As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.
For this non-traditional, mixed use space -- delightfully situated at the heart of a busy Oakland mall -- Naungayan Eggleton has flattened her work and moved away from her customary monochromatic palette, producing vertical panels whose saturated colors and sheens leap off the walls.
Sam Erenberg's career in art has often brought him into contact with challenging materials and immutable forces. There are some kinds of art-making mediums, the mastery of which consists of giving up trying to master them.
Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?
The majority of Chinese artists who are squabbled over by blue chip dealers have one thing in common: The history between Mao's cultural revolution and present-day China's as a touchstone in their art's imagery.