Mechanations

John Peralta by Rachel Stephens There’s a strange but familiar object, outdated and broken Pushed far under a table in the stale vintage shop. I found it, sleeping under a pile of other unwanteds Counting the passage of time in dust. This tool, once so sturdy, now feels so fragile As I drag it from … Continue reading Mechanations

Rebecca Rothfus Harrell

Deftly Playing with Scale by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin Rebecca Rothfus Harrell kept her fascination with minerals and crystals somewhat a secret before she began creating a now years-long series of paintings. “I’ve always been intrigued by minerals but I didn’t really tell anyone how deep that interest was,” says the Austin-based artist. Her secret … Continue reading Rebecca Rothfus Harrell

Malou Flato

A Painter of Place by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin Top photograph by Victoria Goodman Malou Flato keeps her paints and brushes tidily arranged in a lidded plastic tub. On a mid-February visit to her studio, the tub rests on the floor near the door. “I’ve got everything I need in there, ready to go,” says … Continue reading Malou Flato