My Juno

Even now, several years after she died, I still see Juno curled up in her chair when I first walk in the room. I still smell her; that warm, doggie smell- sometimes leathery, sometimes something riper. But always the smell […]

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Francis Cunningham

It was at The League that Francis Cunningham met the artist whose teachings hit him with the force of revelation- Edwin Dickinson. Dickinson introduced him to the tool that would consume Cunningham for the entirety of his career; the color-spot. A […]

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Crossing to Safety

Christopher Gallego’s Tenth Avenue drawing series I could give all to Time except – exceptWhat I myself have held. But why declareThe things forbidden that while the Customs sleptI have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,And what I would not […]

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A Whole Harvest of Invention

Lennart Anderson: A RetrospectiveThe New York Studio School, October 18 – November 28, 2021 I distinctly remember my high school painting teacher, Francis Cunningham, criticizing a student’s still-life painting, and the question came down to choice of objects. He said […]

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Edwin Dickinson’s Painting “Gas Tank”

Walking through the landscape, your eyes unconsciously register the broad visual characteristics of the day: the color harmonies proffered by the weather and the season, and the general note of the vegetation. It also notes the big relationship of the […]

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Book Madness by Lorette C. Luzajic, Translated into Urdu by Saad Ali

​کتاب دیوانگی میں کتاب خانے کے اندر گئی میرا ارادہ تو نہیں تھا، مگر میں گئی میں نے وہ سب دیکھا جو میں ڈھونڈتی تھی کتابیں جن سے میں جان چھڑا چکی تھی اور جگہ بنانے کی دیوانگی میں شیلوز […]

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Three Ekphrastic Poems by William Sharpe

"Support," "Tower Of 
(Pile XXVII)," and "Life Class"

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The Portrait “Ralph” by Diego Catalán Amilivia

The model sits within the frame with the formality and elegance of a Pollaiuolo. They both have elegantly coiffed headdresses—each, very much of its time. Ralph’s massive, spongey dreadlocks place him as the latest in a line of men going […]

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‘Discarded and Destroyed Books’ Series by Donald Scharfe

my goodness each viewing there is something else I guess you’ve gone and done it I suppose the robes are also a constraint, and the series will be everywhere if you let it on some levels of memorial Motherwell doesn’t […]

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In Memoriam: Anthony (Bud) Panzera, 1941–2020

  In the painting, a single ocean wave rolls gently towards the shore. It is a murky greenish-blue, as if it arose out of the misty background of a Leonardo. The wave is briny and heavily laden with sand as […]

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