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Kara Walker

Having emerged in the 1990s among a group of artists (Nicole Eisenman, Lisa Yuskavage, Ann Agee) unafraid of pressing historical styles to contemporary purpose, Walker understands the many ways the pa…

Larry Walker

Since the 1960s, Larry Walker has pursued a rigorous artistic practice, often portraying human bodies and landscapes under duress. Raised in Harlem and educated in Detroit, he has lived since the…

Leonardo Drew

Number 161, a floor-to-ceiling installation winding through the gallery, was the dynamic centerpiece of this exhibition, which also included a dozen elegant wall sculptures (all works 2012). Made prim…

Josephine Halvorson

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Merlin James

Merlin James is one of those rare artists with a genuine appreciation for what it means to be part of a field, to be label-able, in his case, as a painter. Now on the far side of 50, James has been ma…

Marc Handelman

In using art to critique the dominant culture, one has to be careful not to replicate that which one means to criticize. Marc Handelman's recent exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins was commanded by 10 large…

Amy Sillman

By 2006, Amy Sillman had entirely banished from her colorful paintings the whimsical beings that had once populated them. An exhibition that year coorganized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Ga…

Leonardo Drew

Spatially aggressive, materially raw and ominous in tone, Leonardo Drew’s new work would surely convince anyone who doubts abstraction’s potential to tap depths of emotion. The artist’s recent solo…

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