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The Empty Bed

Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self
Essay by Morgan Meis

Ecstatic Dislocation

The Art of Sedrick Huckaby
Essay by Joe Milazzo

Web Exclusive: A Love Supreme

The Surprising Art of Sedrick Huckaby
Essay by Bruce Herman

Art Essays from the Archive

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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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The Mark of Cain


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Plate 8. Ira Lippke. Sweat Lodge, 2015. Archival pigment print. 40 x 56 inches.

Ritual Images


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Plate 15. Jered Sprecher. Redux, 2006. Oil on canvas. 96 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Jeff Bailey Gallery.

Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting


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Ecologies of Knowing


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The Vessel and the Light: Ruth Weisberg Reads the Torah


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Requiem for Brother John

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


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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PLATES 12 to 14. Thomas Denny. Ivor Gurney Windows (easterly lights and two details), 2014. Gloucester Cathedral. Stained glass with medieval fragments (not shown). Eight lights of 52 x 8 inches.

Walking Man: The Art of Thomas Denny


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PLATE 11. Linnéa Spransy. Repeat, Like Nothing Ever Has Been (detail)

System and Chaos: The Art of Linnéa Spransy


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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Paradox of Flesh: The Art of Chris Ofili


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PLATE 14. Olga Lah. Array, 2011. Sponges, storage pod. Torrance, California. All photos courtesy of the artist.

Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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


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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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Far as the Curse is Found: The Art of Scott Kolbo


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Recognizing the Stranger: The Art of Emmanuel Garibay


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Adrian Wiszniewski: A New Heaven and a New Earth


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


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Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum


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The Thread that Weaves Life Together: Crossing Boundaries  with the Charis Exhibition


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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


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Plate 17. Matthew Poindexter. Hell, 2006. Oil and enamel on paper. 22 ½ x 16 inches.

Something Happens


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Vanishing into the Work: The Franciscan Labors of James Munce


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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PLATE 13. Susie Hamilton. Beach, 2004. Acrylic on canvas. 52 x 52 inches.

In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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


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Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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Learning to Live on the Spiral Jetty


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy


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PLATE 6. Dayton Castleman. The End of the Tunnel, 2005. Steel pipe and fittings, paint, wood, hardware. Site-specific installation at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All photos by the artist.

From Specimen to Spectacle: The Unruly Art of Dayton Castleman


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The House that Agnes Martin Built


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


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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Plate 22. Jacob Collins. Self-Portrait (In Studio), 1992-94. Oil on canvas. 50 x 62 inches.

A Painter’s Thoughts on the State of Painting


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Plate 10. David Dewey. Full Moon Tide, 2010. Watercolor and gouache. 27½ x 40 inches. Caldbeck Gallery.

Attending to the Light: The Landscapes of David Dewey


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Gravity and Grace: The Art of Richard Serra


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Levity and Gravity: The Sculpture of David Robinson


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Where Do You Stand? Anselm Kiefer’s Visual and Verbal Artifacts


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