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


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

BOOKSHELF: Martin Ramirez, Framing His Life and Art

Victor M. Espinosa, Published by University of Texas Press Release date, November 2015 by Clairborne Smith Imagine the story of a migrant from Mexico who ends up in a psychiatric hospital in California, where he devotes his time to creating idiosyncratic art that makes him a sought-after and respected artist (but not until after his … Continue reading BOOKSHELF: Martin Ramirez, Framing His Life and Art


University of Texas Press, 2015 by Claiborne Smith Artist Dan Rizzie has lived longer in Sag Harbor than he ever did in Texas, but he still, at the age of 63, after countless exhibitions and having his work in many prominent places (including the Museum of Modern Art), can’t shake the rap that he’s a … Continue reading DAN RIZZIE