Sunday, May 16, 2021

Art

Brilliant color and dynamic forms define Orin Carpenter’s poignant paintings

The Northern California artist addresses social issues and identity in his wide-ranging, spiritually-rooted work

Review: In ‘Uncanny Valley,’ disturbing ripples from artificial intelligence

Excellent De Young show reveals technology's ties to oppressive tactics—and art's to the arms trade

Review: CULT’s anniversary show finds courage to examine past and present

James Perkins' Black minimalism and Chris Fallon's time-skipping depictions of women's forms stand out at "Janus II."

X-Men to X-acto: The otherworldly analog collages of Michael Tunk

Wild West meets interplanetary apocalypse (and plenty more) in the Alameda artist's visions.

Review: Daily scenes reveal complex family identities in Gloria Wong’s ‘Three Tongues’

At Friends Indeed, the Chinese Canadian photographer portrays a tidy home full of subtle information.

Sean Dorsey Dance premieres nine ‘gorgeous’ new films in AT-HOME season

"We can't wait to connect with our audience again," says transgender dance trailblazer—now a director, too.

Review: Black Madonnas, fashion photos, semaphore, and song in ‘Future Histories’

At SFMOMA, Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith draw on the African American archive to point a way forward.

Is art free speech under COVID? A local court case steams on

Ongoing San Francisco International Arts Festival lawsuit demands that arts reopen in parity with worship and dining.

Ideas can manifest as presences in Susan AdamĂ©’s light-filled paintings

The artists beckons visions from the ethereal plane, drawing special cards and summoning intuitive inspiration.

In SFMOMA mural, Liz Hernández conjures a spell for future healing

Milagros, garlic, and losing an uncle early on to COVID inspired Mexican artist to fill a wall with hope.