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Dakota Noot
While the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many to feel depressed or exasperated from isolation and boredom, Dakota Noot has found lockdown to be liberating. More...


Final Thoughts on Donald Trump
Now that President Elect Biden has been certified, nothing would satisfy many of us more than to see the current president fade permanently away, It won't be that simple. More...


Rafer Johnson and the Special Olympics
Bill Lasarow's account of a day spent with the late Rafer Johnson, and what it meant. More...


Yasuyo Maruyama: Mind's Eye
Yasuyo Maruyama's Beverly cropped face in extreme close-up combine exceptional formal discipline with evocative expression. More...


What Are You Going Through?
Quoting the French philosopher and Christian mystic Simone Weil, "What are you going through?" is the product of compassion. More...


Indigenous Artists Elucidate the Trump Era
Indigenous artists have, over the last two decades, been visualizing the factors that helped to make the last four years possible. More...


Cultural Tensions in the High Desert
Never an easy place to get comfortable in, the Joshua Tree area has nonetheless drawn artists and other creatives for years. Through the Trump era their uneasy truce with extremists has not become explosive. More...


Daytime at a Museum During the Covid-19 Lockdown
Liz Goldner's recent visits with Hilbert Museum Director Mary Platt reveal that during a pandemic lockdown things do not come to a standstill. More...


The Oakland Art Scene: In Place
In an overview of the late-pandemic condition of the East Bay gallery scene, DeWitt Cheng finds that many are faring better than expected. Closer to their neighborhood and more DIY than there San Francisco cousins turns out to have its advantages. More...


Natalie Niblack
With her series of pointedly satirical ceramic portraits Natalie Niblack has established herself as an elite comic interpreters of the Age of Trump. More...


Quiet “Violet Protest” Art Counters Noise of Hyperpartisan Era
Ann Norton centers the voices of artists and others through a participatory art engagement called “Violet Protest.” More...


Yari Ostovany
Yari Ostovany's painting blend Abstract Expressionist, Persian and Taoist roots to produce a feeling of spiritual illumination. More...


Final Thoughts on Donald Trump
Richard Speer hopes this will be his final time to consider the bottomless vat of infantile narcissism who has disgraced this nation on the global stage for the past four years. More...


Chris Revelle
Race and its dark history in America permeate Chris Ravelle's varied body of work, which effectively drives a pickaxe through it's myths. More...


Rachmaninoff’s Last Stand
Fears of obsolescence haunt everyone — even, or especially, those in the cultural pantheon. Eeven if you’re Sergei Rachmaninoff. More...


Japanese-American Artists Remember the Camps
Trump executive orders have assaulted the human rights of immigrants. But that is not a first, as these Japanese American artists attest. More...


Redressing Public Civility
Richard Speer has seen the debased character of the current President coming after years of declining public discourse. More...


Artist of Conviction
Jorg Dubin is an anomaly in his home base town who has long since abandoned market friendly for conviction art. More...

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