Marissa Sher on Sam Cannon

Marissa Sher on Sam Cannon

Sam Cannon, Thinking About Getting Into 3D   When Sam Cannon posted a derivative, 3D rendering of a generic femme nude on Instagram with the caption “thinking about getting into 3D,” I thought it was a strange statement from her. Why was she announcing she was...
Barry Nemett on Pat Steir’s Dysrhythmic Downpours

Barry Nemett on Pat Steir’s Dysrhythmic Downpours

Pat Steir. Circadia. 1973. Oil paint, oil crayon, and pencil on canvas, 84 x 84 in., The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from Gift of Emil J. Arnold; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney M. Feldman; Gift of the Hutzler Brothers Company and the Italian...
Alison Kruvant on Hedda Sterne

Alison Kruvant on Hedda Sterne

I wanted to write about this painting, but I’ve never seen it.   Hedda Sterne, Third Avenue El, 1952–53, Oil and spray enamel on canvas, 40’ 3/8” x 31’ 7/8”, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum, Not on view   Third Avenue El, by Hedda Sterne, was sold in October...
Heide Fasnacht on Jack Whitten and Gerhard Richter

Heide Fasnacht on Jack Whitten and Gerhard Richter

Jack Whitten, April’s Shark, 1974, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 52 inches   Gerhard may be the Jack of all Trades but Jack was the King. In 1974 I saw an exhibition that astounded me and elicited a longing to return to painting. It was early 2018 when I finally did so. In...