Staging the Landscape: The Sculptural Work of Jason Urban

Julia V. Hendrickson In the mid-to-late 18th century, in the heyday of Western European landscape painting, philosophical debates over the nature of aesthetics centered around the concepts of beauty and the sublime. Edmund Burke famously made the distinction that balance, smoothness, and color lay in the realm of the beautiful, whereas vastness and terror were … Continue reading Staging the Landscape: The Sculptural Work of Jason Urban

Ellen Heck

Printing Character by Catherine Zinser Ellen Heck does not make prints; she is a printmaker. What’s the difference? A printmaker bows to the age-old processes mastered hundreds of years ago yet has an expert understanding of the medium in order to manipulate it at will. Artists who merely make prints seem to be interested only … Continue reading Ellen Heck