Arts & Culture :: Art

1 + 1 = t.w.five

1 + 1 = t.w.five

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 28, 2018

Swedish figurative painter Pernilla Andersson and Brazilian photographer and screen printer Paula Pereira were working independently and had already claimed their respective aliases when they joined forces - and their pseudonyms - in 2009 to form t.w.five

The Great Seducer

The Great Seducer

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 21, 2018

As if being known as the most notorious libertine in history weren't enough, Giacomo Casanova was also a gambler, a social climber and a spy.

California Dream Design Landscape

California Dream Design Landscape

  • by Sura Wood
  • Feb 7, 2018

Californians believe that most of the great new ideas, innovations and trends are generated and nurtured in our free-thinking, unconventional state, then emanate outward to the rest of the world, which has to catch up.

That's So Very Bay Area!

That's So Very Bay Area!

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 24, 2018

BAMPFA's "Way Bay," a rangy, ambitious, historical survey of the Bay Area's legacy of art and cinema, mines the institution's eclectic holdings.

Haunted (or stalked?) by VertiGhost

Haunted (or stalked?) by VertiGhost

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 17, 2018

There may be no movie more closely identified with San Francisco than Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo," a labyrinthine tale of obsessive love and murder.

New Year at Bay Area Art Galleries

New Year at Bay Area Art Galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 10, 2018

March comes in like a lion, so the saying goes, but the same could be said of January, judging from the crop of new exhibitions roaring out of the gate in this brand-New Year.

2018 in Bay Area Art Museums

2018 in Bay Area Art Museums

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jan 3, 2018

The country may have been taken over by philistines eager to cut funding for the NEA and other arts organizations they deem wasteful or nefarious, but at least for the Bay Area in 2018, there's reason for guarded optimism.

So Long, 2017 Bay Area Art World!

So Long, 2017 Bay Area Art World!

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 27, 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, it's time to pause and reflect on the year that was in art.

Globalism Comes to the Galleries

Globalism Comes to the Galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 10, 2017

Local galleries are wrapping up 2017 with their final shows of the year. Here's a chance to catch some of them before time runs out.

Globalism comes to the galleries

Globalism comes to the galleries

  • by Sura Wood
  • Dec 6, 2017

Local galleries are wrapping up 2017 with their final shows of the year. Here's a chance to catch some of them before time runs out.

Out There :: Robert the Rule-Breaker

Out There :: Robert the Rule-Breaker

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Dec 2, 2017

SFMOMA director Neal Benezra extolled Robert Rauschenberg's "extraordinary creativity and boundless spirit."

Classical art returned to living color

Classical art returned to living color

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 29, 2017

"Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World," a stimulating new exhibition at the Legion of Honor, features reconstructions of mostly Greek and Roman objects painted in authentic pigments that restore their rightful color.

Rauschenberg Rewrites the Playbook

Rauschenberg Rewrites the Playbook

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 26, 2017

"Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules" covers six decades of the prodigious, free-ranging career of the iconoclastic gay artist whose body of work has been called "the visual equivalent of the great American novel."

Rauschenberg rewrites the playbook

Rauschenberg rewrites the playbook

  • by Sura Wood
  • Nov 21, 2017

SFMOMA closes out 2017 with a bang in one of its best shows of the year. "Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules."