After Nature: New Museum, New York. Art Review

New Museum, NYC http://newmuseum.org/ Reprinted from CV writer Susan Yung’s blog for WNET PBS New York http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/arts/after-nature Walking over to the shimmering New Museum to see the exhibition After Nature, I stepped over a dead baby bird  ...

Richard Serra Sculpture Review

As someone old enough to have been aware of Richard Serra's career for most of the forty years this show purports to survey, I'll admit that my respect for his work has fluctuated from time to time. At this moment  ...

Chihuly at the DeYoung

  Dale Chihuly has a huge international fan club that appreciates his unique striking glass works. To many outside the United States, Chihuly is considered the most famous living American artist of any genre. Yet, as an artist, Chihuly prompts  ...

Women Impressionists

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor June 21–September 21, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=794 San Francisco is the only venue for this exhibit. Even before I saw this remarkable exhibit, I decided that I would begin this review with a question:  ...

The Air is on Fire

You know what to expect with David Lynch. The Air is on Fire is the first significant exhibition of his visual art, certainly the most comprehensive. The entire Fondation Cartier in Montparnasse has been given over to a display painting,  ...

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=737 The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of  ...

Gilbert & George: 1972-2006, two people, one artist

San Francisco Fine Arts Museum de Young February 16, 2008-May 18, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=805 Gilbert & George are idiosyncratic artists who are best known for their gigantic colorful backlit mosaic photomontages, replete with social and political commentary, provocative imagery  ...

Matisse, Painter As Sculptor

Matisse, Painter As Sculptor San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 6/9-9/16, 2007 http://www.sfmoma.org/ Baltimore Museum of Art 10/28/07-2/3/08 http://www.bma.org . First Image-Henri Matisse, Reclining Nude I (Aurora),1907; bronze; 13 9/16 x 19 5/8 x 11 in.;  ...