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Lisa Sanditz by Kanishka Raja
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A landscape painter explores the “bright, exuberant, plastic toxicity” oozing from the colors of our contemporary environment.

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.”

Nicole Eisenman and David Humphrey
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The painters discuss facial symmetry and mirror neurons, the interplay between image and texture, and their shared interest in storytelling through figuration.

Stanley Whitney by Alteronce Gumby
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“My work was just like art history; it was all Velázquez, Goya, Cézanne, and Soutine. But when I saw Morris Louis I saw a way into the present.”

Untitled Shroud by Tom Holmes
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Joanne Greenbaum by Jeremy Sigler
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Greenbaum on the fundamentally personal and private process of creating art, and how modernism, rage and rebellion fuel her creativity.

Stanley Whitney by David Reed
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A painter colleague, Fabian Marcaccio, uses a phrase to describe a certain kind of artist. He says that they are “long runners.” Stanley Whitney is a long runner.

Liz Deschenes by Kathleen Peterson
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“Photography is a translation of color and tones—a language. And just as significant is that absolutely nobody possesses an accurate color memory.”

Lisa Yuskavage
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I’ve been to Yuskavageland—an improbable zone at the intersection of the European painting tradition, religious iconography, porn, and, I’ll argue, performance art.

Katharina Grosse by Ati Maier
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I enter Katharina Grosse’s latest installation at MASS MoCA and I am awed by the sheer dimension of the piece and by the intensity of the encounter.

Jim Nutt & Gladys Nilsson by Richard Hull
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Painter Richard Hull interviews artists Jim Nutt and Gladys Nilsson in their Chicago home. Check out an audio excerpt from their conversation about El Greco, Chicago Imagism and the Hairy Who.

Olivia Booth and Rebecca Norton by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe
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Olivia Booth and Rebecca Norton’s works address the body directly by involving us in an involuntary relationship to interiority, in which it’s inseparable from the exterior—surface, skin, or the space in front of either.

Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with Ariel Jiménez by Lyle Rexer
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A review of Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with Ariel Jiménez, a book that chronicles an encounter between Venezuelan critic Ariel Jiménez and his countryman artist Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Procedural Musings: Lauren Clay by Lynn Maliszewski
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Lauren Clay’s sculptures permeate the visual field like gamma radiation, unmistakably succulent in their Easter-egg hues. Drawing from references as varied as classical Greek symbols, a Southern Baptist upbringing, and Judy Chicago, her work is at once playful and deeply spiritual.

Eva Lundsager by Jessica Baran
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It is difficult to make work about joy. Eva Lundsager’s watercolors (articulated with sumi ink) manage to do it, capturing, as she describes them, acts of “hysterical ecstasy.”

Tala Madani by Diana Al-Hadid
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When I look at Tala Madani’s paintings, I notice a peculiar relationship between what is direct (the manner) and what is ambiguous (the matter).

Cameron Martin by Dike Blair
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The three paintings pictured here are from a series Cameron Martin titles Black Sun

Bill Jensen by John Yau
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“The concepts and illusions people set up to believe in are developed for psychological and physical reasons to let us function within a society. As soon as we are born, these illusions are being programmed within us.”

Paul Henry Ramirez by Roberto Juarez
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For the 2007 Americas issue, Roberto Juarez underscores the distinctly Hispanic elements of the quirky kinky graphic art of Paul Henry Ramirez.

Spencer Finch by Thomas Rayfiel
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Most of us, when a light bulb goes on in our head, think we have an idea. Spencer Finch realized what he had was … a light bulb.

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