Archives: Alone Together
Elizabeth Johnson on ‘The Cynnie Paintings’ by Carol Saft
Her dark dress shimmers in the chilly bathroom suggesting Joan of Arc, in chain mail, before a Zoom battle.
Barry Nemett on a Random Trinity
A trio of disparate inspirations that helped me wait out the quarantine as I sheltered in place.
Kyle Staver on Janice Nowinski
The staccato of the surface gives me the mph of the wind on the beach that day.
Kyle Hackett on Du Bois’ Double Consciousness and the Freedom in Portraiture
I have spent about a decade studying W.E.B Du Bois’ concept of double consciousness: the sense of looking at one’s self through the lens of others.
Barbara Friedman on Merging and the “Extreme Middle”
He makes the “I” out to be “a resting zone … a meeting place.”
Sean McDonough on Steve DiBenedetto
The piece is an exquisite consciousness enhancer.
Raoul Middleman on Lockdown with Velazquez and Art as Play
Raoul Middleman, Recent sketch The Pandemic has shut down museums and for the time being we've lost that kind of first hand visceral experience we get looking at art. I already miss the oomph and goop of oil paint escaping from the pores of the canvas: brushed,...
Camilla Fallon on the Intimate in Isolation
I thought of the Intimists… and how they make ordinary objects, including cats, absolutely transcendent.
Maria Porges on Looking for the Lodestar
I have everything I need, except the lodestar that has gotten me this far, in a life that has revolved around art.
Anne Harris on Nowinski and Williams: Looking In and Out
These two artists represent my dilemma: private vs. public, personal vs. political.
Peter Williams on George Floyd and Art Not in Isolation
I never felt in isolation; there was a life I needed to address.
Ellen Harvey on the Disappointed Tourist | Art in Isolation
It was intended as an exploration of nostalgia, to create a conversation across many different types of loss.