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Humdinger

by Matt Sutherland

Brush, charcoal, chisel, file, lathe, and potter’s wheel, yes, but what is it about artists’ tools like the chainsaw and welding torch that fail to impress so many art lovers and critics—as if real art can’t possibly come from... Read More

Book Review

Eric Wert

by Matt Sutherland

Artists lean toward the eccentric, it’s true—each artist in their own way. When asked about his early decision to exclusively paint still lifes of flowers and fruit, Eric Wert had this to say: “Because I’m not very social, and... Read More

Book Review

Auseklis Ozols

by Jeff Fleischer

New Orleans-based painter Auseklis Ozols spent decades producing beautiful work that usually depicts real-life subject matter. His work is now celebrated in John Kemp’s book, which features dozens of Ozols’s works and shows his... Read More

Book Review

Paper Dolls

by Matt Sutherland

What the world needs is more whimsy. More collage with colored paper, pussy bows, peacock feathers, and sticky tape to keep the whole together. Yes, whimsy—in this case, in a picture book shape, featuring a preening poet playing make... Read More

Book Review

Pictographs

by Peter Dabbene

The pictographs read like nature-administered Rorschach tests, with interpretations revealing themselves after prolonged analysis. Pictographs: The Graphic Art of James Simon Mishibinijima showcases the intriguing and haunting art of a... Read More

Book Review

Frescoes by the Bay

by Rachel Jagareski

"Frescoes by the Bay" is a two-volume visual tour of the wealth of fresco murals in the San Francisco area. Karen Norton-Sinell provides detailed research and extensive commentary about the frescoes’ history, composition, iconography,... Read More

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