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Robert L. Pincus

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Robert L. Pincus served as the art critic of The San Diego Union and The San Diego Union-Tribune for 25 years, beginning in 1985. From 1981 to 1985, he was an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. He has won many journalism prizes for his art reviews and commentary, including the Chemical Bank Award for Distinguished Newspaper Art Criticism.

He has a combined PhD in English and Art History from the University of Southern California and is the author of a seminal book on the artists Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, entitled "On A Scale That Competes With The World." He has contributed essays to many other books and exhibition catalogs, including "Behold, America!: Art of the United States from Three San Diego Museums;" "Sophie Calle: The Reader" and "Robert Wilson: Space/Time."

He has written regularly for magazines, including Art News and Art in America, for three decades. Pincus has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of San Diego since 1998, offering courses in art criticism, theory and history. He has also taught at San Diego State University and the University of Southern California.

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Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, "Survival Piece VII The Crab Farm, Scylla Serrata (Forsskål)," 1972-1973
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In 1970s San Diego, These Groundbreaking Artists Pushed the Boundaries of Photography

For artists working in and around UC San Diego's art department, photography became a connective thread. And one group of early MFA students pushed their experimentation of photography front and center.
"Delimitations" by Marcos Ramirez and David Taylor
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Ambitious Project Leads Artists to Build 47 Monuments Along the 1821 U.S.-Mexico Border

In 1821, lands that were part of Mexico stretched from the Oregon coast through parts of Colorado and Wyoming and then down into Texas. Artist Marcos Ramirez ERRE and photographer David Taylor embarked on a trek to recreate this "forgotten" border.
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How a Book, Cultural Attitudes Transformed San Diego's La Casa de Estudillo

If walls could speak, an important 19th century landmark in San Diego, La Casa de Estudillo, would convey a complex past. For a period, craze for a novel -- Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 “Ramona” -- added to the site’s appeal and transformation.
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Bhavna Mehta and the Power of Paper

Bhavna Mehta "draws with a knife" to create compact visual narratives out of paper.
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Collective Magpie's Ingenious Collaborative Endeavors

Artist duo Collective Magpie thinks of their audience as a kind of third collaborator.
Robin Bright in his studio in Encinitas, CA. | Photo: John Durant.
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Robin Bright: The Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

Robin Bright has long been making pieces for the wall that aren't quite paintings, but not quite full-blown sculptures either.
Wayne Thiebaud, Sacramento, CA. | Photo: Sacramento State / Mary Weikert.
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Wayne Thiebaud: California's Pop Art Icon Who Wasn't Pop

Only a tiny number of American painters have enjoyed such a sustained interest in their work as Wayne Thiebaud has. The 94-year-old artist's paintings, drawings and prints of cakes, pies and gumball machines are icons of U.S. art.
Opening reception of "Rainmaker" at the San Diego Central Library. Background painting: "Navy Yard" by Eva Struble. | Photo: Stacy Keck.
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San Diego Public Library's Innovative Arts Program

Visitors to the San Diego Public Library can experience more than books. A large-scale visual arts program brings guest curated art exhibitions to its central location and many branches.
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Scents Memory: Brian Goeltzenleuchter's Multifaceted Practice

Multidisciplinary artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter's work with scent reaches back to 1998. His current collaborative project "Olfactory Memoirs" has him conducting workshops which delve with childhood memories associated with smells.
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The New Life of the San Diego Art Institute

The San Diego Art Institute is shifting. Led by new director Ginger Shulick Porcella, the organization is moving away from juried and artist member solo exhibitions.
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