Riad Miah on Amanda Church

Riad Miah on Amanda Church

Amanda Church, Thrust, 2015, Oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches What makes Amanda Church’s paintings so seductive? Is it the constant flipping between abstraction and figuration? Is it the playfulness, the command of color, the underlying eroticism, or their relationship...
Keiran Brennan Hinton on Michael Stamm

Keiran Brennan Hinton on Michael Stamm

Michael Stamm, Tincture #2 (Philosophy of the World), 2017, Oil, Acrylic and Flashe on Linen, 57 x 42 inches Thin layers of transparent space sit like slivers on top of each other. Sharp text bubbles scream from off screen “You can Never Please Anybody In This...
Andrew Fish on Henry Taylor

Andrew Fish on Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor, The Darker the Berry, The Sweeter the Juice, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 78 × 63½ inches. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe There’s an unabashed honesty in the way Henry Taylor paints a picture — honesty in the act of painting as well as his...
Tyrants and Artists: Elliott Green on Jenny Snider

Tyrants and Artists: Elliott Green on Jenny Snider

Jenny Snider, Jenny Snider Presents Sergei Eisenstein’s AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY by Theodore Dreiser, Very mixed media on canvas, 2013-2017, 6.5 x 6.5 feet When I first saw a film by Sergei Eisenstein in college, it didn’t have a strong effect on me. But in...
Katharine Kuharic on the Pantheon – Part I Ivan Albright

Katharine Kuharic on the Pantheon – Part I Ivan Albright

Ivan Albright, There Is No Time, No End, No Today, No Yesterday, No Tomorrow, Only the Forever, and Forever and Forever without End (The Window), 1957 – 1963, Oil, 37 x 48 inches Not surprisingly, like many other artists I’ve got a personal pantheon of painters....