Elisa Decker: Hiding in Plain Sight

Elisa Decker: Hiding in Plain Sight

Elisa Decker’s photographs uncover the magic of the microcosm, the mysterious accidents awaiting discovery by the artist’s cunning eye. She has found enchanted landscapes in mud puddles and dreamlike worlds behind rain-streaked windows. In the images shown here, an...
A Modest Proposal for Recycling Monuments

A Modest Proposal for Recycling Monuments

One by one the old, bad monuments come tumbling down. In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd, protesters removed statues deemed racist and offensive, focusing first on heroes of the Confederacy like Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. But...
Artists Respond to the Pandemic Part 3

Artists Respond to the Pandemic Part 3

We are now rounding out the fourth month of the Covid-19 pandemic, a worldwide catastrophe that, as of now, shows no signs of fully abating, especially in the United States and a few other countries that have been slow to realize the serious need of playing it safe....
Anne Gilman

Anne Gilman

Anne Gilman’s oversized scroll “drawings” unfurl across the floor, against walls, from the ceiling, and sometimes over tabletops with a graceful ease that belies their sometimes anguished or anxious content. I put drawings in quotes because there is so much more going...
Looking Back

Looking Back

Artists reflect on changes, shifts, departures, and continuity I’m fairly sure it was Chicago artist Sharon Swidler who mentioned a year or so ago that she was riffling through her inventory and remarking on the absence of abrupt departures in her work. I tucked the...