Chris Martin’s bigness

Chris Martin, “Staring into the Sun… (4 → 7 → 11),” 2003, oil on canvas, three parts, 143 x 129″ each. When I first started writing for The Rail, in an article about the Tomma Abts show at the New Museum, I took a quote from a  Chris Martin interview out of context, suggesting that … read more… “Chris Martin’s bigness”

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The New Casualists

Contributed by Sharon Butler / The pioneers of abstraction—the Cubists, the Abstract Expressionists, the Minimalists—emerged from firm and identifiable aesthetic roots and developed their own philosophies. In the competitive maelstrom of 20th century art, those philosophies became dogmas, and the dogmas outright manifestos. In the new century, many abstract painters are saying goodbye to all … read more… “The New Casualists”

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