Art Now

Matthew Rangel Beckons Nature in ‘Layers of Place’

Text by Aaron Collins With 2020 continuing to hurl stumbling blocks our way — from a pandemic to climate instability, economic collapse to civil unrest — what is art’s role anymore? What is art’s capacity...
The South Valley Art Tour

The South Valley Art Tour

Understanding art can sometimes be a challenge, even for those who are versed in art history. The best way to achieve this deeper understanding of art is by having some insight into who the artist is and where their inspirations are drawn from. When this connection happens, a new and more profound understanding illuminates our thoughts and links us to the objective of the artist.
The Paintings of Brent Hudseth

The Paintings of Brent Hudspeth

Brent Hudspeth is first and foremost an artist. Second, he is a native of Porterville. Like so many people who can call themselves natives, his grandparents and mom migrated from Oklahoma to the fertile soils of the Central Valley during the Dust Bowl era, in search of work and a means to survive.
Nick Potter’s Constructed Utopias Question Modernism’s Allure

Nick Potter’s Constructed Utopias Question Modernism’s Allure

Text by Aaron Collins Looking at Fresno-based Nick Potter’s mildly dystopian paintings on view in his first one-person show at the Fresno Art Museum in November, one might recall that this milestone was the setting...
Night Vision: Bruce Munro Re-Imagines the Central California Landscape

Night Vision: Bruce Munro Re-Imagines the Central California Landscape

Text by Aaron Collins | Photos by Jorge Garcia Are the world’s troubles getting you down? Can’t seem to shake the latest cable news-fanned disaster or political bombshell? Is climate change jacking up your anxiety...