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Pandemic Solutions
JD Beltran surveys a cross section of how the arts have adopted to pandemic conditions. Both institutions and artists have produced a wide range of solution that are reflected here. More...


Kelsey Brookes’ Science-based Art
Form microbiologist Kelsey Brookes uses science-based systems as the conceptual base for his wildly charged abstractions. More...


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


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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


Laura Parker's Finch
Laura Parker’s photograph of an ordinary finch sits framed by a circular splash of white light and a terrifyingly deep universe. More...


Decomposed Art
Disposal, decay and rejuvenation has long played a role in shaping art's response to cyclical structures and the effects of time. More...


Randi Matushevitz
Randi Matushevitz deploys Expressionism to respond to resurgent sexism, racism, homophobia and white supremacism. More...


Making a Difference
Created in 1992, Robbie Conal's "Freedom of Choice" skewered thee pre-RBG Supreme Court in support of Planned Parenthood. More...


Artist's Charts
For those who like visual poetry or puzzles, I recommend some artist’s charts to peruse while riding out the pandemic. More...


“Being Human in the Age of AI”
“Uncanny Valley” refers to the deep curve of a graphed line measuring human emotional response to humanoid objects. More...

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