June 28, 2000 |
The mammoth entry hall at London's new Tate Gallery of Modern Art features a monumental bronze sculpture of a spider--a classic subject for octogenarian artist Louise Bourgeois. Poised on spindly legs, the august arachnid is ready to deposit its elegant gift of Brancusi-like marble eggs, becoming a surreal metaphor for the darkly personal nightmares that lurk within industrious creativity.
May 2, 2008 |
Since human experience is increasingly mediated through the digital ether, going analog is counterintuitive. Evan Holloway, a prodigiously gifted sculptor adept at playing against type, exploits this productive friction in a marvelous installation in the Pomona College Museum of Art's ongoing Project Series. The untitled work is composed from two principal elements. A nearly square gallery is wallpapered in machine-printed sheets of black polka-dotted newsprint.
May 4, 2006 |
THE Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has been host to some unusual midweek performances lately. Not opera, not ballet, not drama. Not a lick of scenery and no fancy lighting either. Still, the audiences of nearly 3,000 seemed delighted to spend upward of $150 per seat to hear a single speaker reminisce and parse major political and social trends. Especially because two of the speakers were former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.