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, 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.