. . . this novel imagines what might have happened during simultaneous forays among the antiquities lining the Nile River that were actually undertaken in 1850 by Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert.
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.
A look at Cassandra Barney and Brian Kershisnik’s collaborative drawings now up at Kayo Gallery.
Far from the display of challenging aesthetic statements that make up many modern art shows, this one is immediately accessible and, in place of consternation, is more likely to generate feelings of pleasure, fun, and even exhilaration.
by Geoff Wichert From the Renaissance on, the theme of history has been expansion: the Age of Exploration carrying adventurers and map-makers to every corner of the globe; the Reformation replacing a monolithic church with religious diversity; philosophy yielding to ideology; capitalism finding the price of everything while […]
Geoff Wichert examines two new shows at the CUAC that explore works that tap into various cultural narratives, from the super heroes of comic books to the mystic shamans of primitive cultures.
by Geoff Wichert I’m suspicious of anything calling itself an art festival. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s Pasadena’s world-renowned Pageant of the Masters, with dressed-up volunteers posed in three-dimensional tableaus based on famous paintings, or the local fair, anywhere, at which children get their faces painted while […]
Read Geoff Wichert’s review of Esperanza Cortes’ and Michael Pribich’s Dollar Daze at Mestizo Art.
A review of Joe Carter’s exhibit of still life art at Phillips Gallery.
Geoff Wichert muses on decoration, craft, art and life with a review of Ric Blackerby and Mary Boerens Sinner at Art Access.
Geoff Wichert daydreams about Fatima Ronquillo, whose works are on exhibit at Meyer Gallery beginning Friday, March 30.
If you’re wondering what to see during Gallery Stroll this evening, take a look at Geoff Wichert’s preview of the Laura Sharp Wilson retrospective at House Gallery.
by Geoff Wichert What is the FAX machine? It’s a teleportation device. It’s the beginning of the Internet! —Aaron Moulton, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, UMOCA, in an interview on KCPW. Aaron Moulton is wrong about the relation of the Fax, or facsimile machine, to the Internet. While the […]