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Will Bruno, Something Shocking, 2014. Oil on paper, 15 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
An adventurer in the Pacific Northwest exhibits the record of his recent journeying. ...
 
Emmanuel Cooper, Stoneware with volcanic glaze (detail), ca. 1990s. Courtesy of the artist and Ruthin Craft Centre. Photograph by Dewi Tannatt Lloyd.
Darren Jones remembers the elemental work and personality of the English ceramicist. ...
 
Jawad al Malhi, Measures of Uncertainty XIV, 2014. Oil on canvas, 206 x 161 centimeters. Courtesy of the artist and Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Jawad al Malhi’s work documents the lives, struggles and culture of young men in the Middle East. ...
 


David Ben White


No. 12 is an unoccupied Tel Aviv penthouse, still filled with the rich lives of its past owners – Sarah, a Berlin-trained psychiatrist, born nearly 100 years ago in Palestine, and her flamboyant husband Bandi, who designed the building. The flat is as it was left, with its fine books, grand piano, paintings by Bandi…


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On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau


Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia May 9 to September 13, 2003  Victorian wallpaper was used as a status symbol along with other tasteful furnishings by the burgeoning bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Densely packed and richly colored, its heyday coincided with the apex of mechanical reproduction. Oddly enough, this “machine-made” quality is what English designers…


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Warren Rohrer: Paintings 1972-1993


Philadelphia Museum of Art June 22 – August 17, 2003  Rohrer was a native of Pennsylvania; significantly a native of Lancaster County, where he was raised in a Mennonite farming community. He was supposed to become a minister and a farmer. The Mennonite community is a separatist Christian group which emigrated from Europe and settled…


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Greetings from Ohio. . .Wish You Were Here!


When I decided to leave New York City for the flatlands of central Ohio, my friends and acquaintances wondered if I had lost my head. “Why,” they asked, “would you leave New York City if you want to write about art?” As if no good art worth writing about existed outside Manhattan. Why Ohio? Other…