Gauguin Tahiti

The sumptuousness of the materials in the exhibition Gauguin Tahiti embodies the richness of Paul Gauguin’s creativity and vision. Deceptively simple, the exhibition is organized chronologically. Curators George Shackelford and Claire Fr�ches-Thory and colleagues have laid out the gallery  ...

100 Artists See God

The exhibition 100 Artists See God might more accurately be titled 96 Artists Fail to See God. After the events of 9/11, artists John Baldessari and Meg Cranston observed a widespread rekindling of interest in God, but noted  ...

Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind

Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away. Aitken Roshi Thai artist Montien Boonma (1953-2000) knew all too well the transient nature of life itself. His wife died  ...

The Art of Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), a leading African-American artist of the mid-20th century, showed in his early work a wide diversity of styles and influences as he searched for his own voice, a voice that, regardless of  ...

The Art of David Ireland: The Way Things Are

David Ireland displays his influences on his creative sleeve, like a long-experienced sergeant sporting multiple chevrons. He pays tribute to Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), the originator of the Found Object as art. Ireland's Duchamp's Tree is a collection of split  ...

Diane Arbus Revelations Review

- Diane Arbus Much has been made over Diane Arbus' choice of subject matter for her photographs. Tattooed men, dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, strippers, asylum inmates--"freaks" by choice or chance of birth, people at  ...

El Greco

The paintings of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541-1614) fall into two distinct categories--the sacred and the secular. The artist relocated from Italy to Spain around 1576, with hopes of becoming court painter to Philip II. Although that goal was  ...

American Craft Council Shows

Intricately cut and assembled sculptures of paper. Brightly colored porcelain horns that actually can be played. Lamps made of different colored elegant papers that have been sprayed into place. Multicolored painted silk lighting fixtures that look like exotic insects.  ...