Art

Spectral Symmetries: Self-Portraiture by Brenda Mann Hammack

April 24, 2020

The mysteries of being grow ever-more obscure in the digitally manipulated self portraits of artist Brenda Mann Hammack.

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Uneasy Alchemy: The Art of Aurora Consurgens

December 5, 2018

The unknown illustrator of the Aurora Consurgens, an obscure alchemical treatise of the 15th century, produced metaphor-rich artworks that are strange, disturbing, raw — and curiously intriguing.

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Strange Hybrids: The Art of Robert W. Walker

June 19, 2018

The art of Ohio-based painter Robert Walker leaps from genre tropes to the nakedly reactive core of your id, creating images that are visceral, beautiful, full of intrigue — and real danger. From his “environmental surrealism” to a gorgeously disturbing Wonderland, you are advised to proceed with caution.

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Let Them Eat Blood Cake: The Gross Food Porn of Craig Latchaw

January 29, 2016

Somewhere between a punk-rock Harvey Kurtzman and R. Crumb guesting on “Top Chef” are Craig Latchaw’s gleefully gross gourmet recipes, seasoned with all the farmworker abuses, assembly-line injuries, and accumulated factory filth of today’s food industry.

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A Dream Library: The Art of David Slebodnick

November 12, 2015

Youngstown, Ohio-based artist David Slebodnick pulls pages out of children’s books from dream libraries. When encountering these works one has the sense of holding a bound volume of them, accompanied by verse or some fabulous narrative to mark the borders between the wakeful day and sleep.

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The Bus Drawings: A 9/11 Survivor’s Diary

December 4, 2014

9/11 survivor Thomas Haddad’s wildly diverse and phantasmagorical artworks have the mythic detailing of a tarot deck, and a sense of the grotesque that invokes underground comics, Ralph Steadman and Gerald Scarfe.

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