In Perpetuity: Abstract Now / Abstract Then

Danielle Sommer argues that two simultaneous exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum Abstract Then and Abstract Now (on view through April 17, 2011) would enrich each other if combined. "There are so many connections to be drawn between works," she writes, "to keep them separate feels like dismemberment. Most of the works in Abstract Now – which appears to be the weaker sibling – could have been complicated by juxtaposing them with the works of their predecessors."