Do words have fixed meaning or are they arbitrary? The artist Allison Wiese poses this question by creating illuminating signage in her solo-exhibition “Speaking Otherwise” at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Read more…

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Come swing with Frida’s Kahlo’s “Self Portrait with Monkey.” One must see Arshille Gorky’s surreal “The Liver is the Cock’s Comb,” but you will definitely pout if you miss seeing Jackson Pollock’s action painting “Convergence” at the San Diego Museum of Art!

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Heather Rasmussen's "Untitled (Zucchini and yellow chair on table)," 2013. © Heather Rasmussen.

Gemstone arses, secret codes, and a hilarious erect zucchini come together to salvage an experimental art exhibit filled with art-star pomposity and copycat mentality at Quint Gallery’s Horizon exhibition in La Jolla…

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Using a bright 1960s flower power palette, Ricardo Xavier paints floral designs with meticulous care in his current exhibition entitled “Kinetic Contrasts” at La Jolla’s R.B. Stevenson Gallery. Xavier creates his ornate canvases by using draftpersons’ French curves and meticulous silk screening technique. The newest paintings’ color and designs have evolved in both their power and complexity…

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Image of "Chariot with Male Figure" with gold Integration attributed to Benvenuto Cellini.

A review of “Gems of the Medici” now on view at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The exhibition features carved gems, medallions, and gold amassed by the Medici—Renaissance Italy’s most famous and powerful family. The exhibition features important ancient cameos from the Hellenistic and Roman eras along with spectacular gems made during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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