East Bay

East Bay

Various Venues, East Bay

There have been some startling changes in the concept of watercolor painting in the past decade, and nowhere is it more evident than in the comprehensive 45th Annual National Exhibition of the California Watercolor Society, at the Kaiser Center Gallery, a joint project of the Oakland Art Museum and Kaiser Industries. An exhibition by the California Watercolor Society is always outstanding for the tremendous variety of approaches presented, and this one is no exception. Also outstanding is the high degree of professionalism shown by each and every exhibitor––a professionalism that in no way infers a cold and calculated technical excellence at the expense of content. Most of the paintings are figurative, but the non figurative artists also seem to have found an inspired vocabulary. Alexander Nepote received top honors among the eleven award winners. Nepote has long been known for his work

to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. Please sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW and save up to 65% off the newsstand price for full online access to this issue and our archive.

Order the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.