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Jo Ann Callis
Jo Ann Callis' photography, sculptures and paintings are witty, sensual and unexpected, even after more than 40 years of practice. It is the photography she is best known for, images that offer suggestions but not clear answers. More...


When Artists Play with Fire
Certain of the exhibitions in San Francisco that Richard Speer recently visited refreshed memories of the recent wildfires the consumed so much acreage in Northern California. Coincidental these shows may have been, but that renders the symbolism that much more felt. More...


Sharon Ellis
Sharon Ellis interprets nature by observing with care and internalizing its forces. It is her rich use of pattern set dramatically against fields of color that produces dreamlike visions that are mesmerizing to look at. More...


“Living with Clay”
"Living with Clay" provides some answers to the question why some people amass large collections of ceramic art. More...


Burning Down the House
On September 2nd Brazil's National Museum burnt nearly 2 million art, historical and scientific artifacts. Primarily a victim of inadequate funding and planning for such a catastrophe, don't think for a moment that this could not happen here. More...


“In Red Ink”
The ghost of Edward Curtis both informs and stimulates push back from this group of Native American contemporary artists. More...


Nery Gabriel Lemus
The journeys and plights of Latin American immigrants play to the spirit of Emma Lazarus' iconic poem, but with some deeper intents. More...


“Casa Tomada”
The title translates as "House Taken Over" for this group show centered on the subject of occupation. Setting that aside, this is about as diverse a use of media and geographical distribution as anything you care to imagine. More...


Can Photographs Tell the Truth Anymore?
We have grown accustomed to the ease with which pixels may be twisted: parts removed or replaced, only to be invisibly sutured back together into something diabolically different. Maria Porges notes that this new normal has artists pushing back to uncover a new veracity. More...


“Selected Affinities”
"Selected Affinities" is a small group shows built around the late Allan Sekula, particularly his "Fish Story" series that splits the difference between documentary and conceptual photography. More...


James Turell
Four of James Turrell's "Glass" works are portals, not just light and color saturated shapes, that cloak us in veils of colored mist. More...

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