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The ninth iteration of Bay Area Now at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts asks of-the-moment questions about knowledge production and creation.
Vibrant, mixed media textile works honor the history of Black women.
We talk to Courtney Dailey from Nike about art, design, and creative inspiration in everyday life.
Three West Coast artists in a vast exhibition expose the diverse histories that have often been overshadowed by Hollywood’s enduring influence.
Through audio, participatory sculpture, and memory, the exhibit poses the salient questions: “who are you carrying with you?”
A two-year conversation chronicles a multimedia project about California prisons and formerly incarcerated individuals.
A group exhibition from KADIST’s collection demonstrated how artists make powerful political statements by abstracting language and material.
With an arresting sense of empathy, Danielle Mckinney’s exhibition “Metamorphic” asks: “what does rest look like for Black women?”
La Rocco and Im discuss (art) writing, editing and curation, and the roles of community and institutions in the art world
Melika Sebihi reviews Jeffrey Gibson’s ONCE MORE WITH FEELING on view at Jessica Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.
The Portland-based artist talks about Queer Ancestors lost to persecution, disease, fatal sadness, and closets.
Good Taste is a new column about West Coast creatives in all industries.
We talked to the Portland-based trailblazing director about her time at PICA and what the institute is looking for in it’s next Executive Director.
Roula Seikaly talks to the two co-directors of Berkeley Art Center about how they approach collaboration, creating meaningful life-work balance, and how BAC welcomes diverse audiences.
In Spoonful of Sugar, Emily Yong Beck asks: What is beneath the veil of beauty that we buy into?
The Casual Intimacy of Women Caring for Women: Anne Buckwalter at Friends Indeed and Rebecca Camacho Presents
In the two-venue exhibition, Buckwalter’s domestic scenes have a revolutionary proposition: what would a world of care and support for the needs of all women look like?
Ricki Dwyer’s vast textiles and small sculptures examine the gravity of human relationships.
LA-based artists bring West Coast car culture to New York City.
Felted wool, steel, river rocks, and sound combine to illustrate the vulnerability of all life.
Artist Alexa Grambush uses painting to understand the world and its complexities.
Religious images question the multifaceted nature of human lives.
A multi-media artist on the West Coast gets up close and personal with their viewers, unsettling the notion of a fixed identity.
A painter meditates on the impending and preventable horror of environmental destruction.
An ambitious group exhibition steps in to show the world that liberation requires both trouble and quietude.
What do blockbuster immersive art exhibits and junk food have in common?
A daring but imperfect exhibition challenges notions of racism and colorism.
Yuyang Zhang’s paintings and digital collages offer cultural commentary through memes, Chinese-American culture, and dark humor.
A Portland-based painter conjures the otherworldly to meditate on the shrouded interiority of his subjects.
A Condemned Building Gets a Last Breath of Life Through Sacramento Artists: Faith J. McKinnie, Liv Moe, Molly Stroud, and Genesis “The Mayor” Torres Interviewed
Four curators and thirty-five artists transform a soon-to-be demolished building in Sacramento’s rapidly gentrifying Ice Blocks district.
In a bilingual conversation, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Sofía Córdova question the human relationship with technology.
Found objects give intimate clues to the lives of strangers, and are given new lives as artworks.
Evocative oil paintings on jute canvas trouble the perception of figure-ground relationships.
Two artists from Grass Valley, CA, talk about making art in rural communities and the magic of stones.
Through found objects and wry humor, Hugo Montoya reveals problematic cultural stereotypes.
Eleven artists depict landscapes framed by conflict, trauma, and beauty.
At ICA LA, Cwynar probes what we can learn from our fickle taste and consumerism.
Each One of Us Was Fastened to the Other: Josh Smith and Vanessa Woods at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA
A wife and husband artist duo explore their identities as artists and parents.
A South African artist in Eugene, OR, uses dance and poetry to encourage compassion for difference.
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