In this week's review, Michael Paglia visits William Havu Gallery for the second installment of its Toy Stories exhibit -- the first half of which came around in the summer of 2011. The group show features paintings, ceramic works and sculptures that are all inspired by toys -- though not necessaril ... More >>
In this age of designer toys and Hello Kitty decor, art and playtime have already crossed over into shared territory. And Havu Gallery's Toy Stories exhibit in the summer of 2011 took the concept to a higher level, using toy-like elements to appeal to an adult sensibility. The holiday season is a gr ... More >>
Laurel Swab, "Head with Marbles," oil on panel. Face it, we never really get rid of our toys after we grow up. They morph and change shape a little bit, but they're still toys, though perhaps imbued with a different, more complex meaning. As kids, we play because it helps us learn to navigate ... More >>
These days, his signature guit-steel playing leaves listeners slack-jawed. But it took Junior Brown a long time to get to center stage.