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This Month's Top Exhibitions in the Western United States

Posted January 28, 2011 | 03:00:13 (EST)

As we approach the end of January, here are the top exhibitions currently on view in the Western United States as selected by our editors and writers.

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Alexander Calder, "The Spider," 1940, painted sheet metal and rods, at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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Southern California's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

Posted January 4, 2011 | 03:54:32 (EST)

Presenting the third and final of our three Top Ten Exhibitions of 2010 lists, this one for Southern California. This follows publication of our picks for the Northwest and Southwest regions. For each exhibition we have republished the article about it as it originally appeared in the Visual Art Source...

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The Northwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

Posted December 31, 2010 | 00:19:44 (EST)

Presenting the second of our three Top Ten Exhibitions of 2010 lists, this one for the Northwest region. We posted our choices for the Southwest region yesterday, and the one for Southern California is coming tomorrow to mark the end of 2010. For each exhibition we have republished the article...

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The Southwest's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

Posted December 30, 2010 | 04:32:45 (EST)

The common end-of-year exercise of the Top Ten List is so widespread in part because it's fun to look back and tie a bow around the year gone by, and in part because we know it's fun for you to compare notes. Recalling what we saw is not a mere...

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Celebrate the Holidays with the Current Top Shows in the Western U.S.

Posted December 22, 2010 | 05:02:25 (EST)

Some have just opened and others are about to complete their run. These shows are your bonus if you've gotten your holiday shopping out of the way early. And it's also our excuse to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a great 2011 from ArtScene and Visual...

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December Shows to Catch Before They Close

Posted December 10, 2010 | 15:05:27 (EST)

Here are some of the top current shows throughout the Western United States as selected by our editors and writers. All close before the end of the year, so catch them during the holiday season or you will miss out.

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Shane McAdams, "Synthetic...

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Joachim Bandau and Cornelia Schulz Deliver Optical Pleasure with Intellectual Vigor

Posted December 3, 2010 | 11:28:37 (EST)

Exhibition at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco
by Dewitt Cheng

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Joachim Bandau, "Untitled 6-21," 2010, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30".

The cosmic battle between modernism and postmodernism having finally drawn to an exhausted close, like previous doctrinal disputes (e.g., classicism...

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Thanksgiving: Based on a Myth?

Posted November 22, 2010 | 15:24:49 (EST)

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Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, "The First Thanksgiving," 1915, oil on canvas.

By Scot C Hart

The origins of Thanksgiving predate the Pilgrims by at least 2,000 years. After the harvest of each year was safely stored for the winter, Celtic...

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November's Top Exhibitions in the Western United States

Posted November 19, 2010 | 02:02:40 (EST)

Here are this week's top current exhibitions throughout the Western U.S. as selected by ArtScene and Visual Art Source editors and contributing writers.

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Astrid Preston, "inbetween," 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 28", at Craig Krull Gallery.

Continuing through November...

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Current Top Exhibitions in the Western United States

Posted November 12, 2010 | 03:00:29 (EST)

Here are this week's top current exhibitions throughout the Western U.S. as selected by ArtScene and Visual Art Source editors and contributing writers.

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Jonathan Mess, "Landfill #1", 10 x 14 x 10", at Santa Fe Clay.

Continuing through December 4, 2010

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Slate of Top Exhibitions in the West Entering November

Posted November 9, 2010 | 13:54:27 (EST)

Here are the top current exhibitions throughout the Western U.S. as selected by ArtScene and Visual Art Source editors and contributing writers.

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Paul McCarthy, "Ship of Fools, Ship Adrift," 2010, bronze, at L&M Arts. Photo: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Continuing through November 6, 2010
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Whatever It Looks Like Is Never Quite What You Think

Posted October 26, 2010 | 12:30:04 (EST)

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A lot of information can go into what ultimately becomes the objects on view at an exhibition. Think about the way a good journalist has to be a quick study to turn out a good story; they can't afford to invest the time of...

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Current California Exhibitions You Should See

Posted October 19, 2010 | 13:58:00 (EST)

Our editors and critics have selected these current California exhibitions that will most reward a visit.

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Will Rogan, "Universe Party," 2010, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20", at Altman Siegel Gallery.

Continuing through November 6, 2010
Altman Siegel Gallery, San...

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James Magee, Patrick McFarlin Lead Current Top Shows in the Western U.S.

Posted October 5, 2010 | 01:56:07 (EST)

The opening round of fall exhibitions continues with our realization that longtime sculptor James Magee's below-the-radar body of work on view in Dallas has achieved a formidable fusion of delicacy and profundity. In Santa Fe, Patrick McFarlin's "reproductions" of recently deceased artists of fame is, but goes well beyond being,...

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Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

Posted September 30, 2010 | 14:47:44 (EST)

ArtScene and Visual Art Source's editors and writers have tabbed some of the top exhibitions throughout the Western U.S. among the plethora of new shows opening during September and continuing into the month of October. Here are this week's selections.

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Nicola López, "Urban...

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LA's New Art Season Embraces Art of, From and About the Street

Posted September 22, 2010 | 15:47:43 (EST)

Starting with a pair of new examinations of Siqueiros' long ago radical mural and his landscape painting, some of the most stimulating shows to open the new season in Los Angeles don't so much celebrate the street, its ecology and its denizens, as appropriate it. Ruben Ochoa continues to turn...

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Top Shows in the West Kick Off the New Art Season

Posted September 15, 2010 | 13:11:31 (EST)

The week following Labor Day is the traditional launch of the exhibition season throughout the U.S., with the second Saturday of the month probably featuring more exhibition openings than any other day of the year. That this year's date happened to be 9/11 was widely noted, by did nothing to...

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Top Summer Shows You Can Still Catch, North and South

Posted September 8, 2010 | 16:23:36 (EST)

This week we jump from the north to the south in the western states outside of California to pinpoint the top shows that will carry over from the summer season. With Labor Day past, this coming weekend opens the new season with a plethora of new shows. Starting next week...

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California Exhibitions that Keep the Summer Hot

Posted August 31, 2010 | 22:33:53 (EST)

The summer is drawing to a close, which means the tsunami of exhibitions that kick off the fall season is only weeks away. But before that happens, there remain a number of outstanding warm season shows in California that you should catch this coming Labor Day weekend.

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Art Built From the Inside That's Not Just for Insiders

Posted August 27, 2010 | 13:21:17 (EST)

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The term "art about art" has long been a buzzword for art directed to insiders. If you don't get the joke, well go do some catching up. I'll be the first to acknowledge that if you are into art, why be blind to its...

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