Construction and Erasure: Matt Bollinger on Narrative in Catherine Murphy and David Byrd

While both Murphy and Byrd use form as a means to make narrative works, they also create paintings that exist on a spectrum between solidity and erasure.

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Adam Cvijanovic on Thomas Cole

He was not a particularly remarkable painter. There is no dazzling brushstroke or consummate gesture. They are paintings that get the job done and punch the clock.

Carrie Moyer on Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray, Southern California, 1976, Oil on canvas. 6’ 7 1/4″ x 6′ 3 1/2″ Museum of Modern Art, New York NY For the past year or so I’ve been thinking again about Elizabeth Murray. I started following her paintings in the early 1980s, after...

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