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Portraiture 2020

by Jess Hendel

Since 2001, Arcadia Contemporary has carved out a niche as one of the leading galleries exhibiting representational artists. In 2016, they moved from Culver City to a 3,000-square-foot space in Pasadena’s Old Town district, making them one of the largest exhibition spaces for contemporary representational art on the west coast. According... More »

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Blake for the Ages

by Flora Armetta

Summer has drawn to a close, but there are consolations to be had. One exhibition, long in the works, is open as of September 11th and is worth a trip to London if you are so inclined: William Blake, an artist whose... More »

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

by Flora Armetta

Summer is winding down, but it’s not over yet; one excellent way to spend the days that remain is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where a refreshing pair of exhibitions make a stop in that lovely little city well... More »

The Spiritual Currency of Sylvia Maier’s Painting

by Sarah Sutro

Sylvia Maier creates everyday tableaux and multicultural portraits with deep empathy toward the people, places and situations she paints. In casual social situations like a café, a bakery or a concert, she first draws... More »