Visual Arts
From the urban typography of street graffiti to the Pop art provocations, California’s visual arts are as diverse as its population. Here, fine art meets multicultural folk traditions; digital design meets old world craftsmanship; and international styles merge with uniquely American ideas. It was here, after all, that oil painters captured idyllic images of the new American West in the 1890’s and the Culture Wars of the 1990’s made canvases and gallery walls into battlefields. Performance art considers the human body as a corporeal sculpture, canvas or a warzone, where ideas and ideals interact in the fles. Breaking from the European and New York old guard of art, California’s spirit of reinvention and exploration defines this state on the forever on the frontier.
Deconstructed Mixtapes and Narrative Tapestries: Visual Chronicles in Laguna Beach
Deconstructed Mixtapes and Narrative Tapestries: Visual Chronicles in Laguna Beach
Salt Fine Art's new exhibition, Visual Chronicles, focuses on the creative expression of images, objects, and experiences without words.
Being Botso: Meet the Man Who Brought Music to Morro Bay
Being Botso: Meet the Man Who Brought Music to Morro Bay
Georgian-born music educator Wachtang "Botso" Korisheli has shaped the lives of scores of American schoolchildren.
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
Moments of Beauty, Stolen: Dirty Lights Photography
An image doesn't always tell the whole story. To find out what really happens in front of -- and behind -- the lens, Artbound asked a few of the Dirty Lights Exhibit photographers to select one of their photos from the exhibit, and give us a story to go with it.
Gifts from Apollo: The Bronze Work of Max DeMoss
Gifts from Apollo: The Bronze Work of Max DeMoss
Like his Greek forebears, Max DeMoss Jr., now himself 65 years old, is an artist who specializes in forging bronze into classic works of art. Some of them small and intricate, some huge and monolithic. 
Young at Heart: Sky Bergman's Age Explorations
Young at Heart: Sky Bergman's Age Explorations
Photographer Sky Bergman sets out to marry photography and the life stories of octogenarians (and older) with the launch of Lives Well Lived.
Art Blooms at the Sturt Haaga Gallery
Art Blooms at the Sturt Haaga Gallery
The Sturt Haaga Gallery at the Descanso Gardens transforms more than just the historic La Cañada grounds; it expands the way audiences encounter and understand contemporary art.
The Art of The Great American Road Trip
The Art of The Great American Road Trip
The new exhibit "Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape" creates a dialogue about our land and history--evoking fond memories while simultaneously highlighting the various roadside attractions, monuments and curiosities that define American culture.
Art from Office Supplies? The Émigré Experience of Peter Meller
Art from Office Supplies? The Émigré Experience of Peter Meller
Artist Peter Meller represents a fascinating and nearly lost chapter in the epic story of the European intelligentsia who moved to Southern California to escape Nazism and World War II.
Acerbic Art: Mark Bryan's Fantastical (and Political) Worlds
Acerbic Art: Mark Bryan's Fantastical (and Political) Worlds
San Luis Obispo artist Mark Bryan puts politics in the forefront, pairing his satirical subject matter with sly, seductive humor.
The Space Between: Gina Osterloh's
The Space Between: Gina Osterloh's "Shadow" Residency at LACE
Gina Osterloh explores the wavering line between figure and ground during her residency at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).
1 2 ... 25 26 27 28 29 30
section header: disciplines
icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


Columnists
Featured • More Columnists
Loading Columnists...