SENSE OF HOME

The Art of Richard Stout written by Judith Taylor In August, the nation watched as hurricane forces brought devastation to the Gulf Coast. As Hurricane Harvey made landfall, I received an advance release of Sense of Home / The Art of Richard Stout, published by Texas A&M Press. Home, for Stout, is the southeast coastal region hit by Harvey. … Continue reading SENSE OF HOME

FLATBED at 25

Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith by Judith Taylor Released this month, Flatbed Press at 25, published by the University of Texas Press, is described as “a visual feast for connoisseurs of contemporary printmaking.” Indeed, a visual feast it is. Beautifully illustrated, the book chronicles the 25-year history of collaboration and printmaking by the highly … Continue reading FLATBED at 25

Contemporary Sculpture

Speaking Silence by Judith Taylor The contemplative nature of contemporary sculpture is to a large degree driven by the language of silence. Artists meld form and material seamlessly to create objects that engage and spark our curiosity. Christine Finkelstein, in her article “Studying Contemporary Sculpture” (Sculpture magazine) reinforces this idea of contemplation when she says, … Continue reading Contemporary Sculpture