Brian Alfred on Jo Baer

Brian Alfred on Jo Baer

Jo Baer, H. Arcuata, 1971, Oil on canvas, 56 x 244 x 10cm, Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Stuttgart/Berlin I remember the first time I saw Jo Baer’s painting ‘H. Arcuata’. It wasn’t at a museum or gallery; it was the same kind of encounter I had with most art that hit me as...
Virginia Wagner on Doron Langberg

Virginia Wagner on Doron Langberg

Doron Langberg, Sleep, 2014, Oil on linen, 50 x 70 inches There’s a slippage in Doron Langberg’s 2015 painting, Sleep. The sole figure is gently sliding out of the piece on a current of sleep—but sleep here is something more than unconsciousness; it is like an...
Doron Langberg on Jess

Doron Langberg on Jess

Jess (Burgess Franklin Collins), The Enamored Mage: Tranlation #6, 1962, Oil on canvas mounted on plywood, 24 1/2 x 30 inches When I saw “The Enamored Mage” in person I was completely transfixed. Painted with heavy impasto, the protrusions of paint gush out of the...