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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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


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Vanishing into the Work: The Franciscan Labors of James Munce


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Spiral Jetty

Learning to Live on the Spiral Jetty


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In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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The Intoxicating Eye: On Looking at Jila Peacock’s Ten Poems from Hafez


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Candy and Copenhagen: Encountering the Art of Jonathan Castellino


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Louise McClary: Landscapes of Love


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Of Mind and Matter


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Still Mending: South Africa between the Shadow and the Light


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Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Guy Kinnear: Male Call


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Something Happens


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


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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Gathering the Light: Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel


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


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Secret Identities, Shifting Shapes:
The Graphic Novels of Gene Luen Yang


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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Presence in a Space: The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear


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Marc Quinn: The Matter of Life and Death


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Appropriation and Representation


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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