Claire Scherzinger on Kelly Richardson

Claire Scherzinger on Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson, The Erudition, 2010, 3 screen, HD video channel installation (with audio), 48’ x 9’ (variable) Blue ghost trees sway gently in an unknowable wind on a desert night. On another screen a deer, tinged uranium green, walks through and stares back...
Alan Feltus on Susan Yanero

Alan Feltus on Susan Yanero

Susan Yanero, Early painting, Photo by Alan Feltus Over the years I have encountered many painters whose work I have greatly admired and respected. Susan Yanero is one such painter. When I first saw her work in the 1970s, Susan Yanero was painting quiet self-portraits...
Elizabeth Neel on Francis Bacon

Elizabeth Neel on Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, Study of a Baboon, 1953, Oil on canvas, 6′ 6 1/8 x 54 1/8 inches This painting, with its strong horizontals, verticals and indeterminate central smudge, does what all great paintings should do: it succeeds on a formal level, lending visual...
Trenton Doyle Hancock on Kerry James Marshall

Trenton Doyle Hancock on Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall, Portrait of Nat Turner with the Head of his Master, 2011, Oil on canvas, 36 × 29 1/2 inches Dignified, upright, elusive, free of captivity, taking matters into their own hands. This is both a portrait of Kerry James Marshall and the image of Nat...