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Art Essays from the Current Issue

Cindy Jackson’s Bevy of Bodies

Essay by Gordon L. Fuglie

Still Mending

South Africa between the Shadow and the Light
Essay by Rachel Hostetter Smith

Art Essays from the Archive

Cindy Jackson’s Bevy of Boisterous Bodies


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


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Candy and Copenhagen: Encountering the Art of Jonathan Castellino


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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Guy Kinnear: Male Call


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy


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


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


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


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


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In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Gravity and Grace: The Art of Richard Serra


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


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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The Vessel and the Light: Ruth Weisberg Reads the Torah


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


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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Gathering the Light: Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel


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Ecologies of Knowing


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Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years


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


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The Word on the Street: The Photographs of Larry Racioppo


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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Gerhard Richter: The Capacity for Belief


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From Specimen to Spectacle: The Unruly Art of Dayton Castleman


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Insider/Outsider/In: The Art of Jennifer Anne Moses


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Adrian Wiszniewski: A New Heaven and a New Earth


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


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Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum


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Of Mind and Matter


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A Painter’s Thoughts on the State of Painting


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The House that Agnes Martin Built


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


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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Levity and Gravity: The Sculpture of David Robinson


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


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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Paradox of Flesh: The Art of Chris Ofili


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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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Something Happens


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


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