Andrew Moszynski on why optimism is at the heart of the socioeconomic statements Fernanda Laguna makes with her paintings, drawings, poems and plays.
Kuitca, whose new work is at the Drawing Center through December 16, speaks with Duville about provocation, his winter of discontent, and a nomadism of the mind.
Roberto Juarez on the way that Robert Brinker’s paper cutouts balance warm, Disney-like comfort with strident sensuality. Brinker’s exhibition Command X will be at Gallery 212 in Aspen, Colorado through June 30th.
Peter Saul—who’s satirizing the American politics and pop culture in his ribald paintings since the 1960s—has a show at Veneklasen/Werner in Berlin through June 29.
James Siena on how painter Chris Martin’s long, difficult career is finally paying off.
Painters Steve DiBenedetto and David Humphrey on what mind-altering drugs have in common with Venturi, Cezanne, Catholicism, and heavy metal.
From street murals to the gallery, our cover artists create a visual diary, culling from Brazilian folklore, a vibrant personal iconography, and graffiti culture.
As a child, Doig lived in Trinidad; he relocated there in 2000, followed soon after by Ofili. The old friends, both painters, met to discuss how a place and its history reinvents subject.
The two painters, old friends, discuss craft and the American way in a conversation that ranged from basketball to the nature of art. Zucker’s work is at Mary Boone Gallery through April 27.
Steve Earle on how Robbie Conal’s satirical, defiantly political drawings involve a constant process of teaching and learning.
Rochelle Feinstein on how contradictory values and techniques drive the paintings and sculptures of Pam Lins.
Brooklyn poet Christian Hawkey and Swedish painter Mamma Andersson begin this correspondence with a rumination on memory, architecture, and turtles.
Walker’s charged antebellum imagery has engendered heated debate. Poet Matthea Harvey charts the personal and historical sources of its provocation.
Amy Sillman on the delirious tension between knowing and not-knowing in the paintings of Ellen Birkenblit, who’s new work is on view at Anton Kern Gallery through March 30.
An artists on artists text on Painter Doug Ashford by Steve Kurtz, accompanied by several paintings by Doug Ashford, the first titled War Is Over.
An artists on artists text on Painter Camille Rose Garcia by Ryan Nole, accompanied by four paintings by Camille Rose Garcia, the first titled Antarctic Suburban Outpost.
Text on painter Joe Fyfe by American Poet Marjorie Welish, accompanied by three paintings of acrylic and gesso on terrycloth, canvas, and burlap, the first titled La Gloire by Joe Fyfe.
Heir to the American visionary tradition, Bill Jensen’s art evolves through an intuitive process grounded in the act of painting. Poet John Yau tracks a lifetime. Jensen’s work is at Cheim & Read through February 18.
For the 2007 Americas issue, Roberto Juarez underscores the distinctly Hispanic elements of the quirky kinky graphic art of Paul Henry Ramirez.
Untitled oil on linen painting from 1960. This article is only available in print.
Artist Sasha Chavchavadze speaks about her family’s royal past in pre-Socialist Russia and what drove to create the collection Matchwork.
An artists on artists text on Artist Gregory Blackstock by Leah Beeferman, accompanied by several drawings by Gregory Blackstock, the first titled The Irish Joys.
Award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell instigates an epistolary exchange with painter Judith Linhares on dream theory and Emily Dickinson. Linhares’ new show Riptide opened at Edward Thorp Gallery on February 25th.
Mimi Thompson and Keith Sonnier on how Lluis Lleó’s family lineage and his interest in cooking inspire him, as well as how his paintings dare to extend out into space.
Dona Nelson on how Steven Charles’ nearsightedness aids and inspires the creation of his swarming, colorful, jam-packed abstracts.
New York-based painter Joe Fyfe interviews Bernard Piffaretti about Piffaretti’s signature take on abstraction. Fyfe recently curated the exhibition Le Tableau at Chiem & Read, which features work by Piffaretti.
Keith Mayerson on how Randy Wray’s paintings and sculptures channel a Southern gothic sensibility through a 21st-century surrealist technique. Mayerson is currently showing work at Derek Eller Gallery.
James Casebere on the mesmerizing, indefinable anatomical forms found in the drawings and paintings of Brian Wood.
David Salle on how Kate Manheim’s work as an actor informs the creation of her rich, kaleidoscopic abstracts.