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SFMOMA SECA Amazing Award Show Art 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
SFMOMA SECA Amazing Award Show Art 2020

Bay Area art fans still have a few weeks to see the SECA Art Award exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The biennial award is administered by the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, an SFMOMA-associated art interest group. Since 1967 the SECA award has honored Bay Area artists of exceptional talent that […]

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Scott Goodwillie’s Reluctant Amazing Art 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Scott Goodwillie’s  Reluctant Amazing Art 2020

What is it about certain mythologies that lend themselves so well to visual interpretation? The museums are full of paintings that retell, and perhaps shed new light, on stories that we all know well. New York-based artist Scott Goodwillie creates images both mythical and personal in Reluctant , on exhibit through March 28 in Seattle’s Marni […]

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Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

| November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco 2020

The Artist: Richard Learoyd The Show: Presences, at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco May 5 – June 25, 2011 Both visually and psychologically revealing, the photographs of British artist Richard Learoyd probe the limits of image-capture. Learoyd’s subjects pose inside his camera: a specially designed camera obscura-type mechanism consisting of two small rooms. In one, the subject sits illuminated […]

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Artist Update: Amazing Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Artist Update: Amazing Etsuko Ichikawa at BAM 2020

Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa seems to be showing everywhere at once these days. Last year ended for her with two shows at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair and the opening of her solo exhibit Traces of the Molten State at the Bellevue Arts Museum. This winter has also included exhibitions in Washington D.C., Chicago, and another Seattle […]

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Amazing Art of San Francisco’s New Generation Galleries 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Art of San Francisco’s New Generation Galleries 2020

San Francisco magazine featured a story in its April arts issue about the city’s changing gallery scene. The premise: A handful of “young and hungry” gallerists are working to transform San Francisco from a backwater to an international power center for emerging contemporary artists. The question asked and answered throughout is whether recent developments in the […]

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Art Louisa Bufardeci and Zon Ito: MCA Sydney Creative Art 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Art Louisa Bufardeci and Zon Ito: MCA Sydney Creative Art 2020

They say international pairings bring forth interesting children. That is probably due to unrelated gene pools coming together in novel ways, but the same may be true in art. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia has been exploring the potential of international art pairings in an occasional series of exhibitions, the latest of which opened […]

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Amazing Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Amazing Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan 2020

To view contemporary art you generally head for a museum. But the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, an landscape-scale art festival held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan, offers a vastly different experience. Echigo-Tsumari is an economically distressed region with a decreasing and aging population. It covers an area of roughly 760 square kilometers, including […]

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Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan 2020

| November 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan 2020

The first major survey exhibition of Pakistani contemporary art opens this week at the Asia Society Museum in New York.  Titled Hanging Fire, the exhibition provides an important window into the creative energies of a country more often associated in the West with political conflict and social instability. The show includes 55 works by 15 Pakistani artists, revealing […]

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The Art of Gabriel Orozco at MoMA: Range, Power and Beauty 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Art of Gabriel Orozco at MoMA: Range, Power and Beauty 2020

The mid-career retrospective of Mexican contemporary artist Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art has been drawing rave reviews. Orozco emerged as a rising star in the contemporary art world in the 1990s, and his trajectory continues upward. He may be the preeminent  Latin American artist working today. He may be even more. The […]

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The Art of Desire 2020

| November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Art of Desire 2020

Contemporary art may be most accessible when it explores aspects of human reality we all have in common. With its single-word title, DESIRE, currently ongoing at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, announces itself as a show with a theme that everyone can relate to. That’s not to say the subject–and the art–may not elicit many […]

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