De Wain Valentine

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Larry Bell, Little Red Riding Hood, 1962 Untitled, c. 1980

Larry Bell:  Little Red Riding Hood, 1962;   Untitled, c. 1980

A recent visit to La Jolla gave me the opportunity to see the newly remodeled Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego by Annebelle Selfdorf and her architectural team. The visit caused me to reflect on the many visits I have made to this museum over several decades and the role it has played in my development as an artist.  Continue reading →

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“9 from L.A.” – Wright Exhibition Space – Seattle

All photos in this article are copyright Thomas Johnston 2013

Circle Blue, De Wain Valentine

 Last month I wrote about seeing eight Mark Di Suvero sculptures at Crissy Field in San Francisco. My post from last week was inspired by a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago and I listed a few of the artworks in the modern wing that I found compelling. It was like visiting old friends, and meeting some new ones. My post addressed just a few of the works I came across that day, things I hadn’t seen in a while, and some I only knew of through publications. It is always inspiring to revisit works, see them afresh, revel in their beauty, and see how they’ve changed in my perceptions and those of others.

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