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Art Essays from Issue 94

Art Essays from the Archive

Walking Man: The Art of Thomas Denny


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Of Mind and Matter


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Ritual Images


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Active Sight: Vija Celmins and Jackson Pollock from Pictorialism to Perception


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From the Lines of Life: Guy Chase and the Art of the (Extra)Ordinary


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Paradox of Flesh: The Art of Chris Ofili


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Dancing to Strange Music: Diversity and Faith in the Visual Arts


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Hanging Gardens: The Drawings of Gala Bent


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Second Line and the Art of Witness: Steve Prince’s Katrina Suite


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Louise McClary: Landscapes of Love


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The Avant-Garde and Sacred Discontent: Contemporary Performance Artists Meet Ancient Jewish Prophets


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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A Spade is Not a Spade: The Art of Fabian Debora and the Mystery of Los Angeles


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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Guy Kinnear: Male Call


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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Peter Howson and the Harrowing of Hell


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111th Street Jesus: The Art and Faith of Muralist Kent Twitchell


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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Eat this Scroll: The Saint John’s Bible and the Word Made Flesh


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Seeing Through the Darkness: Georges Rouault’s Vision of Christ


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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A Celebration of Transient Beauty: The Photographic Art of Paul Kenny


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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Still Mending: South Africa between the Shadow and the Light


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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Ecologies of Knowing


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System and Chaos: The Art of Linnéa Spransy


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Presence in a Space: The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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Profound Faith, Profound Beauty: The Life and Art of Sadao Watanabe


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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Adrian Wiszniewski: A New Heaven and a New Earth


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From Specimen to Spectacle: The Unruly Art of Dayton Castleman


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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Something Happens


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A Geology of the Sacred: Stephen Cox Reopens the Ancient Quarries


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting


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Spiral Jetty

Learning to Live on the Spiral Jetty


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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A Painter’s Thoughts on the State of Painting


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The Mosque Outside the Mosque: Aerosol Arabic and the One Experience


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Recognizing the Stranger: The Art of Emmanuel Garibay


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