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Mark Bradford and The Politics of Abstraction

Industrial sanders. Discarded handbills torn from telephone poles. Hairdresser’s permanent end papers. House paint from the local Home Depot. These are the tools and materials employed by the artist Mark Bradford in the creation of his large scale paintings. Bradford … Continue reading

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Jelly Buildings and Waterfalls of Chocolate: Bompas and Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are two incredibly prolific English artist/designers who collaborate to create stand alone sculptures and large installations. Nearly all their many artworks use food as a primary material and are designed to engage our sense of … Continue reading

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The Language of Motion

It all started with a bet. Leland Stanford, who went on to found Stanford University, bet that when a horse gallops there is a moment when all four hooves leave the ground. At the time this was nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Vernon Fisher And The Clutter Of A Mind At Work

The first time I saw the work of Vernon Fisher I was instantly captivated. He is a masterful storyteller and painter who employs deadpan humor in his investigations into perception and consciousness. Combining the extraordinary and the mundane, Fisher looks … Continue reading

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Overlay: Francesco Clemente

Last year the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art assembled an exhibition built around six cloth tents by Francesco Clemente. The exhibition was titled Encampment. Clemente is an Italian architect turned artist who gained international recognition in the 1980s as one … Continue reading

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The Unbelievably Small: The Art of Charles LeDray

Everything these days is super-sized, whether it’s a meal or a work of art. We’re surrounded by spectacle. Visit any New York gallery or open any contemporary art magazine and you’ll see larger-than-life work that takes a team of fabricators … Continue reading

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A Story of Discovery: The Art of Judy Pfaff

I’ve spent the last few weeks going through piles of old art magazines. I’ve saved them for years. They’ve moved across country with me, been boxed and carted from house to house but rarely reread. I’m in a stage of … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective: The Art of Regina Silveira

I recently came across the work of the Brazilian artist Regina Silveira. Looking at her art I found myself thinking about presence and absence, and  how we perceive and understand the world. Dreamlike, her installations and sculptures transport the viewer … Continue reading

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Message and Vision: The Art of Alison Moritsugu

In Design: A Beginner’s Handbook we advise readers to work towards mastery of design and craft skills but to remember that those things should always be subservient to your vision as an artist and the message or concepts you want … Continue reading

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Wrap It Up: Art From Thread

Sol LeWitt, crayon on wall I recently came across a Sol LeWitt crayon wall drawing. It got me thinking about art materials and the absurd hierarchy that existed between “art” and “craft” when I started making work. Draw with paint … Continue reading

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