Thinking about ( ) + , – = and more, with Horacio Zabala

There is another big-name exhibition besides “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” at the Phoenix Art Museum this fall. By all means, see the spectacular Wiley show in the Marley Gallery, then walk up the stairs to the Harnett Gallery to see “Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” featuring one of the most important Conceptual artists to emerge in Argentina … Continue reading Thinking about ( ) + , – = and more, with Horacio Zabala

Teresita Fernández on creativity

Featured photo: “Fire” (2005) by Teresita Fernández. Silk yarn, steel armature, and epoxy, 96″ x 144″. From the SFMOMA Collection, as viewed during “Beyond Belief” (Summer 2013) at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Deborah Ross. For those of you who were unable to attend the sold-out lecture by internationally known installation artist … Continue reading Teresita Fernández on creativity

December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits

Featured photo: “Tremolo” (2015) by Dion Johnson. 60 X 80 inches, acrylic on canvas – diptych. Courtesy of Bentley Gallery. Every time I see local shows of the caliber of “Dion Johnson: Luminous Trajectories,” “Bruce Munro,” and “Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads: Gold,” it makes me want to shout to non-Arizonans, “We’re … Continue reading December is gifting us with wonderful exhibits

PAM gallery is the place to see emerging AZ artists

Thanks to the Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum, emerging artists in Arizona get an annual showcase in a well-trafficked spot, the Lyon Gallery near the museum store. This year’s slate of seven artists offers a pleasing mix of video art, portraits, photography, semi-abstract painting, and mixed media. Personal favorite: Larry Madrigal, for his … Continue reading PAM gallery is the place to see emerging AZ artists

Crazy for Pop Art? Denver’s Wesselmann show is the ticket

I love Pop Art, especially its incarnations in the 1960s and ’70s in the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud. And I’ve been anxiously awaiting details from the Phoenix Art Museum regarding the “Andy Warhol: Portraits” show, slated to open in March 2015. So you can understand why — during a recent … Continue reading Crazy for Pop Art? Denver’s Wesselmann show is the ticket