The New York Times' Art & Design Section names John Divola Retrospective Noteworthy

"Spanning Styles and the Globe" by Roberta Smith for The New York Times' Art & Design

Another retrospective worth seeing is that of the photographer John Divola, known since the early 1970s for lush photographs of vandalized beach cabins on the coast of California. In them trashed furniture, graffiti and ocean views collude to desolate yet beautiful effect, implicating painting, installation art and Conceptualism. They certainly justify a greater familiarity with all of this artist’s efforts, but that will take some commitment. “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get” has already opened at the Pomona College Museum of Art, in Claremont, Calif., and will begin on Oct. 6 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and on Oct. 13 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, three institutions spread over 150 miles of driving.