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Amy Ellingson: Chopping Wood on the Astral Plane

The distance between concept and execution, says the artist, is what makes a painting “a contemporary object.”

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Artist Profile: Chris McCaw

If the precision of digital photographs leave you cold, Chris McCaw has the antidote. The raw beauty of his images recalls the pioneering days of the medium.

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Jane Rosen @ Braunstein/Quay

What is it that nature has to show us if we have the eyes to see it? And what is seeing, anyway? These are questions Rosen has explored for a long time.

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Video: Patrick Dougherty @ Palo Alto Art Center

Watch this video and learn how Dougherty transforms tons of sticks into architectural masterpieces that quite literally jump the nature/culture divide.

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Artist Profile: Robert Brady

Whether scouring the desert, reading about tribal art or traveling in foreign lands, Bob Brady has always had a knack for creatively re-purposing objects, ideas and experiences.

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Profile: Peter VandenBerge

There’s plenty of mystery in Peter VandenBerge’s elongated, primitive faces; but their punch comes from a distinct brand of ‘60s-era, Duchamp-influenced absurdism.

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Artist Profile: Michael Stevens

In Michael Stevens’ Howdy Doody-meets-Alfred Hitchcock universe, demons lurk behind white picket fences, and what looks wholesome at first glance could be…

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Artist Profile: Alan Chin

After tragedy strikes, Alan Chin asks: “How am I alive? How am I still functioning?” For answers, he paints the very essence of life.

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Claudia Bernardi @ 40 Acres

When it comes to integrating art and human rights, printmaker/installation artist Claudia Bernardi has few peers.

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Profile: Robert Ortbal

Robert Ortbal has created a phantasmagorical universe of objects that play on familiar associations but defy comparisons to any actual terrestrial forms you may know.

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