Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Art Looks

The joy of big bamboo—and lots of it

ART LOOKS Tanabe Chikuunsai IV has been surrounded by bamboo since he was born. A fourth generation Japanese bamboo artist, he studied at sculpture at Tokyo University of the Arts...

‘Art of Peace’ transforms guns into beauty

ART LOOKS Pati Navalta Poblete grew up in Vallejo. But after her 23-year-old son Robby Poblete was shot there in 2014, she had such severe PTSD she couldn’t go...

At Creativity Explored, Isaac Haney-Owens curates a vibrant ‘Cityscape’

ART LOOKS Artist Isaac Haney-Owens lives in San Francisco, in the Rincon Hill neighborhood. He likes walking around. He likes the skyline. He likes the diversity of people. He likes...

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

ART LOOKS Traversing decades, mediums, and populations, Queer California: Untold Stories, on view through August 11 at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), aims to shine a light upon...

Surprising looks and gorgeous silks in ‘Kimono Refashioned’

ART LOOKS There are many reasons kimonos can fascinate—the fabric, the embroidery, botanical motifs like bamboo or plum blossoms, or the loose construction and simple lines. All this is on...

Monet’s late bloomers hold surprises at de Young

ART LOOKS Melissa Buron, director of the art division at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco says it’s fitting that the show Monet: The Late Years (through May 27) arrived at...

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

ART LOOKS "My house is a museum," Romanowski tells me over the phone. "My whole life is art." I haven't been to his house, but anyone who's encountered Romanowski's prolific output...

For tech pioneer, preserving SF’s classic vinyl culture is a ‘Family Affair’

What would possess one of the designers of the iPhone, a celebrated tech pioneer, to launch an art gallery in Lower Haight, focused on mostly local funk, hip-hop, and...

Peter Hujar’s brilliant, too brilliant icons

ART LOOKS If you were a hip gay American man at a certain point in history, say about 1988-1993, you were expected to be in possession of a very specific...

Unraveling Rene Magritte’s late riddles

ART LOOKS The work of 20th century surrealist Belgian painter Rene Magritte’s,with its iconic green apples and men in bowler hats, invites the viewers question reality. Perhaps his most famous work,...