Melinda Stickney-Gibson on Susan Rothenberg

Melinda Stickney-Gibson on Susan Rothenberg

Susan Rothenberg, The Caribbean, 2016, Oil on canvas, 50 x 72 inches It’s a curious thing to feel an immediate and unflagging connection and respect for a fellow painter’s work, but that is what happened when I first saw Susan Rothenberg’s paintings...
Mary Lucier on the Video Mysteries of Cecelia Condit

Mary Lucier on the Video Mysteries of Cecelia Condit

Cecelia Condit, Beneath the Skin,1981, Still from video I have been following the work of Cecelia Condit since her very first video piece in 1981. I happened to be doing a short teaching stint at the Cleveland Art Institute where Condit was teaching full-time. She had...
Mark Greenwold on Jack Levine

Mark Greenwold on Jack Levine

Jack Levine, Welcome Home, 1946, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches I’ve been thinking recently about Jack Levine. How as a young artist I loved his work. My dad used to say, when people would see my work hanging in our house, “My son’s copying Jack Levine.”...
Marie Peter-Toltz on Gerard Garouste

Marie Peter-Toltz on Gerard Garouste

Gerard Garouste, Le théâtre de Don Quichotte, 2012, Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 102 3/8 inches Gerard Garouste, one of the most famous contemporary French artists you have never heard of, has created an oeuvre of jarring and enigmatic paintings. A prolific artist, he...
A Call to Action: Kelli Scott Kelley on Julie Heffernan

A Call to Action: Kelli Scott Kelley on Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan, Self Portrait as Hiveminder, 2016, Oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end when I learned that Julie Heffernan’s LSU Museum of Art exhibit would be titled When the Water Rises. Just a few short months ago, an...
Samuel Jablon on Mike Cloud

Samuel Jablon on Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud, Dialogue of Growth, 2014, oil on canvas, 91.5 x 30.5 inches There are many things I admire about the painter Mike Cloud. Besides Cloud’s bigheartedness, his work is funny, unrelenting, energetic, remorseless, and bold. 1.) Cloud’s paintings are...