Shawn Camp

ANGLE OF REFRACTION “What painting wants more than anything else is working space—space to grow with and expand into, pictorial space that is capable of direction and movement, pictorial space that encourages unlimited orientation and extension. Painting does not want to be confined by boundaries of edge and surface.” – Frank Stella Surface, line and … Continue reading Shawn Camp

William Geisler

Process by Marjorie Flanagan To work with materials one needs a space, just like a writer needs a page. Papers and piles and jars and wands and brushes and knives and drips. The visual impact of William Geisler’s home studio gives a vivid and lasting impression: encaustic wax medium heated over hot plates quite tempting … Continue reading William Geisler

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

VIOLENT CIRCUS

Rachel Wolfson Smith by Rachel Koper Recently, I had a studio visit with the Eyes Got It! winner Rachel Wolfson Smith as she prepared for her prized solo show. I have to say, she’s nailed it. Her exhibit is titled Midas, a reference to myth and humility. I am most interested in her dramatic imagery … Continue reading VIOLENT CIRCUS