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30 09, 2016

In the Studio: Toni Ross on the Presence of Absence

2016-12-29T19:52:10+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

As one wanders around Toni Ross’s studio space in Wainscott, NY—silently inhabited by her austere and powerful stoneware sculptures—it's clear that the artist is at a creative highpoint in her career. [...]

15 06, 2015

Debbie Han: Here and Now

2016-12-29T19:52:10+00:00 June 15th, 2015|

The work of Korean-American artist Debbie Han exudes a charisma and gravitas that are rare in contemporary art. Han has conjured up a realm populated by polysemous icons, beings that are lifelike yet otherworldly: isolated female figures (crossbreeds of flesh and rock existing in an elegiac virtual space [...]

26 03, 2015

MARTÍN RAMÍREZ FOREVER

2017-03-13T20:03:43+00:00 March 26th, 2015|

Today, the United States Postal Service will begin issuing five forever stamps featuring leitmotifs from Mexican artist Martín Ramírez’s (1895–1963) ever-captivating drawings. If postage stamps—in their particular conjunction of the iconic and the ephemeral—reflect the progress of social history, [...]

8 02, 2015

A Tribute to Sam Farber

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 February 8th, 2015|

Sam Farber was a man who got things done. When he saw something that could be improved on, he would start a company and solve the problem. A Harvard graduate and a WWII Army Air Force veteran, his business ventures began in 1960 when he founded Copco, a housewares company known [...]

27 09, 2014

Visionary Tattoo

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 September 27th, 2014|

Bound to a limited visual lexicon for over a century, tattooing has sprung free in the new millennium, liberated by artists who combine fresh concepts, holistic design, and masterful technique in thrillingly original styles. They draw inspiration from historical genres spanning Pointillism, Expressionism, [...]

19 06, 2013

Martin Thompson

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 June 19th, 2013|

Martin Thompson, with his matted beard and long hair, was a well-recognized character in the neighborhood of upper Cuba Street in Wellington, New Zealand. The area, once known for its Victorian shops and villas, is now run-down and desolate as a result of being zoned a motorway. Nevertheless, it has served [...]

18 06, 2013

Schützenhöfer’s Smile

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 June 18th, 2013|

Untitled, 2010, pencil and color pencil, 20 x 28 in. The Gugging House of Artists was founded when psychiatrist Leo Navratil began to notice an unexpected high-quality of art being produced through diagnostic drawing tests and decided to open a residential house for mentally-ill artists in Gugging, Austria near [...]

22 05, 2013

The Geography of Loss

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|

A Conversation with Curator Laurel Reuter and Artist Rebecca Norris Webb Badlands, 2012, type-c print , 30 x 40 in., 76.2 x 101.6 cm Award-winning curator Laurel Reuter is the Founding Director and Chief Curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, N.D. Born and raised on the Spirit Lake [...]

21 05, 2013

Floating Bodies: Q&A with Marcos Bontempo

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 May 21st, 2013|

Both images: Untitled; 2012; acrylic, iron and ink; 44 x 30 in. Artist MARCOS BONTEMPO lives in Ronda, a city in Andalucia, known for its spectacular landscapes and rich history. The city’s raw energy and inescapable beauty leaves no one indifferent. Because of the force of these surroundings, Bontempo’s [...]

13 04, 2013

WILLIAM HAWKINS: MAKING ITSELF

2016-12-29T19:52:11+00:00 April 13th, 2013|

In 1982, Roger Ricco visited and filmed the painting studio of William Hawkins in Columbus, Ohio. William Hawkins was born in Kentucky on July 27,1895; his big block letter signature informs us of this in nearly all of his paintings. In 1916 he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he became an urban jack-of-all-trades, working relentlessly [...]