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William T. Williams by Mona Hadler
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“I didn’t want to paint figuratively. I didn’t want something that was overtly referencing the social issues around me, but I wanted to find a way to describe them. How do you internalize this? How do you make a form that forces a painting to be an experience that is not necessarily easy to see, handle, or look at?”

Neo Rauch by Sabine Russ
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“A precisely aimed reach into the immeasurable flow of things.”

Catherine Howe by Madeline Weinrib
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During the 1990s, Catherine Howe and I were painters in the same downtown studio building at the edge of the West Side Highway and frequent visitors to each other’s work space. 

In Memory of Joyce Pensato by Marcella Durand
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Joyce Pensato starts with the most iconic cartoon figures—Mickey, Minnie, Daffy, Krazy, Stan, and Homer—but her representations of them couldn’t be further from their usual plastic media.

Beatrice Caracciolo by George Negroponte
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All that I look for is right here in Beatrice Caracciolo’s work: weight, touch, light, atmosphere, scale. 

George Negroponte by Betsy Sussler
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At one time the paintings were all atmosphere. There was no ground, no topography upon which the eye could settle—time was fluid—and what lurked beneath the surface referred more to collective memory than the painter’s marks.

Lex Braes by Roland Legiardi-Laura
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One night Lex Braes came to a party in my loft, a bit of boisterous dance music, a dram or two of whisky, and a chance encounter with a fellow Scotsman were enough to send Braes into a rollicking frenzy of delight. 

James Nares by Glenn O'Brien
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James Nares played in a band or two, but today his improvisations are usually solos, and they take place on canvas or paper.

Untitled Drawing by Richard Nabhan
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Untitled, abstract ink drawing by Richard Nabhan.

Ruby Range by Don Steinmetz
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Gestural charcoal on paper drawing, Ruby Range by Don Steinmetz.

Two Drawings by Dan Asher
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Two oil pastel on canvas works, Bois Chenu (Jeanne La Pucelle) and Itzam Na T’UI by Dan Asher.

Flam Paradiddle by James Nares
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Il Tango di Capinere by Hella Santarossa
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