ArtJabber - Part 2


The Year In Review: 2014 Re-Examined

Visiting Philip Johnson's Spectacular Glass House, New Canaan, CT in Oct., 2014
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As I look back over 2014 I realize that it was a very good year for taking in the arts. I was fortunate to interact with numerous artists and art educators and learn what makes them tick. Visits to art …

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Ceramic Artist Linda Fitz Gibbon Gives Shape to Contemporary Art

Linda Fitz Gibbon in her ceramic studio, Davis, CA, 2014.
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Walking into ceramic artist Linda Fitz Gibbon’s Davis, CA home is like being a kid in a candy shop for art lovers. Everywhere you turn you are face-to-face with art: hundreds of ceramics works, sculptures, and paintings in varying sizes …

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Roger Berry: Sculpting Metal into Captivating Forms

Artist Roger Berry discussing work, art and life in his Clarksburg, CA studio.
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Roger Berry sculpts fluid, circular ribbons and knots out of Cor-Ten steel and silicon bronze. Seemingly, this art has no beginning and no end; they are just multi-dimensional works of magic. The precision of the work is based on specific …

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Art Market San Francisco 2014: Has Interest Peaked?

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The latest rendition of Art Market San Francisco, May 15-18, 2014, was a mixed presentation of various forms of contemporary art, from high brow to low.  On view were works in all shapes and sizes, from painting to sculpture to …

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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power at the Crocker

Kara Walker, "Pastoral," wall painting in black, 1999, collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. According to the Crocker Art Museum, "Pastoral portrays the metaphorical 'black sheep' as an ambiguous hybrid that is 'part human, part animal, part black and part white.' "
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Artist Kara Walker’s deftly cut paper silhouettes are used to explain her narrative in a poignant show, “Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power,” currently on view at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. As one …

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