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Saturday, December 5, 2020
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Art

Divine intervention: Reconfiguring monumental art project ‘The Black Woman is God’

My experience as part of the ongoing SOMArts exhibit, now entering a new phase, pushed me to return to what matters.

Frida’s artful life on film—and in the galleries

Mexican icon's dramatic work and life are having a San Francisco moment, with de Young show and two screenings

On being seen: Online MoAD exhibition showcases the work of San Quentin artists

In 'Meet Us Quickly,' artists incarcerated at the site of one of the nation's most deadly COVID-19 reframe their experience in the US prison-industrial complex.

Holding onto love, through painter Gage Opdenbrouw’s ‘slow, quiet’ color chords

'I make art for the fact that words are rarely enough,' says Bay Area artist, whose interiors can reflect our current solitude

With ‘Everglow,’ an artist explores redwood’s phosphorescence

Artist Victoria Wagner, a former pastry chef and wedding cake-maker , says she’s always been a sculptural thinker. But she didn’t work with wood until a piece...

“Housing Black” muralist Malik Seneferu talks of his next wall and visions of the possible

The multimedia creative and incarcerated youth educator on art-borne futures; "You have to know how to create, and you have to get comfortable with the hypothetical."

In painting, Elena Zolotnitsky lives by ‘beauty will save the world’

Four decades into her career, the Russian-born, Oakland-based artist devotes her work to mystery, seduction, and life.

Michelle E. Fillmore paints to connect—and manage pandemic emotions

The Oakland photorealist's work depicts mystery, transformation, and the identity crisis imposed by our moment.

Photographer Dorothea Lange’s archive now available online at OMCA

The collection presents the iconic Lange as the personable creator she was—and a local picturmaker to boot.

Open Studios offers virtual walk-throughs, glimpses into artists’ lives

The 45-year-old tradition is using Instagram and online parties to introduce the latest work of dozens of creators.