Abstraction

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Telegram by Verónica Gerber Bicecci

Alphabets are limited; it’s the arrangement of letters that produces meaning.

Telegram by Verónica Gerber Bicecci

Alphabets are limited; it’s the arrangement of letters that produces meaning.

Potential Symbols: Sacha Ingber Interviewed by Hallie McNeill
Sacha Ingber, Conspiracy of Mass, 2020

Merging image and object.

Music Made Visible: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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The North American debut of Belgian choreographer’s work set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites.

What’s Going On (or Some Violence To Get Some Good): Ben Jones Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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Painting that works with politics and abstraction.

Studio Visit: Jessica Eaton by Alison Sinkewicz
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Photographic explorations of color.

Studio Visit: Malin Gabriella Nordin by Lauren Moya Ford
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Against inertia.

Does Abstraction Belong to White People? by Miguel Gutierrez
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Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. 

Studio Visit: Margaux Ogden by Matthew J. Abrams
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Painting as disappearance.

One Piece: Untitled by Johnny Abrahams
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

One Piece: There’s a bright side somewhere by Alteronce Gumby
Alteronce Gumby Brightside

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Sheree Hovsepian by Haley Mellin
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Hovsepian addresses current matters in her work, but she does so in a vocabulary that moves beyond binaries and beyond Western mentality, one that follows a different way of thinking and feeling.

Peter Bradley by Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe & Cannon Hersey
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“I don’t want to mention names, but there are several black artists that would like to shoot me today because they weren’t in that show. Some of them are dead, but the ones that aren’t dead still give me a lot of bullshit every time I see them.”

Michael Childress by Susan Jennings
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It starts, of course, with water. A bath for the newborn, a baptism for the blank canvas.

Patricia Treib by Joe Fyfe
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“Every time you remember something, it’s not like you’re being teleported to the past—you’re actually physically experiencing it in the present.”

Eldzier Cortor by Terry Carbone
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“I’m fighting between control and letting nature take its course.”

Portfolio by Sebastian Black
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“It felt like a thought. That’s something.”

Sadie Benning by Lia Gangitano
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“With film, you have sound and you can construct this whole environment that allows for a certain feeling to exist for someone watching. There’s more of a burden on a painting to develop these kinds of feelings or experiences in one frame.”

Portfolio by Asger Carlsen
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HESTER

Gerald Jackson by Stanley Whitney
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“It turns out making art was the best idea [for me]. My mother’s idea was good because it got me started. She said, ‘Look, you are skinny; you are little. You can’t hang out with your daddy and them big guys.’”

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