“The work has become timely, but it has always been important,” said Baca of “The Great Wall of Los Angeles.”
Rachel Heidenry is an art writer, educator, and curator currently based in Santa Barbara, California. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art from the United States and Latin America, as well as the history of community mural movements.
An Exquisite Tribute to Terry Adkins, Maker of Monumental Sonic Sculptures
Reverberating through the Pulitzer’s iconic building, Adkins’s works carry the potential of sound, and remain alluring even in silence.
Stirring Video Art Questions the Notion of “Freedom”
Borders of Freedoms / Contornos de Libertad presents video work by six artists living in El Salvador and its diaspora.
What Happens After the Mural of a Controversial Figure Is Removed?
For more than 20 years, a monumental mural of former Philadelphia Mayor, Frank Rizzo, existed in the city’s Ninth Street Market. On June 7, 2020, it was officially painted over.
During Pandemic, Artist-Parents Reflect and Get Creative With Their Kids
Edgar Arceneaux, Shaun Leonardo, Mckendree Key, and other artists share the creative methods they are using to engage and educate their children.
Finding Connections Between a 1960s Artist Commune and an Ancient Mayan Community
Beatriz Cortez has created a space that feels both freshly futuristic and profoundly ancient.
A Vibrant Arts Community Bridges Two Cities Separated by a Contentious Border
A cultural community has emerged in San Diego and Tijuana that recognizes where the cities diverge but also where they overlap.
Nina Chanel Abney’s Intricately Dense and Critically Clear Painting
The Chicago-born artist’s work is as entrenched in political discourse as it is in pop culture.
Reinstalling a Transcendent TV Artwork by Nam June Paik Decades Later
The master of media art created works that are constructed out of TV sets and recording devices that are no longer manufactured and, needless to say, generally irreplaceable.
The Japanese-American Painter Who Chronicled Early 20th-Century Life in the US
Chiura Obata’s stirring paintings invite us to consider the representation of persecution and distress from the point of view of an immigrant in the early 20th century.