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Rodrigo Valenzuela
“General Song” is Rodrigo Valenzuela's studio constructed photographs on the theme of borders, barriers, and protest barricades. More...


Meow Wolf
Art collective Meow Wolf creates a sprawling, wild narrative installation, 'The Due Return,' that's about as much fun as art can get. More...


“Alcoves 16/17”
Opening centers, empty spaces, and strong subtleties are the hallmarks of "Alcoves 16/17," the current in a series of seven shows that serve to introduce the public to established but under-the-radar artists of the Southwest. More...


Mayra Barraza
Mayra Barraza paints ghosts, or rather images of people who disappeared into the history of violence. More...


Anne Siems and Gina Wilson
Two artists address the figure in strikingly different ways: via magical realism, and with a minimalist, architectonic approach. More...


On Strike from the Huffington Post
For now, at least, VAS will re-post no more content from us and our writers to the Huffington Post. More...


“I always wondered who your are”
In the carefree age before lockdown, Margaret Hawkins waited for her car's oil to be changed, and she began to feel a weird sensation. More...


Portrait of the Artist as a Novice Activist
Asks Michael Shaw: What is the relationship between art and activism? The world beyond the art world can be a tricky proposition. More...


Limbo
Donna Tennant's visit with her grandmother on this occasion was sidelined by this exchange with Mrs. Carroll. More...


Notes on Net Art and a Return to Ghost City
Before Covid-19 I would chart a path from west to east L.A., visiting exhibitions along the way. But now I've revived my interest in Net Art. More...


The Pandemic Offers the Solution to Climate Catastrophe
Forget the Green New Deal, the pandemic shows us how we can save the planet from the climate change catastrophe. More...


The Ironic Despair of Shawn Huckins
Shawn Huckins satirically captures our social media-crazed society while asking critical questions about the rules of discourse. More...


The Squirrel Metaphor
Squirrels invaded Bill Lasarow's garden, foraging friut meant for the Gardner, who found himself having to contemplate their eradication. More...


Ian Schrager and the Boutique Hotel
Over the course of a nearly half-century career, Ian Schrager has become famous for creating serenely elegant bastions of urban cool. More...


Serfdom and Surfing
Removal from the “carnival attached to a stock market” has produced no withdrawal side-effects for this art addict. More...


Ghost City: Neighborhood Walks
"Street Talk / Neighborhood Walks" are Jody Zellen small urban adventures of discovery that she started with the onset of Covid-19. More...


All Public Statuary Should be Abstract
Recent controversies over the removal of public confederate statues raise the issue of the role of public art in civil society. More...


A News Addict's Reflection
Liz Goldner's struggle to adapt to a life without art but full of news that she felt compelled to follow. More...


Through a Gallery Darkly
Richard Speer reports on his first pandemic-era venture to Portland-area galleries as they tentatively reopen. More...


Paul Metivier: Silent Defiance
Paul Metivier's ceramic sculpture of silent defiance has anticipated the rising awareness of systemic racism for at least a decade. More...

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