Tag: Contemporary Art

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930
Curated by: Katherine Manthorne and Alberto Nulman Magidin
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 15, 2017- January 14, 2018

Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival
Curated by: Lindsey Rossi
Riverside Art Museum, CA, September 22, 2017-January 28, 2018

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
Curated by: Wendy Kaplan and Staci Steinberger
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 17, 2017-April 1, 2018

Reviewed by: Patrick Frank, independent author

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys
Curated by: Thomas Canavan
Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex, Pomona, California, September 1, 2017–January 28, 2018

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
Curated by: Sybil Venegas
Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, September 16, 2017–February 10, 2018

Reviewed by: Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor, Department of Art History and César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici
Curated by: Ilona Katzew with Jamie Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and Luisa Elena Alcala
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018

Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
Curated by: Daniela Bleichmar and Catherine Hess
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, September 16, 2017-January 8, 2018

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection
Curated by: Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo
San Diego Museum of Art, October 21, 2017-March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art and Director, Center for the Study of the American Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Curated by: Clement Hanami with Miho Hagino, Kris Kuramitsu, Michiko Okano, Jaime Higa, and Claudia Sobral

Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Los Angeles, September 17, 2017–February 25, 2018

Reviewed by: Marco Katz Montiel, PhD, Research Fellow, Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Curated by: Alexandra Chang and Steven Y. Wong, in coordination with Mar Hollingsworth

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–February 25, 2018; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: I. A. Choudhury, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Karin Breuer, editor

Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2016. 244 pp. Hardcover $50.00 (978-0-520-290693)

Reviewed by: Amanda A. Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut

Adair Rounthwaite

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2017; 280 pages; 57 b/w photos; 12 color illus.; Paperback: $27.00; Cloth: $108.00

Reviewed by: Johanna Gosse, Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder

This essay touches on continuities between Thiebaud’s food paintings and his landscape paintings, and on the ways his landscapes broach the seemingly irreconcilable differences between abstraction and representation. Centrally, it engages the ways in which his landscape paintings, focusing on the ecologies of California, engage major human concerns about place, space, and habitation.