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Julian Stanczak
Pioneer Op artist Julian Stanczak developed a remarkable system using contrasting colors and linear grids to stimulate and trick the eye. More...


Art and Incarceration
It is virtuous if unsurprising that artists are today producing projects geared towards prison inmate rehabilitation. Indeed, prisoners themselves, some unjustly held or mistreated, are practicing art as an expressive vehicle that calls attention to their plight. More...


Nari Ward
Throughout a career spanning more than 25 years, Nari Ward has created powerful and poignant sculptures addressing politically charged subjects ranging from poverty, political disenfranchisement and racism, to slavery, displacement and immigration. More...


Cate White Exposes Her Truth
Cate White's art reflects a lived reality, picturing the Oakland I've known for over 35 years, but from a unique perspective. More...


“Coming Together”
Meg Griffiths, Christos J. Palios and JP Terlizzi present luscious photographs that reveal the narrative power of the simple ritual of mealtime. Actually, food is just one aspect of stories that tell a lot without requiring the diners themselves being present. More...


Mary Iverson
Mary Iverson juxtapose the stunning natural beauty of Washington and its three national parks with the industrial ephemera of Seattle’s seaports. Romantic awe is joined to anxiety over the planets increasingly fragile equilibrium. More...


“Groping in the Dark”
Curator Alex Young has gathered eclectic meditations on the relationships between body, mind and earthly matter. What unfolds is the horrifying extent to which human bodies have been colonized by chemical culture. More...


Cable Griffith
Already among our best abstract painters, Cable Griffith's forests and cityscapes express nature in peril with force and clarity. More...


M. Louise Stanley and Diana Krevsky
M. Louise Stanley and Diana Krevsky perform a pro bono publico service with their humorous, trenchant looks at the American scene, Anno domini 2019. Stanley’s paintings on paper examine contemporary follies and foibles; Krevsky casts her own gimlet eye on art and politics. More...


Play It Down
The recent controversy over Victor Arnautoff's Depression-era murals at George Washington High School has attracted national attention. More...


Assaf Evron
A single motif binds the works of Assaf Evron: the nature-inspired “meander,” a decorative aesthetic that is a trans-cultural reference. More...


Clark Richert
Geometric abstractionist Clark Richert is a veritable Renaissance man, versed in architecture, math and physics, in addition to his art pedigree. Pattern paintings steeped in astrophysics are here the order of the day. More...


Kristen Cliburn
The carefully modulated abstraction paintings of Kristen Cliburn encourage contemplative viewing and individual interpretation. They evoke infinite space and visual distillations of experiences with nature, reacting to shifting light and points of view. More...


“Victorian Radicals”
The Pre-Raphaelites lead the impulse to create socially and politically relevant art--in mid-19th century Great Britain. More...

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