February Art Picks: Christoper Taggart Interview

Last month in this space I ran a preview of Time Fugitives, the new show at CCAS by artist Christopher Taggart, one of the brightest lights of the northern California art scene. Taggart’s art is process heavy, but there’s more than a simple ‘how long did that take?’ factor at work – the finished pieces are striking, savvy and sometimes, very funny. Taggart works in many mediums, but one constant thread is his fascination with perception. Whether he’s making a massive sewn-paper sculpture of a football, a ‘drawing’ (consisting of hundreds/thousands of smaller drawings) on aluminum sheet, or self portraits assembled from portraits of other people who share his name, Taggart is playing with both visual perceptions (often in the form of pixelization) and perception based on assumption.

Taggart will speak about his work on February 11 and he agreed to answer a few questions for MM here. Read more »

Art Picks, February 2011

American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection
Nelson Gallery
Through March 13,

I zipped over the causeway last month to check out the Grand Opening of the new Richard Nelson Hall – I’ve got plenty of fond memories of the old Nelson Gallery, so I was somewhat concerned.  Wow. Read more »

Art Picks, November 2010

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Art Picks, July 2010

Flatlanders III
Nelson Gallery
July 8 – August 15
Reception: July 8, 5:30-7:30PM

Nelson Gallery Director Renny Pritikin’s biennial Flatlanders show is always something to see, and this year’s edition features an intriguing mix of newer talent and artists with long history in the region. Read more »

Youngsuk Suh Lecture Tonight

Artist and UC Davis Professor Youngsuk Suh will discuss his work in a lecture at 7PM tonight at the Center For Contemporary Art Sacramento. Suh’s show Wildfires opens tonight at the gallery.

We raved about Suh’s work in the May Art Picks. The artist’s hazy landscapes seem almost like movie sets for an art house disaster film. Quiet and elegant, the images offer a glimpse of the familiar made eerie. Check it out!

Art Picks, January

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