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Splatters Against the Pandemic
Splatter painting is a great quarantine option, at least if you have the luxury of that extra room or a large backyard. The mess left around the edges tends to evolve into better art than you are likely to see in the play area. More...


Bradford Salamon
For Bradford Salamon the pandemic lockdown led to intense self-reflection. His interest has gravitated towards women's faces. More...


Christian Marclay
In a selection of five collages and nine digital prints Christian Marclay constructs extremes of emotion built bit by bit. More...


Looking Ahead 15 Years
In 2004, James Wood resigned as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, succeeded by James Cuno, who was succeeded in turn in 2011 by Douglas Druick, who has now been succeeded by James Rondeau. James Yood thanks them all. More...


Looking Ahead 15 Years
In 2004, James Wood resigned as Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, succeeded by James Cuno, who was succeeded in turn in 2011 by Douglas Druick, who has now been succeeded by James Rondeau. James Yood thanks them all. 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...


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


Tod Bailey
Tod Bailey's brand of figuration possesses a sense of urgency that exudes exceptional emotional and sexual energy. More...


Italo Scanga
Twenty years after his death, Italo Scanga's influence remains, but his achievement is not fully appreciated. More...


Lawn Art
The monotony of pandemic mornings is both comforting and boring. But boredom is the soil in which creative thoughts grow. More...


Heroes: Superman and Jackie O.
David Alcantar ran, marathon style, through the state of Georgia dressed as Superman and carrying a flag urging locals to "VOTE!" It was not the first time an artist donned a hero persona, through perhaps the first to help win a Senate majority. More...


Ann Morton
Ann Morton pleases the eye and teases our mind in mainly textile and found object works that are, finally, effectively searing. More...


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


An American Resurrection
The contrast between normal and deranged has never been less private. By the end of the long, televised Inauguration Day,, most of us were splayed out on our family room couches with a shit-faced smile of relief. 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...

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