“Sometimes we’re so overwhelmed in the present that it seems impossible to think a future beyond it – but the work of imagination must always continue.”
Extraordinary Paintings of Ordinary Birds
Ann Craven’s painted birds, set against a soft-focus background, have a kitsch quality, but with a provocative edge.
Painting Isn’t Dead! It’s Just Slow
Quicktime takes its cue from Raphael Rubinstein’s “Provisional Painting,” published in the May 2009 issue of Art in America. In the essay, Rubinstein discusses a handful of artists who seem to “turn away from ‘strong’ painting” in favor of works “that look casual, dashed-off, tentative, unfinished or self-cancelling.”