Sullivan’s frescos are original and surprising but also wry and even feisty; she both embraces and enhances the clunkiness of the medium, animating her subjects.
Carl Little’s most recent book is Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Nature (Pomegranate). He helped produce the film Jon Imber’s Left Hand, which premieres at the Maine Jewish Film Festival in March. He lives on Mount Desert Island.
Josefina Auslender’s Portraits of Argentina’s Dirty War
Auslender’s art brings personal associations and a sense of intimacy to images of torture based on the crimes of Argentina’s ruling junta from 1974 to 1983.
Walter Murch Sought to “Paint the Air” Between His Eye and His Subject
Murch’s painted dust can be so tangible you feel compelled to wipe off the picture.
A Korean-American Artist’s Search for His Family’s Past
Young Sun Han’s art explores sometimes painful, sometimes revelatory aspects of his family’s narrative and Korean history more generally.
The Machine Aesthetic in George Rickey’s Sculptures
Belinda Rathbone’s biography traces the sculptor’s embrace of kinetic mechanisms to his work in the Singer Sewing Machine factory.
David Driskell’s Wheel of Action
A retrospective pays homage to the pioneering artist and curator, who passed away last year.
Humankind’s History of Betraying Animals
Thalia Field’s poems collage scientific, historical, and philosophical sources to explore speciesism.
Giuseppe Ungaretti’s Wartime Poems
Ungaretti should be numbered among the ranks of such Great War poets as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Isaac Rosenberg.
An Artist Who Lived to Paint
Jon Imber, who succumbed to ALS in 2014, emulated Guston, de Kooning, and others while developing a provocative and personal vision of figure and landscape.
Anne Neely’s Ethical Abstractions
Neely has created paintings that respond to some of the major issues of the day: climate change, environmental water loss, and immigration.
A Poet Defends the Earth
Susan Barba’s poems are both environmental plea and protest, at once personal and broad.
Two Aboriginal Artists Pay Tribute to Their Homeland
A tree is never just a tree, a water source is never just a water source in the works of Barbara Moore and Sharon Adamson. “They’re all signs of ancestral action.”