Two Paintings by Chuck Agro

BOMB 57 Fall 1996
Issue 57 057  Fall 1996

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My paintings develop from where my life intersects with the persons, places, and things that I depict. I am interested in the memory and translation of the psychological impact of their physical presence.

Chuck Agro 01

Chuck Agro, Theresa, 1996, acrylic, enamel, oil, encaustic on canvas, 60 × 48 inches. All images courtesy of Edward Thorp Gallery.

Chuck Agro 002

Chuck Agro, Josephine, 1996, paster, acrylic, enamel, resin on wood panel, 60 × 60 inches.

Social Volition by Cora Cohen
Ralph Humphrey 01
Reconfigured Bodies: Annette Wehrhahn Interviewed by Fabienne Lasserre
An abstract painting of red and yellow splotches and tassels around the edges titled, Bust, by Annette Wehrhahn

Paintings that address life’s messiness.

Sitting with Discomfort: Christina Quarles Interviewed by Jareh Das
A colorful swirl of female bodies in a mix of figuration and abstraction titled,  For a Flaw / For a Fall / For the End, Christina Quarles

Paintings and installations that unfix the body.

Mel Kendrick by Kiki Smith
Woodblock Carving Studio Image

Kendrick owns five chainsaws and calls his radical sculptural interventions a form of “anti-carpentry,” but he’s ultimately invested in revealing and repairing forms, thereby discovering new dimensions of wholeness.

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BOMB 57, Fall 1996

Featuring interviews with Jasper Johns, Tobias Wolff, Laurie Simmons, Sapphire, Scott Elliott, Brenda Blethyn, Craig Lucas, Suzannah Lessard & Honor Moore, Peter Dreher, and Richard Einhorn.

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Issue 57 057  Fall 1996