The Image of St. Bernadette, courtesy Kim Abeles

Kim Abeles on Very Solid Ground

A Survey Show at Orange Coast College

Having participated in multiple shows each year over her nearly 40-year career, Kim Abeles challenged herself to consider ˌterə ˈfɜːmə (terra firma) at the Frank…
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Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren, Boat to Bird I (2014-2016). Photo by Jennie E. Park.

Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren


Jud Fine and Barbara McCarren’s And/Or show at the University Art Museum, Cal State University Long Beach channels us toward Keats’ notion of negative capability, or…
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Harold Greene


Box Collective at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

When an extraordinary windstorm on November 30, 2011  in the San Gabriel Valley decimated the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, artists helped replenish…
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Michael Arata installation

Upending Absurdity

Cheri Gaulke and Michael Arata use participation to advocate for the oppressed

When the Long Beach City College Art Gallery invited Cheri Gaulke to show “Peep Totter Fly” alongside Michael Arata’s “Texas Style Beauty Contest—Miss M,” she…
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