Pusey’s cursive marks sit in that zone where writing becomes drawing and vice versa.
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John Mendelsohn’s Paintings of Radiating and Falling Light
The change in hue and density from painting to painting struck me as simultaneously methodical and intuitive.
Ragnar Kjartansson’s Extravagant, Enthralling Bliss
It’s hard to imagine how three minutes of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro repeated for 12 hours can be so riveting.
The Independent Spirit of Herbert Gentry
Gentry was one of a number of Black artists who had to navigate the art world’s demand to emphasize their racial identity in the “right” way.
Rudy Burckhardt’s Innocent Eye
Burckhardt was never surreptitious; he did not hide his camera, and his subjects often knew they were being photographed.
Rachel Eulena Williams’s Threads of Abstraction
The strength of Williams’s new work lies in its transgression of aesthetic and, by extension, social and political lines, which are drawn more sharply in these fraught times.
Eric Fischl’s Privileged Bubble
Fischl finds a visual bond between the seclusion of the affluent white world and the pandemic’s enforced isolation.
Monumental Art No Bigger Than a Postcard
Toying with blob-like shapes and the illusion of depth, the Austrian self-taught artist Leopold Strobl packs mystery and expressive power into small-scale drawing-collages.
Peter Saul, American Gadfly
Before he turned 30, it was clear that Saul had found his subject: an American society deeply rooted in consumerism, pervasive racism, and toxic masculinity.
Lisa Corinne Davis Critiques Corporate America Through Abstract Art
Davis recognizes that grids, networks, and circuits are not purely a product of the art world, and there are myriad contexts in which the government and corporate America deploy them.
Fiber Works Seek to “Celebrate, Mourn, and Heal” the Experiences of Indigenous Women
A peek at Decoding Craft, an exhibition of works by Erin Lee Antonak and Sariah Park, presented as part of the ongoing Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit.
A Painter’s Belief in Painting
Michael Berryhill sees painting as an “amazing place” where the miraculous can still occur.