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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

Artist Susan Brady Lets Chance Guide Her Pursuits

The El Cerrito painter and assemblage artist, who will be part of the Love Our Island Art Walk on April 12 in Alameda, turns to subject matter driven by everyday things: nature, discarded/found items, architecture, and the weather.
April 10, 2019

Hopi Breton Lets Her Sculptures Become Her Voice

The Alameda sculptor is a master manipulator of artistic material.
March 13, 2019

Sculptor Albert Dicruttalo Moves Beyond His Beasley Apprenticeship

The sculptor’s work reflects his interest in industry and nature but is informed in part by the art of his mentor and friend Bruce Beasley.
March 12, 2019