Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman on Her Work in Stages

Brenda Goodman, Impending, 2018, Oil on Wood, 80 x 72 inches Looking back at my work over a 53-year span, I sometimes think that I could do this or that passage of a particular painting better now, but I have never gone back into a piece once it was done. I always...
Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Lavar Munroe on Folkert De Jong and Expansive Painting

Folkert De Jong, The New Deal, 2012, Styrofoam, pigmented polyurethane foam and pallet What constitutes a painting? Is it possible to create a “painting” that occupies space, has actual volume and is made with unconventional materials? These questions point to an...
Wendy Letven on Simona Prives

Wendy Letven on Simona Prives

Simona Prives, Black Matter, 2018, Sumi ink, monotype and collage with xerox transfer and watercolor, 70 x 44 inches   Simona Prives creates images that describe shifting, changing imaginary worlds inhabited by human beings and all their detritus. From a distance, one...
Laurie Hogin on Grant Wood

Laurie Hogin on Grant Wood

Grant Wood, Young Corn, 1931, Oil on canvas, 24 x 29 7/8 inches Regionalism. The wide-open air that settles on the Midwestern agoras is heavy with the sticky oppressions of cultural stillness, corrupt power structures, and close, stifling folkways. Urbanism. The...
Eric Fischl on Max Beckmann’s Departure

Eric Fischl on Max Beckmann’s Departure

This essay was first published in the exhibition catalogue for Max Beckmann in Exile at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, New York on October 9, 1996.  Max Beckmann, Departure,1932, Oil on canvas, Side panels 7′ 3/4″ x 39 1/4″, center panel 7′...
Aaron Zulpo on Anthony Cudahy

Aaron Zulpo on Anthony Cudahy

Anthony Cudahy, Bruegel, 2018, Gouache on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches Rifling through someone else’s studio is complete fun. I always feel like a detective trying to find the impetus for an artist’s creativity. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Anthony Cudahy’s...