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Michael Scott

Intermittently since 1989, the New York painter Michael Scott has made black-and-white line paintings in enamel on large honeycomb aluminum panels. Intensely optical, each consists of one or more fi…

Gordon Moore

It's tricky to mix abstraction and illusionism. The abstract painter's fealty to materials and process is fundamentally different from the mimetic painter's goal of naturalistic depiction. Some year…

Nick Mauss

It seems that Nick Mauss loves drawing so much he wants to totally fuck with it. The 32-year-old Cooper Union grad, who is included in this year’s Whitney Biennial, has been showing internationally…

Ross Knight

Five works dated this year or last consti- tuted the sixth solo exhibition at Team for the midcareer New York-based sculptor Ross Knight. Consisting of dissimilar components conjoined in curious, a…

Richard Pousette-Dart

As a young painter in New York in the 1940s, Richard Pousette-Dart found himself among the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, though arguably he was not of them. Variously influenced by…

Robert Heinecken

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12 Notable Books of 2011

Art in America's critics write their way through the best of 2011. We've asked leaders in the fine arts to highlight the top works in their areas of special focus. Stephen Maine is a Brooklyn-based…

Sara Greenberger Rafferty


A century or so ago, championed by Alfred Stieglitz and Camera Work, the Pictorialist photographers emulated the visual characteristics of painting, often through extensive darkroom manipulation, in…

Robert Swain

For over four decades, Robert Swain has used painting to examine color as a phenomenological experience. Providing a thrilling, exhausting workout for the viewer's rods and cones, "Visual Sensations…

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