Alchemy

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Shoes by Daniel Kehlmann
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From the book Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann, to be published on February 11.

Threshold Spaces: Saul Melman Interviewed by A.M. Homes
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Life and sculpture as passage. 

The Alchemist’s Prima Treatise by Joseph P. Wood
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Mid-phrase line and stanza breaks are just one way that Joseph Wood creates a feeling of moving through archaic symbols toward new life. Mixing alchemy and Christianity on the same poetic canvas, he presents the stunning image of reaching for what lies beyond the “shadowy borderline.”

Vik Muniz by Mark Magill
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“I find that it’s not enough of a mission when art is supposed to be about one thing or another because to be art, to begin with, it should be about everything at once. It should present a kind of all-encompassing world.”

Sarah Charlesworth by Betsy Sussler
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“Making an art work involves the transformation of matter, paper and materials into a process of animation or psychic elevation of material stuff.”

Anish Kapoor by Ameena Meer
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Anish Kapoor and Ameena Meer discuss sex and death, subjectivity, and colors. Kapoor’s new work is on view now at Gladstone Gallery.

Meditations on the Red Mass by Ann McCoy
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Essay exploring symbolic uses of blood and sacrifice in art.

478 by David Seidner
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The character of this tale is called “Legacy.” 

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