Real art, hollow celebration, and Stuart Davis

The best museum show I've seen in years is now at the deYoung: "Revelations: Art from the American South." 

The worst museum show I've seen in years is now at the deYoung as well: "Summer of Love."

And then there are the paintings of Stuart Davis, a show also at the deYoung. Davis is a painter for all of America, a painter who makes paintings in which there is either nowhere or everywhere for the eye to go.

 Artist statement, Mary Lee Bendolph, quilter, from the show, "Revelations: Art From The American South"; deYoung Museum, July 9, 2017.

Artist statement, Mary Lee Bendolph, quilter, from the show, "Revelations: Art From The American South"; deYoung Museum, July 9, 2017.