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.;  ...

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  ...

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:  ...

Heartland Review

Heartland, an original one-hour medical drama about an organ-transplant surgeon, his work and his family premieres on June 18th, 10 ET/PT on TNT. The surgeon, Dr. Nathaniel Grant (Treat Williams), is the pioneering, workaholic chief of the  ...

Meadowlands

Meadowlands is the quintessential paranoid fantasy of a suburb...a community that appears to be safe, bucolic and picturesque, but actually has a sinister, threatening inner core. As the series begins, Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn (Lucy Cohu)  ...

Ten Canoes (2006)

Written, directed and produced by: Rolf De Heer Starring: Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, David Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin and Peter Minygululu Not Rated, Run Time: 90 minutes, in Yolngu (an Australian Indigenous tribe) with English subtitles  ...

Things We Lost in the Fire

Watching a widow grieve her loss and a user recover from his heroin addiction is not the usual Hollywood fare. But Things We Lost in the Fire explores these gut-wrenching struggles with candor and maturity and without a clichéd happy  ...

Up the Yangtze

Yung Chang, writer, director and occasional narrator of the fascinating and moving documentary, Up the Yangtze, is a first generation Canadian of Chinese descent. Like many children of immigrants, Yung Chang has spent extended periods in the “old country.” In  ...