by Julia Couzens Conceivably, the preeminent sense of Joachim Bandau’s deeply affecting watercolor paintings is blunt force silence.  Their grave and resonant quiet embraces stillness.  Water, paper, a single pigment and Japanese brush are the components Bandau uses to construct his work.  Without texture, visible brushwork, or compositional fillips and inventions, his paintings are […]

In this time of Zoom and Instagram, it’s as if we are flying above our own lives, bodiless viewers scanning bodiless things. Photogenic as their work is, seen in real life, Amos’s dazzling textile fabrications and Marsh’s mesmerizing vessels are primal entities — embodiments of energy, cracking live and urgent – formed by the internal relationships of their innovative processes and the imperiled region of material awe.

In the middle of the main hall, a bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger sits on his nose in a sandbox. This work by Hank Willis Thomas, founder of For Freedoms, is a life-size copy of car ‘General Lee’, the protagonist of the popular 1970s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard .

    Overview Collection Information Size: 7 Items wav files (7 hr., 12 min.) Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 12 min. Summary: An interview of Tony Marsh conducted 2009 September 10-11, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art’s Nanette […]

My high school teacher told me once that I should learn to do things without first knowing that I would be rewarded for it and my mother reinforced that notion. That idea stuck. I have always followed things that I was passionate about just to see where they might go, I have hit a thousand and one dead ends—ask me if I care?

O’Arwisters’ latest body of work, “Cheesecake” is flashier, with brightly colored fabrics, hot pink lace, gold tassels. In collaboration with the ceramic department at Cal State Long Beach, he now recycles broken pieces from their “shard yard.”