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Visual Art Essays

Art Essays from the Current Issue

Presence in a Space

The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear
Essay by Karen L. Mulder

Gathering the Light

Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel
Essay by Paul Anel

Art Essays from the Archive

Something Happens


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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


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Walking Man: The Art of Thomas Denny


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Adrian Wiszniewski: A New Heaven and a New Earth


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Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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Hanging Gardens: The Drawings of Gala Bent


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


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


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The House that Agnes Martin Built


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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


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


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Vanishing into the Work: The Franciscan Labors of James Munce


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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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The Vessel and the Light: Ruth Weisberg Reads the Torah


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Levity and Gravity: The Sculpture of David Robinson


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In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Redemptive Grit: The Ordinary Artistry of Gerald Folkerts


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Gerhard Richter: The Capacity for Belief


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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Altars to the Unknown God: Modern Art for Modern Christians


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Recognizing the Stranger: The Art of Emmanuel Garibay


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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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Gathering the Light: Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy


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Spiral Jetty

Learning to Live on the Spiral Jetty


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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The Mark of Cain


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Karen Laub-Novak: A Catholic Expressionist in the Era of Vatican II


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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


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


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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A Painter’s Thoughts on the State of Painting


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


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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Louise McClary: Landscapes of Love


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


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