Reviewed by Judith Taylor CRAZY FROM THE HEAT: A Chronicle of Twenty Years in the Big Bend, James H. Evans / University of Texas Press 2011 James Evans considers himself primarily a portrait photographer, and his most recent book is indeed a portrait of place with a “profound understanding of light, the people of the … Continue reading Bookshelf

Fatima Ronquillo

Devotion by Rachel Haggerty Immediately engaging, the work of Fatima Ronquillo reminds us of another time, one that may or may not exist. Painted in a similar manner to that of the European masters and using much of the same language as Early American Colonial art and Latin American art, each piece feels like a … Continue reading Fatima Ronquillo

Marc Burckhardt

A Personal Conversation by Erin Keever Marc Burckhardt’s paintings are at once foreign and familiar. He paints in a figurative style that intentionally casts off current trends towards investigating mass reproduction, opting for a homemade, folk feel, but with a sophisticated edge. Burckhardt embraces tradition as a means to explore private realities and perhaps the … Continue reading Marc Burckhardt

Joyce Howell

by Rachel Haggerty Two canvases were poised on easels—one near completion and the other at the beginning of its creation. A palette sat near, iced with months of paint like a wedding cake that keeps getting licked before it can be served. On the far wall, seven paintings hung on pegs for inspection. I was … Continue reading Joyce Howell