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Peter Selz

"Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections," Pasadena Museum of California Art

James Scarborough | Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Just like traveling home for the holidays: you see old friends, you run into ones you had forgotten about, and you get introduced to some new ones. Th...

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

The Phoenix Rises

Lin Evola | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

In 1969 I came to visit a place that would become my home. My whole generation fell in love with this city by the sea. We pushed every limit, made many mistakes, opened Pandora's Box never to have it closed again -- for good and for bad.

A Free Spirit Remembered

John Seed | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
John Seed

The Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco is currently exhibiting some 45 paintings and works on paper by Hassel Smith (1915-2007), an artist whose mercu...

A Look At Peter Selz: Sketches Of A Life In Art

John Seed | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
John Seed

Curatorial infighting, rivalry and the perception of a "glass ceiling" which kept Jews from rising to the position of museum director all colored Selz's tenure at MOMA.

Mitchell Johnson: "Are You Going With Me?"

John Seed | Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts
John Seed

The Italian colors, the clay earth, the buildings, the vast quilts of man-made fields really overwhelmed me. I was clueless as to how to make the shiny saturated colors coming out of my tubes comment on the experiences I was having discovering a new world.

Diviner Dennis

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The late Dennis Oppenheim was a shaman, part magic man, part irritant, who endeavored to "critique" his ability to annoy, amuse and engage us all at once.

Hassel Smith: The Painter of Persistent Challenges (1915-2007)

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Smith's work had a powerful impact on the young Ferus artists, particularly John Altoon. And now, "Hassel Smith: Upending Orthodoxy," is showing at Sullivan Goss in Santa Barbara.