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Ron Nagle

Ron Nagle is among those artists working in ceramics who understand the propensity of human imagination to take flight at the humblest cue. “The minuscule, a narrow gate,” wrote Gaston Bachelard, “ope…

Leidy Churchman

A scavenger whose painted appropriations strike an earnest chord, the New York-based artist Leidy Churchman (b. 1979) culls from the miraculous detritus of our visual world.

Peter Saul

Like Robert Colescott, another artist who did not hesitate to offend in his skewering of U.S. culture, Peter Saul has never toed the line of art-world taste (or tastefulness), remaining staunchly figu…

Lutz Bacher

One always treads uncertain territory with Lutz Bacher, who has made a habit of elusiveness; assuming a pseudonym early in her 40-year career, she has maintained a slippery identity for herself and he…

Rosalyn Drexler

In opening his essay for the catalogue to “Rosalyn Drexler: Vulgar Lives,” critic and curator Robert Cozzolino aptly writes that the artist “has been discovered and rediscovered so many times that the…

Judith Scott

Judith Scott (1943-2005) did not begin making art until her mid 40s, but over an 18-year period, from 1987 until her death, she worked on that art tirelessly. 

Alex Hay

Before seeing the works on display at this recent Alex Hay show, one passed through an exhibition by Medardo Rosso.

In the Studio: Tommy Hartung

When it comes to the Bible, Tommy Hartung has some unique qualifications. Raised on a modest farm in Sheridan, a tiny rural town in upstate New York midway between Buffalo and Erie, Penn., the…

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