Jasper Johns: ‘something resembling truth’

‘something resembling truth’ surveys the work of Jasper Johns over six decades of artwork. His work is a signature to American art history and is considered one of America’s greatest artists. A collaboration with the Royal Academy in London, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will be at The Broad through May 13.

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The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

On a crisp Fall day I went to the Loeb Art Center on the campus of Vassar College. It was wonderful to see such a prestigious collection with artists from the art historical canon. My favorite pieces on view were from Louise Nevelson, Elaine de Kooning, Goergia O’Keefe and Kara Walker. More information on the art center can be found here.

Meleko Mokgosi, Democratic Intuition, Exordium

At the California African American Museum, the exhibition The Ease of Fiction highlights the work of four contemporary African artists living in the United States whose work serves as a foundation for discussions around history, fact and fiction. 

In particular the work of Meleko Mokgosi in Democratic Intuition, Exordium (2014-2015) examined the relationship between education, labor and democracy. In the details below you will see the skill and mastery of this master painter whose work details the denial of opportunities for intellectual labor.

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

Hi-Fructose magazine turned 10 years old this year. At MOCA they marked the 10th anniversary by featuring the works of 51 artists who were featured between its pages. The exhibition entitled Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose features works by artists in a variety of media, such as installation, painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics. Below are a few of my favorists:

Tim Biskup “Asylum #4” 2008 Cel-Vinyl acrylic on wooden panel on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Mark Dean Veca “Oh Yeah” 2011 India ink and acrylic on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Wim Delvoye “Cement Truck” 2010 Laser-cut stainless steel on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Martin Wittfooth “Incantation” 2014 Oil on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)

Ron English “Combrat Rising” 2012 Oil on canvas on view at MOCA Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2016)