Silhouettes

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Kara Walker & Larry Walker
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“I would like to do more of that kind of thing: travel, spend some time in a place and really work from a different vantage point. I don’t know what will happen in my work from that, but I trust my ability to find the tools to find my way into my work. I think I will sit out in the woods more.”

Seconds by Adam Simon & Matthew Sharpe
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This First Proof captures the collaboration between Adam Simon and Matthew Sharpe with text and paintings respectively.

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey
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I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my poems. 

Regina Silveira: Moving Perspective by Alexander Gray
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Throughout her career, Brazilian artist Regina Silveira has investigated the tension between movement and spatial perspective. 

Lari Pittman by David Pagel
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Painter Lari Pittman creates silhouetted scenes brimming with sexuality and nonsensicality—the folk art of a liberated past, channeled through the social realities of the present. Here, he discusses his envy of abstraction, and the horror of an empty bed.

Gary Stephan  by Georgia Marsh
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Gary Stephan aims for a middle ground between “the joke” and “the big deal” with the template-like forms in his paintings.

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