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Review: Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, And Conversations
If you are interested in the great painter Philip Guston (1913–1980), you will want this book. If you are interested in American painting from 1945 on, and into the future, you will want this book. If you enjoy a great talker in top form, you will want
Fast talk: A great artist bends your ear
| January 07, 2011
Open to interpretation
For decades, abstraction dominated avant-garde discourse, as painters worked to break art down to its basic elements, stripping away more and more of what seemed necessary to a painting, and then stripping away even more.
‘Abstraction in Providence’ at RIC’s Bannister Gallery
| April 02, 2010
Jack of all trades
Ken Greenleaf is a pretty familiar name around here. His byline has accompanied art reviews for this paper and others dating back to the late '70s. Among other things, I have heard him touted as an "authority on modernism."
Ken Greenleaf moves from the word to the walls
| December 18, 2009
Photography has been New England’s greatest contribution to art of the past century.
‘Focus on Four’ is a sharp sampler
| October 30, 2009
The thinker at mid century
A long time ago (say 70 years), in a galaxy far, far away (New York), a tired band of rebels ached to be the Next Big Thing.
| January 27, 2009
Stephen Pace came of age in New York in the circle of artists that included Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, and his particular friend Milton Avery.
Quality of light and experience develop over decades
| November 28, 2007
The memory of looking
In Wade Kramm’s 2006 sculpture Janus (Self Portrait), a plaster blob resembling a ridged vase sits atop a pedestal.
“Purpose Considered” at the Bristol Community College; plus, RISD’s “Urban America”
| February 13, 2007
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