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The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art

This group exhibition takes its title from the infamous 1962 book by St Ives artist Sven Berlin. It explores the influence of folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult on the development of art in Britain. Focusing on works from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day it considers, in particular, the relationship they have to the landscape and legends of the British Isles.

Featuring major loans and works from the Tate Collection, it will examine the development of early Modernism, Surrealism and Neo-Romanticism in the UK, as well as the reappearance of esoteric and arcane references in a significant strand of contemporary art practice.

The exhibition includes a key work by Damien Hirst ­ the first time he has been shown at Tate St Ives ­ as well as works by important modernists and surrealists including Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Ithell Colquhoun; Neo-Romantics such as Cecil Collins, John Piper, Leslie Hurry and John Craxton; as…

Who's going to be in the 2010 Whitney Biennial?

Pic of the Week 12/01/09

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Turner Prize Retrospective

Roger Hiorns - Turner Prize 2009

Pic of the Week 11/23/09

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Julia Stoschek Collection. Number Two: Fragile / Interview with Julia Stoschek

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Avant-garde Pathways / Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain

Nine New Destinations at Instituto Cultural Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil

Steve Kim "A+ Excellent" - MFA show at Claremont Graduate School

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3D PTG show, curated by David Pagel, at Claremont Graduate School

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Sculpture by Jason Atkins



painting by Steven Hampton


painting by Steven Hampton


painting by Michelle Walker


painting by Michelle Walker


sculpture by Jason Atkins and installation view in the background.


Irina Alimanestianu with her painting in the background.


painting by Irina Alimanestianu


painting by Irina Alimanestianu

Jeff Koons in his Studio

The Unilever Series: Miroslaw Balka at the Tate Modern

Sueños / Yume: Fifty Years of the Art of Dora De Larios at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

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September 27, 2009 – January 10, 2010
Internationally acclaimed, Los Angeles-born ceramist Dora De Larios is the subject of a breathtaking retrospective that opens this fall at CAFAM. Inspired by the interplay of diverse cultures and study of world religions, De Larios’s art speaks a universal language that reflects her unique pan-cultural vision. Whether in intimate ceramic pieces or large mixed-media public murals, De Larios strives to harmonize the animal and the spiritual, the earthly with the divine. Curated by preeminent American ceramics scholar Elaine Levin, Sueños / Yume (“dreams” in Spanish and Japanese)chronicles the life and dreams of Dora De Larios.

De Larios’s ability to translate universal human experiences into mystical works of art accounts for her international appeal. Recognized as one of America’s most important clay artists in Who’s Who in American Art, De Larios grew up in a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood in which Japanese nisei and Mexican-Americans lived side-…

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk 11/12/2009

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