Dave Barton has written for the OC WEEKLY for over twenty years, the last eight as their lead art critic. He has interviewed artists from punk rock photographer Edward Colver to monologist Mike Daisey, playwright Joe Penhall to culture jammer Ron English and queer performance artist Monica Palacios.
8 days ago | Art
Curated by RAWsalt Gallery director Suzanne Walsh and owner Carla Tesak Arzente, "Aya Kakeda: Other Worlds," a modest exhibition of work by the Tokyo-born New York artist, walks a divide between the sentimental and the surreal, often falling whims...
22 days ago | Art
There's an embarrassment of riches in "Emerging Masters 2016," Laguna Art Museum's exhibition of the work of Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) Masters of Fine Arts students. Curated by Peter Zokosky, LCAD's masters of fine arts painting and ...
1 month ago | Art
To get an idea of the popularity of the "Mummies of the World" exhibition that is currently making its way through the museum circuit, consider the fact that the 1.5 millionth visitor—an 8-year-old boy, accompanied by his mother—walked through the...
1 month ago | From the Dead Tree Edition
No sales tax. Death with dignity. You can't pump your own gas. Welcome to Southern Oregon. Forget Portland. It's just tattooed, hipster-bearded, beer-brewing alternative types infusing coffee with bacon grease or making artisanal doughnuts and hog...
2 months ago | Culture
An exhibition of the work of a brilliant artist who changed the face of art, made during an arguably peak moment of his talent, on display at the intimate local Fullerton Museum Center. That's a reason to celebrate, right? In honor of Warhol's not...
2 months ago | Art
You'll need a shower after seeing "Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty," the famed artist's confrontational retrospective currently at Orange County Museum of Art. Obsessed with "the pathology of beauty," her disconcerting paintings, photographs and film...