Like a Brain Scan: Amy Myers on April Gornik

Like a Brain Scan: Amy Myers on April Gornik

April Gornik, Light After the Storm, 2012, Oil on linen, 78″ x 104″ My brain puts the paintings of April Gornik together as landscapes; I mean they have all of the obvious indicators of landscape. But, as I dig further, I see repeated complex structural...
Haley Josephs on Alice Neel

Haley Josephs on Alice Neel

Alice Neel, Isabetta, 1934/35, Oil on canvas, 43 x 26 inches In some dark times a few years past, I was blowing in the wind like a tumbleweed.  Fresh out of graduate school, feeling more vulnerable and insecure than I had before entering, I found myself in a cold...
Patrick McDonough on Benjamin Edwards

Patrick McDonough on Benjamin Edwards

Benjamin Edwards, Ramble, 2003, Lithography, ed. 30, 26 1/4 by 35 1/4 inches, Printed at Tandem Press In the spring of 2003, my printmaking class at the University of Wisconsin took a field trip to Tandem Press, on the Madison’ east side. At the behest of our...
Heide Fasnacht on Martin Kippenberger

Heide Fasnacht on Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger, Ohne Titel (Untitled), 1988, oil on canvas, 94 1/2 x 78 3/4 in., Private collection, © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne In February of 2017 when I returned to painting, a particular work by Martin Kippenberger arrived...
Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Johanna Robinson on Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig, Woman Laocoon (Woman Laocoön), 1976. Oil on canvas, 193 x 127 cm While researching paintings of snakes for a recent body of work, I was reminded of Maria Lassnig’s painting entitled Woman Laocoön, 1976. For nearly seventy years, Lassnig, an Austrian...