Extreme Times Call for Extreme Heroines: Betye Saar at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

Wall color plays a specific role in Betye Saar’s latest exhibit at the Craft and Folk Museum in Los Angeles. The second floor gallery is painted in a soft shade of stone blue and in the world of laundry products, blue is a color reflector that makes whites appear whiter. The color has been a … Continue reading Extreme Times Call for Extreme Heroines: Betye Saar at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

The Price of Passage: Betye Saar at Roberts & Tilton

The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones. ~Naveen Jain One world deals in absolutes: “Black vs White” … Continue reading The Price of Passage: Betye Saar at Roberts & Tilton

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-18: David Hammons

Most of David Hammons work is aligned with assemblage (the practice of incorporating found materials in art), so this particular piece departs from his traditional aesthetic.  Despite this, the work remains contextually rooted in some of his earlier themes.  In the 1980s Hammons created the “Basketball Hoops Series” to address the myth of sport as … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-18: David Hammons

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-7: Thornton Dial

Thornton Dial, “Stars of Everything”, 2004.  Photo credit:  Souls Grown Deep Today I’m highlighting an artist I wrote about for my second site TONDI. TONDI hosts digital exhibitions and explores broader social themes relating to contemporary art, music and design.  I recently wrote a piece about Thornton Dial that was a commentary on how arts writers categorized him as an artist, but for … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-7: Thornton Dial