Articles and Reviews



“A Paean to Rusticity and Agrarian Life: ‘The Cranberry Harvest: The Island of Nantucket’ by Eastman Johnson is a beautifully realized vision of community,” for The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 20, 2017


“Berenice Abbott’s Eye for the 20th Century: Robert L. Pincus reviews ‘Paris Portraits 1925-1930,'” for The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 22

“Celebrating a Legend: Louis Kahn,” for San Diego Magazine, Nov. 28

“Walton is Worthy of a Statue but the Airport is Not the Place for It,” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 14

“In 1970’s San Diego, These Groundbreaking Artists Pushed the Boundaries of Photography,” for Artbound, Oct. 11

“The Rise and Fall of the First Mega-Artist: Bernard Buffet was once as famous as Picasso and Matisse,” for The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 23

“Ambitious Project Leads Artists to Build 47 Monuments Along the 1821 U.S. Mexican Border,” for Artbound, Aug.

“Reconstructing a Landmark: How a Popular Book, Cultural Attitudes Transformed San Diego’s La Casa de Estudillo,” for Artbound, Jul.

“A Skid Row Portrait of Pathos: ‘Sollie 17,’ a tableau by Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, is unsurpassed for the sense of urban isolation it conveys,” for The Wall Street Journal, Jun. 2

“Bhavna Mehta and the Power of Paper,” for Artbound, Apr.

“Collective Magpie’s Ingenious Collective Endeavors,” Artbound, Mar.

“Robin Bright: The Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects,” for Artbound, Jan.


“Wayne Thiebaud: California’s Pop Icon Who Wasn’t Pop,” for Artbound, Nov.

“San Diego Public Library’s Innovative Arts Program,” for Artbound, Oct.

“The New Life of the San Diego Art Institute,” for Artbound, Aug.

“Telling Pictures Through Stories: The singularity originality of Brian Selznick’s highly visual work,” for San Diego Magazine, Aug.

“Marianela de la Hoz: Haunting Scenes of Disquieting Beauty,” for Artbound, Jun.

“Tom Driscoll: Hidden in Plain Sight,” for Artbound, Apr. 2015


“The Genius of Dr. Seuss: An in-depth and interactive exhibit of the San Diego storyteller and artist’s work debuts in Balboa Park,” for San Diego Magazine, Dec.

“The Ten: Collectors to Watch Around the World: Viveca Paulin-Ferrell,” for Art News, Summer

“Downtown Abbott: The Fascinating Unknown Photographs of Berenice Abbott,” for Art News, May


“A Portrait of the Artist as Herself,” for San Diego Magazine, October 2013


“A City with Two Minds: An examination of San Diego’s collected public art,” for San Diego Magazine, Nov.


“Conversational Critic, Talking Poet: David Antin,” for the San Diego Reader, Aug. 11


“Shared Vision: Fort Worth’s Kimbell, San Diego’s Timken make each work count,” The Dallas Morning News, November 26, 2010

“Big Plans, Big Spaces in Los Angeles,” The New York Times, September 9, 2010

“Seeing the city through an artist’s eyes: James Enos,” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jun. 20, 2010

“Abstract artist a real mind at 76: Richard Allen Morris,” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jun. 13, 2010

“It Might be Time to go ‘Trout Fishing’ Again,” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 24, 2010


Numerous exhibition reviews, Art in America, 1982-2010

“To Live and Drive in L.A. (review of book, This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs), Art News, December 2009

“Manny Farber: critic ‘who opened other critics’ eyes,'” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 4, 2009

“Director, Collector, Provocateur: Hugh Davies,” Art Ltd., January 2009

“Light Makes Right: Robert Irwin in San Diego,” Art Ltd., March 2008

“’Las Vegas Diaspora’ at the Las Vegas Art Museum,” Art Ltd., January 2008

“Port Surrenders in the battle against kitsch,” for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Mar. 11, 2007


“City Focus, San Diego: Declaration of Independence,” Art News, October 1997

“The Making of Manuel Neri,” Sculpture, January-February 1994

“Cast in Hope: Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s Mine Camp,” Sculpture, April-May 1992

“Critical Assemblages: The Kienholz Tableaux,” Art in America, June 1990


“Sophie Calle: The Prying Eye,” Art in America, October 1989

“Art as Artifact: The Rise of Historicism in Southern California Painting and Sculpture, Flash Art, Summer 1985

Exhibition reviews, Artforum, January 1984 – April 1985

Peer Reviewed: “Pictures of New England’s Apocalypse: Benjamin Tompson’s Transformation of the British Advice-To-A-Painter Poem,” Early American Literature, vol. XIX, 1984/85

Peer Reviewed: “A Mediated Vision, A Measured Voice: Culture and Criticism in Whitman’s Prose,” in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 1984

“The Open Road of Risk: George Herms. Wallace Berman, the Beats and West Coast Visionary Poetics,” Journal (Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art), v. 4, no. 34, 1982

“Parisian Culture During the War Years: ‘Paris-Paris’ at the Center Georges Pompidou,” Images and Issues, v. 2, no. 2, 1981

Exhibition reviews, Artweek, 1979