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Dorothea Tanning

"Birthday" is the word that haunts the life and career of Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012). Not only is it the title of her 1986 memoir about her 34 years of marriage to Max Ernst and the life that they…

Pamela Jorden

Pamela Jorden (b. 1969) is an emerging abstract painter whose work looks distinctly different from the "provisional painting" so visible in the past decade. Raphael Rubinstein coined this term in hi…

Zheng Chongbin

For the past two decades, Zheng Chongbin has divided his practice between studios in Shanghai and the Bay Area, synthesizing Chinese and northern Californian modes of abstract painting. His recent…

Gary Edward Blum

In his show of new abstract paintings, Gary Edward Blum juggles modes of pictorial reality, creating productive tensions between flatness and depth, and intriguing interplays between fact and repres…

Taro Hattori

A ¾-scale model of a V-2 rocket—the first ballistic missile, developed by the Nazis—was at the center of Taro Hattori’s recent exhibition, partially explaining why the presentation was titled “V.” M

Liséa Lyons

In one of Liséa Lyons’s 13 new untitled chromogenic prints, a seated young girl contemplates a birthday cake with lit candles on a colorful tablecloth. Her chin resting on her hands, slouchy posture a…

Todd Hido

In Todd Hido’s exhibition of 17 recent large and medium-size C-prints, titled “A Road Divided,” unpopulated, fog-shrouded landscapes are the recurring subject. Playing off the artist’s well-known noct…

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