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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Certain images….

  “Certain images carry private little excitements in the mind”.  E. L. Doctorow wrote that, but I’m guessing that he wasn’t thinking about coastal seascapes.  But coastal views continue to fascinate me, and I find myself working on them again, just when I thought I was productively engaged on an entirely different kind of painting. […]

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Helen Frankenthaler

  I saw one of those tiny notices in the New Yorker about a show of work at the Knoedler Gallery in New York. The Knoedler’s website has a series of photos of the installation, with the beautiful colors glowing in a serene white gallery space.  Although I recently claimed I wouldn’t set foot on an airplane […]

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Art and Politics

Recent political turmoil around collective bargaining has made me think of the larger and longer historical struggles for worker rights. There is no place where these struggles have been more beautifully documented than in the public murals of Mexico. Last month in Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, we saw murals by the […]

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