Philip A Hartigan

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on January 2, 2015

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Artist studios in Knoxville, Ocean, Oakland, and New York City.

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The Salvation of Kitsch

by Philip A Hartigan on December 31, 2014

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CHICAGO — Looking at Sabina Ott’s work is like seeing a giraffe for the first time: there are so many odd markings, shapes, and textures that you think it can’t possibly work, until the moment the giraffe stands up on its spindly legs and, defying gravity, walks around.

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on December 24, 2014

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CHICAGO — The 83rd installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio — just check out the submission guidelines.

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on December 19, 2014

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CHICAGO — Artist studios in Austin, Denver, New York, Orange County, and San Antonio.

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BATH, UK — The small city of Bath has over time become a symbol of classic English gentility and, at first glance, the Holburne Museum conforms to the pattern. But there is a temporary exhibition on display at the moment of prints by the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson that undermines that whole myth of “Heritage England.”

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CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on November 12, 2014

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CHICAGO — Artist studios in Australia, California, Germany, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on November 7, 2014

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Artist studios in Nazareth, La Jolla, Denver, Montreal, and San Diego.

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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on October 30, 2014

Artist studios in Arkansas, California, Maryland, Oregon, and Germany.

Artist studios in Arkansas, California, Maryland, Oregon, and Germany.

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Installation view of Water Street Studios exhibition

CHICAGO — I recently visited an exhibition at Water Street Studios in Batavia, about 40 miles West from the center of Chicago — the equivalent, say, of driving halfway across Long Island from Hyperallergic’s Brooklyn office. In other words, a little off the beaten path.

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