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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...


“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...


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


Moby Dick in the Pandemic
Margaret Hawkins took on Moby Dick over the pandemic summer and got hooked. She saw the meaning of being dashed upon the lee. More...


Three Brilliant Artists You Have Never Heard Of
Ann Leda Shapiro, Carol Adelman and Patrice Tullai all maintain their art practices, but rarely show in galleries, and work in physical and geographical isolation. Yet they are among the most accomplished artists working today. More...


Galleries in the Streets
Stumbling on public art hooked Lynn Trimble on the stuff long before she started frequenting galleries and writing about the shows. She still sees public art as true markers of urban geography. More...


A Surprise Awaits
The author's mother recently died. Not particularly close for years, they had grown together more recently. It's complicated--but isn't it always? And when the expected call finally did come, it's amazing how unexpected that it feels. More...


Here We Stand
How is it possible that words so obvious, so ordinary in their moral clarity become the very instrument of our self-immolation? “Equality.” “Justice.” “Peace.” More...


“Uncanny Valley”
“Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI” refers to the deep curve of a graphed line measuring human emotional response and likability for humanoid objects. Can genuine creativity emanate from something generated by a machine? More...


Francesca Lohmann and Rob Rhee
Lohmann and Rhee were seen by curator Amanda Donnan to have complementary sculpture visions. She gets it right. More...


Leave Nothing Out
Phoenix' Musical Instrument Museum turned out to be anything but the musty place Margaret Hawkins imagined it would be. More...


Knowledge Bennett
Knowledge Bennett directly quotes iconic images of postwar American art to convey various atrocities and outrages perpetrated against African Americans. More...


Anna Bogatin Ott
Anna Bogatin Ott’s luscious abstract paintings build a surface through repetitive markings in strong colors that culminate in an image that engages with light, and is bound within a tantric rhythm. More...


The New Cultural Paradigm
Conditions have changed in the pandemic-era world. So will the Weekly Newsletter--short term, and perhaps well beyond. More...


Carrie Ann Plank
Carrie Ann Plank’s mixed-media abstract prints integrate a wealth of scientific influences — mapping, numerical sequences, fractals, wave patterns, sound sources, magnetic field variations — into an Op Art mandalas of a sort: objects of meditation, but without any metaphysical mumbo-jumbo More...


Jacquelyn Royal
Jacquelyn Royal’s landscape needlepoints center on graffiti in order to explore the authenticity of mark making and the record it leaves. While graffiti pursues the largest public scale it can quickly, needlepoint's intimate size and domesticity only emerges slowly, undoing the gestures that it captures. More...


“In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration”
“In Flux” underscores the importance of immigrant artists to Chicago’s art community, and indeed immigrants past and present to the city at large. Many of the most potent works engage the environment of 'home" as integral to their content. More...


With Pleasure: Pattern And Decoration in American Art, 1972-1985
The exuberant tumult at the heart, and mind, of American Pattern and Decoration, or P&D, pervades “With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art, 1972-1985,” a rich, if limited, survey of the sprawling movement. More...

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