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Robert Colescott
Robert Colescott wit and empathy to expose racism while appropriating art historical sources to help sharpen the point. More...


Artists with Disabilities
When Bay Area artist Katherine Sherwood was 44, when an artist is usually considered to be at mid-career, she lost the use of her dominant hand after suffering a stroke. She addressed the negative stereotyping of people with disabilities by creating clever and compelling paintings. More...


Steve Fitch
“Much of what I have photographed is gone or in ruins. … It is as if I had a sixth sense that what I was making pictures of was going to disappear ...” says photographer Steve Fitch. More...


Penny Truitt
Steel is a new medium for Penny Truitt, better know for her ceramic sculpture. In "Confluence" the works are made up of two elements that wrestle with form, balance and spacial composition. More...


Ned Evans and Kelly Berg
Kelly Berg's relief-paintings transport us to a visually magical landscape. Ned Evans' colorful abstract paintings celebrates the earth's fierce shape-making genius. More...


Is Death an Unfair Advantage?
Why is it that some artists of more or less equal talent are neglected and others praised and celebrated? Matthew Kangas explores a list to factors that go into an artist's historical reputation. More...


Adriane Colburn and Alice Shaw
Alice Shaw’s photography-based work explores identity in the age of simulacra. Adriane Colburn shows abstract sculptures in wood strips with metal fittings. More...


Mark Innerst
Mark Innerst's small cityscape "Tiffany" expresses a sheer rapture for the electrifying vitality of New York City at night. It's a radiant three-dimensional vision of floating geometric blocks flanked by bejeweled vertical strands of light. More...


Alex Couwenberg
The "Chevron" motif invoked by Alex Couwenberg plays off of commercial, historical and modern art references to establish a layered complexity. More...


Matthew Szosz
"Inflatables" and "Ropeworks" by Matthew Szosz are two series of glass sculptures that toy with our notions of what glass can do. More...


Francisco Moreno
"The Chapel" is the centerpiece work in Francisco Moreno's current show that immerses us in murals and history. More...


Rashid Johnson
Rashid Johnson's "The Rainbow Sign" floods the galleries with and array of densely layered works. From "Untitled Escape Collages" to "Untitled Ugly Pots" that are decisively raw, they exist in a storm that we may see beyond. More...


No Time to Sit Around: An Unexpected Memoriam
James Yood recalls his youthful experience of the climactic year 1968 a half century ago. This turned out to be his final short essay, as Yood tragically died of a heart attack on April 20th at age 65. More...


Emil Bisttram
Emil Bisttram carved out a prominent position in New Mexico's art history as a pioneering modernist, teacher and muralist. More...

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