Art

Ghosts and Goldfish at “Matisse/Diebenkorn”

In May 1985, the painter Richard Diebenkorn — by then a titan…

Major Laser: The Art of Slicing to a Thousandth of an Inch

Lasers — be they beams, blasters, or pointers — are often thought…

Inefficiencies of Desire at Heron Arts

“I wouldn’t say the whole culture has daddy issues and it’s as…

Ocean Park, Goldfish, and Women in Hats at SFMOMA

A few years ago, I went on a tour of New York’s…

Windows on the World

Like Persian carpets from hell, Sanaz Mazinani’s art lures in visitors with…

A Retrospective of One’s Own, for Lynn Hershman Leeson

Dressed all in black, Johnny Cash-style — black jacket, black pants, black…

Fouladi Projects Gets Next to Godliness

It’s early on a Friday night in San Francisco’s Upper Market area,…

Longtime Valencia Vintage Shop Retro Fit May Close

Three years ago, an ambitious realtor decided to rebrand a trapezoidal chunk…

Arbus the Confessor

When SFMOMA officially reopened its doors last year, curators referred to the…

Nice Kicks: Sneakers at OMCA

Some 32 years after they helped catapult him into the ranks of…