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Ramiro Gomez: I Choose To Recognize That The Custodian Was Here

When my blogging partner was writing our recent post about Eduardo Sarabia it reminded me of another contemporary Mexican-American artist. A young painter/sculptor working in Los Angeles named Ramiro Gomez. I first became aware of Gomez when I read about … Continue reading

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Blood Flowers: The Art of Imran Qureshi

Last week the Trump Administration bombed Syria without congressional approval. From the comfort of our living room we watch atrocities on T.V. but in the United States we are rarely touched directly. It was in this context that I came … Continue reading

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Who Owns A Color: Part 2

In part one of this blog post I noted that in the business world companies sometimes have a legitimate claim of exclusive use, or “ownership,” of a specific color. I also noted that sometimes an artist becomes strongly identified with … Continue reading

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The Art of the Map

Happy Holidays to all of you. We will be taking our own holiday but will be back with new content on January 5. This week and next we’ll connect you to some older posts that we think you’ll enjoy. This … Continue reading

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David Best’s Temples of Remembrance

We’re back after our summer break. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the end of summer is marked by an exodus out of the city and into the Nevada desert for Burning Man. What could be a more appropriate blog … Continue reading

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Serious Play

The Sausage Photographs:The Fashion Show Rarely do I sit at my desk laughing out loud when I write this blog. In fact, I can’t remember ever feeling like I was going to fall out of my chair from laughing while … Continue reading

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Seven Magic Mountains

Long time readers of this blog will remember a post titled Earthworks: Art and the Land. In it we talked about artists creating monumental abstract art works – often in remote locations of the American west. These works draw our … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Mundane: The Art of Tara Donovan

Toothpicks. Plastic straws. Pencil nibs. Straight pins. Plastic drinking cups. Is this the stuff of art? In the hands of someone like the artist Tara Donovan the mundane does become transformed into awe inspiring works of art. rolled sheets of … Continue reading

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The Language of Motion

It all started with a bet. Leland Stanford, who went on to found Stanford University, bet that when a horse gallops there is a moment when all four hooves leave the ground. At the time this was nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Abandoned, Reclaimed, Transformed: The Art of Nancy Rubins

I first came across the work of Nancy Rubins in the 1980s. My initial response was one of amazement – a 45 foot tall tornado-like form that literally contained everything, including the kitchen sink. Located next to a highway in … Continue reading

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