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One Piece: The Old Bars (after M.H.) by David Salle
David Salle The Old Bars

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

Studio Visit: Cy Gavin by Ryan Chapman
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Paint and plenty of fauna in a Dutchess County barn

Jordan Kantor by Dean Rader
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When I look at Jordan Kantor’s visual art, I think of poems.

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.”

Rita Ackermann by Josh Smith
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We listen in as two painters talk painting, studio practice, and the way their works live out in the world.

Alice Neel’s Uptown by Zack Hatfield
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Portraits of Harlem before gentrification

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.”

Ellen Cantor’s Magical Thinking by Nicola Tyson
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Ellen Cantor (1961–2013) was a prolific artist with an ardent vision that was personal, communal, and political. In the years before her untimely death, she had produced a complex body of work spanning painting, sculpture, drawing, and especially film and video. Her work—an open expression of her own sexuality—faced censorship battles in both the UK and Switzerland in the 1990s.

David Brody by Elliott Green
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David Brody has discovered a way to improvise abstraction with the help of math, producing exaggerated perspectives that make you feel the excitement of flying. The flight path might be up or down—depending on where you look—over familiar yet impossible imaginary places.

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.”

Portia Zvavahera by Netsayi
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“I’m a Zimbabwean and I should show in my paintings where I’m from. In our culture, when you have a dream about dogs, cows, or whatnot, it means an evil spirit is coming to attack.”

Portfolio by Cy Gavin
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“How does it feel to be a problem? they say, I know an excellent colored man in my town; or, I fought at Mechanicsville; or, Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil? To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word.

Allison Katz by Rosanna Mclaughlin
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Insufferable familiarity.

On Michael Gregory’s Western Construct by Stephen Ratcliffe
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Chuck Webster by Samuel Jablon
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Painting fast and slow: Chuck Webster gives us a peek inside his studio.

Heather Morgan by Samuel Jablon
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Samuel Jablon speaks with artist Heather Morgan about scandalous women, female identity, and the “peculiar kind of intensity” that informs her work.

Sascha Braunig by Aaron Gilbert
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Sascha Braunig speaks with fellow artist Aaron Gilbert on transformative acts of the body, and the transformative act of painting.

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