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Visual Art Essays

Art Essays from the Current Issue

Presence in a Space

The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear
Essay by Karen L. Mulder

Gathering the Light

Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel
Essay by Paul Anel

Art Essays from the Archive

Dancing to Strange Music: Diversity and Faith in the Visual Arts


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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Oliver Barratt: Poetry of the Void


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From the Lines of Life: Guy Chase and the Art of the (Extra)Ordinary


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A Spade is Not a Spade: The Art of Fabian Debora and the Mystery of Los Angeles


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From Specimen to Spectacle: The Unruly Art of Dayton Castleman


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Altars to the Unknown God: Modern Art for Modern Christians


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111th Street Jesus: The Art and Faith of Muralist Kent Twitchell


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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Far as the Curse is Found: The Art of Scott Kolbo


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years


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Attending to the Light: The Landscapes of David Dewey


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Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery


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A Celebration of Transient Beauty: The Photographic Art of Paul Kenny


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Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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The Word on the Street: The Photographs of Larry Racioppo


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Presence in a Space: The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear


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The Avant-Garde and Sacred Discontent: Contemporary Performance Artists Meet Ancient Jewish Prophets


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Carnal Beauties: The Art of Allison Luce


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Paradox of Flesh: The Art of Chris Ofili


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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Gerhard Richter: The Capacity for Belief


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The Mosque Outside the Mosque: Aerosol Arabic and the One Experience


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Plates from a Forgotten Book: The Paintings of Kim Alexander


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The Vessel and the Light: Ruth Weisberg Reads the Torah


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A Geology of the Sacred: Stephen Cox Reopens the Ancient Quarries


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Second Horizon: The Changing Vision of Odd Nerdrum


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The Intoxicating Eye: On Looking at Jila Peacock’s Ten Poems from Hafez


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The Thread that Weaves Life Together: Crossing Boundaries  with the Charis Exhibition


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System and Chaos: The Art of Linnéa Spransy


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A Painter’s Thoughts on the State of Painting


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Eat this Scroll: The Saint John’s Bible and the Word Made Flesh


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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Gravity and Grace: The Art of Richard Serra


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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Insider/Outsider/In: The Art of Jennifer Anne Moses


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Where Do You Stand? Anselm Kiefer’s Visual and Verbal Artifacts


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The House that Agnes Martin Built


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Peter Howson and the Harrowing of Hell


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Ritual Images


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Profound Faith, Profound Beauty: The Life and Art of Sadao Watanabe


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Something Happens


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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