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William Hawkins

Hawkins is a painter’s painter. He picked his subjects because they filled his imagination—big ticket items like the Last Supper, men landing on the moon, public buildings such as Buckeye Stadium at Ohio State University in his own Columbus, and, spectacularly, animals. [...]

2017-09-13T01:49:57+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

INTERVIEW WITH ALISON WELD

To label Alison Weld’s colorful, vivid paintings as simply abstraction is like calling the work of Martín Ramírez just drawings. The rich layering of paint with mixed media in her canvases welcomes several conversations at once, and for decades she has operated in an intersectional space of female tropes, the self-reflective narrative, and the spiritual purity of the painted surface. [...]

2017-11-30T20:09:28+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Edward Gómez for Hyperallergic

"Humanizing an “Enigma”: A New Book Illuminates Martín Ramírez’s Life and Art" and "In Hiroyuki Doi’s Tiny Circles, Expanding Miniature Universes" by Edward M. Gómez in HYPERALLERGIC [...]

2017-09-29T00:45:27+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

MR. TRAIN

James Chandler’s lifelong fixation with railroad imagery and paraphernalia is most aggressively expressed in a swelling mass of ballpoint pen drawings, made with a ruler on scratch paper, that he’s been sketching consistently since he was a teenager. [...]

2017-06-08T17:06:39+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

RE-BORN FREE – GIL BATLE

Gil Batle is harnessing his complex and difficult life history, wide-ranging imagination, drawing facility and preternatural carving skills to make remarkable and compelling art of passion and power. [...]

2017-09-29T01:37:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

In the Studio: Toni Ross on the Presence of Absence

As one wanders around Toni Ross’s studio space in Wainscott, NY—silently inhabited by her austere and powerful stoneware sculptures—it's clear that the artist is at a creative highpoint in her career. [...]

2017-09-29T00:51:08+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

Debbie Han: Here and Now

The work of Korean-American artist Debbie Han exudes a charisma and gravitas that are rare in contemporary art. Han has conjured up a realm populated by polysemous icons, beings that are lifelike yet otherworldly: isolated female figures (crossbreeds of flesh and rock existing in an elegiac virtual space [...]

2017-09-29T00:54:13+00:00 June 15th, 2015|

MARTÍN RAMÍREZ FOREVER

Today, the United States Postal Service will begin issuing five forever stamps featuring leitmotifs from Mexican artist Martín Ramírez’s (1895–1963) ever-captivating drawings. If postage stamps—in their particular conjunction of the iconic and the ephemeral—reflect the progress of social history, [...]

2017-09-29T00:57:53+00:00 March 26th, 2015|