Reflecting on Vermeer

Reflecting on Vermeer

Reflecting on Vermeer By Riad Miah “Every work of art causes the receiver to enter into a certain kind of relationship both with him who produced, or is producing, the art, and with all those who, simultaneously, previously, or subsequently, receive the same artistic...
Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends

If you could talk to any artist, dead or alive, whom would you choose? What would you ask? I know from hard-won experience that artists can be maddeningly difficult to talk to. While some—Frank Stella and Jim Dine are two who come to mind—are on good terms with the...
Time-Traveling Art Critics

Time-Traveling Art Critics

In times like these it’s tempting to fantasize what life might have been like in another century, another culture, among a coterie of friends and acquaintances who had things on their minds other than the pandemic and insane politicians. I’ve occasionally wondered...
Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman has made her reputation as a photographer in black and white, using human subjects (“Of Men, Strength and Vulnerability” was one acclaimed series). But when Covid19 shut down contact with others, she needed to venture into new territory. After her...
Donald Martiny

Donald Martiny

Donald Martiny’s earliest memory of being mesmerized by paint comes from kindergarten, when he lived in Schenectady, NY, and had “a teacher who was really stingy about art supplies,” he recalls. “She would give us only two jars of poster paint, and I remember being...