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Clark V. Fox: Subversion and Spectacle
Clark V. Fox’s ongoing critical perspective on consumer culture, politics, and American identity informs "Subversion and Spectacle." Part Native American of Cherokee and Powhatan descent, Fox views American culture effectively as an outsider. More...


Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle's artworks from the 1960s conjoin aesthetic expertise with primitive energy, all infused with vitality and sensuality. More...


Samella Lewis’ Outsized Footprint
Dr. Samella S. Lewis left a legacy that bridged artistic creativity, art historical scholarship, institutional leadership and curatorial savvy. More...


Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
“Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea” is a visually compelling contradiction to myths and outdated notions that have privileged European-American culture over indigenous expressions, or ignored racist indignities suffered by Asian immigrants. More...


Sonya Clark
Sonia Clark presents works based on a flag in the archives of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. More...


Paul Wonner, “Landscape of Objects, 1966-2001”
Works here by Paul Wonner from the 1970s onward depict sunny, artifact-strewn gardens redolent of the good life. The drama of his compositions lies in the light that casts sharp shadows; and the tabletops seen at abnormally steep angles More...


Barbara Kruger, “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.”
The power of her use of language, and more specifically text, has given Berbara Kruger’s work a nearly unsurpassable omnipresence in the art world and beyond. Thus current survey drives the point, and demand a lot of processing on our part. More...


Alice Neel
Alice Neel's retrospective casts fresh light on the way that her personal relationships and philosophy shaped her approach to portraiture. More...


Jovencio de la Paz
Fiber artist Jovencio de la Paz gets between the hand and the machine to explore Nils Aall Baricelli's math and Symbiogenesis. More...


“Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Yes, the title derives from Donovan's 1967 single. A dozen artists channel its theme of love and hope, with expansive views of human experience and spiritual longing. More...


Marcelyn McNeil
Marcelyn McNeil is a latter day color field painter who layers her pours in veils punctuated by solid bands of color. More...


From Radicalism to Nostalgia
Art that initially was a shocking departure from aesthetic norms has a way of becoming conventional wisdom. What was once unfamiliar and challenging can in time become a valuable tool for social or personal illumination. The unwinding of an Avant Garde produces increasingly comforting successor aesthetics. More...


Christina Quarles, Christopher Paul Jordan and Arnaldo James
To decipher Christina Quarles figurative images one must change focal points and piece things together. Christopher Paul Jordan paints delicately on old window and door screens salvaged from historically black neighborhoods in Tacoma, Washington. Arnaldo James’ vivid color photography is presented on large, slick digital screens. More...


From Dawn to Dusk
"From Dawn to Dusk" is a superb cross section of late 19- early 20th-century Nordic landscape and portrait painting. More...


Robert Colescott: Humor is the Bait
“If you decide to laugh, don’t forget the humor is the bait, and once you’ve bitten, you may have to do some serious chewing. The tears may come later.” — Robert Colescott More...


2020: Three Artists
Carrie Zeller, Jorge Dubin and Tom Lamb display their distinct creative and healing responses to the travails of life during the Covid pandemic. More...


Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson is said to be the father of mail art. Over 100 collages and archival material are absorbing yet frustrating because the element of surprise is missing. A work would unexpectedly appear in the recipient's mailbox, an integral part of Johnson's aesthetic process. More...


I Was Here
Th small-town sprawl of the Los Angeles that Bill Lasarow grew up in was very different from the diverse urban metropolis familiar today. Children always take their home neighborhood to be emblematic of the world. It is only later that they are able to note, more of less, its actual place in the larger world. More...


Digital Combines, Group Exhibition
Robert Rauschenberg's invention of the combine 70 years ago informs and is updated by these "Digital Combines." Each work is paired with a digital counterpoint and QR code mounted alongside the image, allow us to access text, video, audio, or commentary expanding on the art that appears in the gallery. More...


Beverly McIver
A survey of Beverly McIver's lively figurative painting displays her ability to move from the intensely personal to the profoundly universal. More...

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