With the numerous self-portraits Monks has painted throughout her career she offers her “self” to the viewers while also generating a sense of dissolution.
The Long View amply demonstrates that Jay DeFeo and Joan Brown may be the best known Bay Area women artists who worked in abstraction, but they were far from alone.
Francis De Erdely had an intuitive grasp of the inner worlds of people who were coping with a sense of displacement in their daily lives, which he conveyed in his art.
An extraordinary variety of artists came to Jon Swihart and Kim Merrill’s backyard potlucks, discussing not just their work, but also the events and challenges of their lives.
The artist couple shared creativity and mutual devotion reflecting a period of light and joy that came after considerable darkness in their early lives.
Rich in sensations and ideas, Running Falling Flying Floating Crawling uses unexpected juxtapositions of text and image to offer both antidotes to the mundane and passageways to the profound.
The Bay Area artist believed in shaping artists rather than relaying rules.
Seeing On the Edge purely in art historical terms misses what the Quinn family and their guests have been appreciating for years, that their collection is really about friendship and encouragement.
In BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art, Michael Shnayerson paints a vivid portrait of the dizzying ascent of the contemporary art market and the powerful succession of dealers responsible for its rise.
Like the canvas itself, which has been hidden away for years in a private collection, the painted woman in Elsie Palmer Payne’s “Bus Stop” is ready to be studied and re-evaluated.
Robert De Niro senior’s sage advice, which he gave me in the late 1970s, has stayed with me, although I remember finding it intensely challenging when first offered.
The artist Bo Bartlett recently got together with family and friends to celebrate the opening of an eponymous arts center that intends to serve the Columbus community through a rich program of exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and film.