Art In America

Fred Eversley

When I visited this exhibition of thirteen works by Fred Eversley, the black, white, and gray polyester resin and acrylic sculptures that serve as the show’s focus reflected the New England winter sun with scintillating brilliance.

In the Flesh: Mark Bradford in the US Pavilion

Visitors to Mark Bradford's exhibition as the official United States representative to the 2017 Venice Biennale must enter the neoclassical US pavilion using a single side entrance, where they immediately encounter a massive, hulking obstacle...

Through Color

An African-American woman who turned to painting full-time at age sixty-nine, Alma Thomas faced many professional barriers—and overcame them all with her colorful mosaiclike abstractions.

Mark Bradford

Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford went to CalArts in the '90s, but he never embraced the kind of anti-aesthetic conceptualism that is the school's signature. Instead, he found success through what he calls "social abstraction," creating dazzling...

The Agenda: This Week in Los Angeles

A.i.A. editors suggest a few of the myriad events taking place in Los Angeles this week: a revisiting of Project X's "Program for Paradise" at the Occidental College amphitheatre; a screening about political narratives at MaRS; REDCAT's New...

Art + Practice Pairs Art with Social Change in Los Angeles

Art + Practice is a nonprofit founded by artist Mark Bradford, collector and philanthropist Eileen Harris Norton, and activist Allan DiCastro. Its mission is unique and multipronged, with a stated mandate to promote contemporary art and provide...

History Makes a Comeback at Art Basel

In the first hours of Tuesday's preview of the Swiss Art Basel fair, dealers on the first of the fair's two floors, where modern (or, as most dealers currently call it, classic) artists are usually located, were mostly excited about their prospects.

Art Basel Hong Kong Goes Aspirational

If you'd like to buy a $25 million Picasso portrait of Dora Maar, you can do so this week at the Art Basel Hong Kong fair (May 15-18).

Brenna Youngblood

Rising young artist Brenna Youngblood's latest exhibition at Honor Fraser consisted of 10 mixed-medium paintings and a found-object installation (all 2013).

National Academy Announces 2013 Academicians

The National Academy Museum & School has announced its newly elected members for 2013, a group of artists and architects chosen for their significant contributions to contemporary American art and architecture.

Will Fowler

It is often noted that painting doesn't reproduce well-that, in this age of virtual viewing, painting, more than other mediums, insists on being seen in the flesh. Indeed, some of today's strongest painting demands physical presence as a...

MOCA TV Launches Softly On YouTube

Video projects will include videos by Eleanor Antin, Chris Burden, Ant Farm and Martha Rosler, among others. Art in the streets will focus on street artists such as Barry McGee, JR and Swoon; art + music will be devoted to music videos and...

Christine Y Kim

After eight years as associate curator at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, Christine Y. Kim joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as associate curator of contemporary art in September 2009. Born in Newport Beach and raised in the San...

Rashid Johnson

RASHID JOHNSON'S ARTWORKS are meditations on the cultural phenomena that shape African-Americans as a social group. Viewers of his videos, photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations are looking at deft presentations of slippery conceptual...

Mark Bradford Brings Mainstream to the Fringe

Mark Bradford's mid-career survey is a comprehensive collection of the last ten years of his monumental paintings and speculative multimedia work. The imposing exhibition spreads throughout the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [through June 17] and...

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