John Zuriers work has been moving toward a sturdier sense of individuality, complicating his frequent categorization as a monochromatic painter. The works in his current showthe Berkeley-based artists fourth at Peter Blumassert themselves as a cast of characters.
Mernet Larsen’s Things People Do range from the mundane to the quixotic, forming an unlikely index of human activity: reading, sitting, spearfishing, falling, operating a chainsaw.
Ad Reinhardt is known as an artist of extremes. While committed to abstract painting that became infamous for its austerity, he also had an expansive curiosity about art and the world. He was a vocal critic of the art market and his peers, as well as a proselytizer of art and architecture from disparate regions and periods, which he obsessively photographed for slide lectures.