I was at Catching the Light, Lois Dodd’s retrospective at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the August day I got the news that critic Robert Hughes had passed away at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. For many, myself included, Hughes’s prose did for art criticism what Shakespeare did for the stage. Hughes was sound and fury, speaking in a booming voice while just barely opening his mouth.Continue Reading →
Stephen Knudsen is a professor of painting at Savannah College of Art and Design, and he exhibits his work throughout the United States and Europe. He is a contributing editor and art critic for ARTPULSE magazine as well as a contributing writer for New York Arts magazine, The SECAC Review, and artstory.org. He is the senior editor and compiler of the anthology text, The ART of Critique, which includes essays from 29 esteemed critics and educators and will be published in 2013.