Sometimes I see a new artist who is surprising because she brings certain images and qualities to painting. Inka Essenhigh’s images span a range from funky and cartoony to elegant, like science fiction rendered into Ming Dynasty decoration, Chinoise screens, or lacquered bowls.
Mary Heilmann’s life’s work has stretched across two coasts and three generations, from Berkeley’s hippies to New York’s ’70s bohemia to the yuppified ’90s.
Painter Ross Bleckner in conversation with Felix Gonzalez-Torres on the installation artist’s lost love, as well as the political implications of the “gay artist” label.
Two oil on linen paintings, Untitled and Crocodile Tears by Ross Bleckner.