Meet 6 artists who call the Lone Star State home.
Recently figurative artist Ardith Starostka has started to introduce contemporary touches, such as surrealism and modern-day symbolism, to her traditional portraits.
Erin Spencer’s landscape paintings are quiet and contemplative, pared down to the basic shapes and colors of a place without the distraction of anything human or man-made.
Her main focus now is to portray all of her subjects with integrity. Whether it is a small cactus flower or a sprawling gorge, she hopes to convey the same amount of respect for every subject.
With their spare backgrounds and singular focus, the artist’s scratchboard works might appear simple in form, but his intricate markings within the subjects themselves reveal depth and complexity.
These days, the seasoned artist draws and paints for the sake of exploration, of testing solutions to a visual problem until he finds resolution in the various shapes and hues that populate his experiments.
Survey even a small portfolio of paintings by Michele Usibelli, and—while you would immediately recognize the bold self-assurance of her composition, palette, and brushwork—you might find yourself hard-pressed to categorize her work.
In the following pages you’ll meet gallerists and museum professionals who are breaking new ground—both literally and figuratively—and proving that the western art world is an exciting place to be.
Two principals in the new partnership between Abend Gallery, Gallery 1261, and K Contemporary talk about what makes the model work.
The curator of the Crocker Art Museum talks about a new exhibit on one of California’s most progressive female artists.