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Gary-Paul Barbosa Prince Raises Awareness Through Art

The Oakland artist seeks to produce art that raises awareness and advances critical thinking.
August 1, 2019

Kim Larson Puts Pieces Back Together

Broken plates, tiles, pottery, and china find their way into her mosaics.
July 22, 2019

View Hans Hofmann as a Restless Experimenter

A large retrospective, ‘Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction,’ is at the Berkeley Art Museum, the recipient of a large gift from the artist in 1963.
July 2, 2019

Mano con Ojo Modernizes Mexican Folk Art

Christina Cordova is the artist behind a local lino blockprint line of cards, prints, T-shirts and more that honor her Chicano-American upbringing.
June 18, 2019

Susan Matthews Goes Large for More Impact

The Oakland artist uses acrylic on canvas to share reflection on human existence in specific cultural contexts.
June 12, 2019

East Bay Open Studios Tours Still Thriving

The self-guided tour of East Bay artists studios in more than a dozen cities is going strong in year 40 and adds a third summer weekend.
June 7, 2019

Slate Contemporary Goes Olde Moderne

A trio of artists showing at Slate Contemporary under the title California Modern proves once again that painting is vital and relevant even if one fetishizes Eichler houses, vinyl LPs, and Herb Caen’s dainty white gloves.
June 4, 2019

Henry Riekena Conveys Feeling and Emotion Through Art

The artist is a synaesthetic — music and strong emotions cause a visual response in him beyond what most of us would normally perceive. His paintings, he explained, are not exactly an attempt to recreate the things that he sees under synesthesia, but rather, its effect.
May 29, 2019

‘Sea Change’ at Brower Center Contemplates Polluted Oceans

Five artists — Barbara Boissevain, Sukey Bryan, Lauren Elder, Ethan Estess, and Sarah Newton — present works demonstrating a sea change is needed to magically transform that nest-fouling species, Homo sapiens.
May 2, 2019

Richmond Arts Center Tackles Nature and Culture

Here Is the Sea and Faces Without Noses, a pair of Richmond Art Center exhibitions, examine environmental and aesthetic themes. Nature and culture, again, do their eternal parallel-evolution dance, seen through sociopolitical/informational and aesthetic/poetic filters. It’s style-plus-content art that looks good and is good for us.
April 12, 2019