Rob Colvin

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Fantastical Landscapes That Ripple Through Time

by Rob Colvin on November 25, 2015

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I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I opted to review the current show of paintings by Jason Saager at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Mathew Hale

by Rob Colvin on November 18, 2015

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Mathew Hale has responded to the seven questions by making entirely new works as answers.

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For Alfred Barr, Director of MoMA, “not even Picasso approaches [Klee] in sheer inventiveness,” so this 20-artist exhibition, Paul Klee, is worth a look.

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Galleries

An Artist’s Hard-Earned Dream Drawings

by Rob Colvin on August 20, 2015

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HUDSON, N.Y. — One of the worst things an artist can have is too much skill.

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It’s been about a hundred years since Kazimir Malevich supplanted all imagery in painting with iconic shapes that point not to this world but to one he thought would come.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Susan Morris

by Rob Colvin on April 17, 2015

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Susan Morris takes self-inventory — tracks the “I” — by actively collecting traces of herself through records of several kinds, and by several means.

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The characters of novels often know things the reader doesn’t.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Clive Hodgson

by Rob Colvin on March 17, 2015

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Clive Hodgson started as an abstract painter, switched to figuration, then turned back to abstraction after his distaste for narrative and object-based painting grew; he found that it was no longer tenable.

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: Sherman Sam

by Rob Colvin on February 9, 2015

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“I decided to make abstraction paintings because they were the hardest, and, to me, most interesting thing to do.”

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Interviews

Artists Pick Artists: WIL

by Rob Colvin on December 29, 2014

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The elusive Des Lawrence picked for this series an artist he confessed was “hard to track.” But John Wilkins, who goes by WIL, is an “overlooked genius,” he said.

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