December 31, 1989
Selections Lita Albuquerque, Charles Garabedian, Oliver Jackson and Masami Teraoka, clockwise from top left, are among the 41 artists represented in "California Painters: New Work" (Chronicle Books: $40, cloth; $29.95, paper). Selections were made by Henry T. Hopkins, director of Frederick R.
February 4, 1995 |
Sometimes it seems the forces of the Computer Age wait in serried ranks to engulf the visual field. At such moments there's something soothing about a scan of fine modernist drawings. An all-too-infrequent example is "Eloquent Lines" at the Louis Stern Fine Arts emporium. Organized by the redoubtable independent curator Josine Ianco-Starrels, some 50 images by about 30 artists prove that all museum-quality drawings are not in museums.
July 22, 1986 |
"Japan/America," at the Long Beach Museum of Art (through Aug. 17), is an exhibition of works by eight Japanese-born artists living and working in the United States. According to curator Patricia Boutelle, this merging of clearly defined cultural traditions "proposes to raise questions about heritage and environment, about past and present."
May 23, 2001 |
Oh say can you see the complex tapestry of dreams and nightmares that is America? At the Orange County Museum of Art, a small but passionate exhibition drawn from the museum's permanent collection tries to do just that--with limited success.
February 6, 1987 |
Rancho Santiago College art instructor and gallery curator Mayde Herberg believes that there can be more to humor than a good laugh--especially in art. "I think that it can be a very powerful tool, that it can effect change and raise people's consciousness on certain issues," Herberg explained in an interview this week. To help make her point, she has organized an exhibit, "Seriously Humorous," that explores the use of humor in the work of 19 contemporary California artists.