Sunday, June 25, 2017


Bill Viola's "The Deluge (Going Forth By Day)", 2002, a five-part video and sound installation
This past Friday's rain was biblical! It rained so hard that Greg was stranded in his truck and Ernest's office roof started leaking. Coincidentally, that same day's art news was "The Deluge" (2002) by Bill Viola. In his 35-minute video installation, a flood of 65,000 gallons of water rushes down a stairway flushing the panicked residents into the streets. Inspired by "The Flood and the Receding of the Waters" (1439–40) by Paolo Uccello, both works are currently on view in a retrospective exhibition at Florence, Italy’s Palazzo Strozzi, “Bill Viola, Electronic Renaissance.” Bill Viola's video works are collected by major museums and churches, but also offers a 500 edition water-themed digital work for private homes.

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Rafael “Rafi” Anteby's first exhibition of mandalas in Los Angeles is on display Thursdays through Saturdays through July 1 at 929 E. Second St. in the Arts District.
Prayer nut with The Nativity and The Adoration of the Magi, Adam Dircksz. and workshop (1510 - c. 1525) on display in "Small Wonders" at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Using photography to explore his own bicultural experiences as a third generation British-Yemeni, Omar Khaleel addresses growing up straddling both British and Arab cultures
"Alephbet" by Grisha Bruskin at the newly opened Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
A study for “La Cena” (1991), in bright colors. The final version is in black, white and tones of gray in the El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan newly opened “NKame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón”