptures, photographs, painting and text works. Reviewer Hank Leschrogge visits.

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Rejoicing in Aluminum: the Donald Judd Boxes at David Zwirner Gallery

• May 17, 2011 • Comments (1)
Rejoicing in Aluminum: the Donald Judd Boxes at David Zwirner Gallery

Reviewer Hank Leschrogge finds radiance and reason in the anodized aluminum boxes of Donald Judd, now on display in New York at David Zwirmer gallery.

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San Francisco

San Francisco Gallery Notes

• June 22, 2011 • Comments (0)
Scott Yeskel at Jack Fisher Gallery

Current highlights from San Francisco art galleries, updated regularly. Not a complete listing, but a selection of shows you might not want to miss. More locations coming soon.

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Rediscovering Photography at Three SF Galleries

• June 7, 2011 • Comments (0)
Doug Rickard, New Orleans, LA 2008

Three gallery shows in San Francisco, by Doug Rickard, Richard Learoyd and Alex MacLean, offer exciting images and new perspectives on the future of photography.

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Space Art in SF: Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

• May 25, 2011 • Comments (0)
Space Art in SF: Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

Collaborations between contemporary artists and space scientists are featured in a program by the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

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Los Angeles

The Fine Art of Surfing Photography

• June 3, 2011 • Comments (2)
The Fine Art of Surfing Photography

Los Angeles photographer Ed Freeman showcases his fine art images of surfers at Oahu’s North Shore.

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Ryan McGinness: Recent and New Paintings

• May 18, 2011 • Comments (0)
A Whore in the Kitchen, Ryan McGinness, 2011

New and recent paintings by Ryan McGinness are on display at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico at LACMA Resnick Pavilion

• September 21, 2010 • Comments (0)
Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico at LACMA Resnick Pavilion

Olmec sculpture, European high fashion, and Renzo Piano architecture are all on display as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens its new Resnick Pavilion.

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International

African Artists Address Environmental Struggles

• June 24, 2011 • Comments (0)
African Artists Address Environmental Struggles

Contemporary African artists explore themes of environmental and social disintegration. “Environment and Object: Recent African Art” at the Tang Museum.

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Art and Violence: Teresa Margolles at Museion Bolzano

• May 11, 2011 • Comments (0)
Muro Baleado, Teresa Margolles

“Frontera,” a powerful exhibition of art by Teresa Margolles reflecting on drug violence in northern Mexico, at the Museion in Bolzano, Italy.

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Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco

• February 6, 2011 • Comments (2)
Art and Oceanography – Huang Yong Ping in Monaco

Visual artist Huang Yong Ping’s latest installation is a massive, octopus-like sea creature on display at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

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Environmental Art

African Artists Address Environmental Struggles

• June 24, 2011 • Comments (0)
African Artists Address Environmental Struggles

Contemporary African artists explore themes of environmental and social disintegration. “Environment and Object: Recent African Art” at the Tang Museum.

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Environmental Art Impact: Christo and ‘Over the River’ in CO

• September 14, 2010 • Comments (0)
Christo "Over the River", preliminary design

“Over the River” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude may be the first art work subjected to NEPA environmental review. Public comment closes September 14.

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Earth: Art of a Changing World

• October 28, 2009 • Comments (4)
Mariele Neudecker, "400 Thousand Generations". Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm. © the artist

Contemporary artists and writers respond to climate change in “Earth: Art of a Changing World” at London’s Royal Academy of Art.

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