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Visual Art Essays

Art Essays from the Archive

Recognizing the Stranger: The Art of Emmanuel Garibay


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Hanging Gardens: The Drawings of Gala Bent


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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


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The Visual Jewishness of Mark Podwal


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Approaching the Iceberg: Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church


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Pixelated Glories: The Graphic Excursions of Kathy T. Hettinga


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Presence in a Space: The Flickering Contradictions of Martin Puryear


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Candy and Copenhagen: Encountering the Art of Jonathan Castellino


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Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting


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Gathering the Light: Sean Scully’s Montserrat Chapel


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Still Points: The Quiet Spaces of Wolfgang Laib


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Active Sight: Vija Celmins and Jackson Pollock from Pictorialism to Perception


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Zhi Lin: A New Old Master


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The Word on the Street: The Photographs of Larry Racioppo


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Allegorical Strays: The Art and Craft of James Mellick


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Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy


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Redemptive Grit: The Ordinary Artistry of Gerald Folkerts


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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A Reflection in the Window: Gerhard Richter Longs for More


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Ritual Images


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Vanishing into the Work: The Franciscan Labors of James Munce


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The Vessel and the Light: Ruth Weisberg Reads the Torah


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Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland


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


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The Mark of Cain


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Gerhard Richter: The Capacity for Belief


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The House that Agnes Martin Built


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Second Line and the Art of Witness: Steve Prince’s Katrina Suite


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


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Secret Identities, Shifting Shapes:
The Graphic Novels of Gene Luen Yang


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


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Peter Howson and the Harrowing of Hell


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Still Mending: South Africa between the Shadow and the Light


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Mirrormind: Lia Chavez and the Artistic Process


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Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence


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To Make People Wonder: The Collaborative Portraits of Fritz Liedtke


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


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Something Happens


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Walking Man: The Art of Thomas Denny


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Karen Laub-Novak: A Catholic Expressionist in the Era of Vatican II


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Adrian Wiszniewski: A New Heaven and a New Earth


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


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


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In Search of the Beautiful: The Art of Susie Hamilton


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Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery


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Levity and Gravity: The Sculpture of David Robinson


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Louise McClary: Landscapes of Love


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Ecologies of Knowing


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


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