Author Archives: Hilarie M. Sheets

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Waves of Light

From bulbs to neon and fluorescent tubing to LEDs and other electronic creations, artists are using light—as material and subject—to comment on everything from advertising to spirituality. Read More

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Optical Delusions

In Tim Eitel’s monumental canvases, walls might be space, interiors could be exteriors, and the figures could be either real or imagined. Read More

UNDERRATED Judy Pfaff, Ziggurat (detail), 1981. Although she was awarded a MacArthur grant, Pfaff is still not given her due. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND AMERINGER & YOHE FINE ART, NEW YORK
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Underrated/Overrated

Which artists have been overlooked? And which have we been looking at too much?. Read More

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Cut It Out!

Kara Walker’s cutout silhouettes of antebellum racial stereotypes are lewd, provocative—and beautiful. Kara Walker’s cutout silhouettes of antebellum racial stereotypes are lewd, provocative—and beautiful Read More

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The Mod Bod

Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Modified, magnified, dissected, and erected, the body takes on unexpected shapes when sculptors use it as a metaphor for emotions. Read More

Peter Edlund calls attention to what wasn't shown in the landscapes of the past, as in Majestic America: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 (after A. Durand), 1999.
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Reinventing the Landscape

From the spiritual to the technological, the sublime to the revolutionary, today's landscape painters are transforming the genre. Read More

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Baffled, Bewildered—and Smitten

How to learn to stop worrying and love the art you don't understand. Read More