by Alec Clayton – A look at the essential elements that lift the best of fine visual art above the mundane, including reviews ranging from Vincent van Gogh to the New York School to contemporary video, film and installation artists such as Bill Viola and Sandy Skoglund, plus reviews of many artists in the Pacific Northwest who are recognized regionally but do not enjoy the wider acclaim they richly deserve.
This is a book of art reviews and essays on art.
The Case Against Wall Fodder
Down with Namby Pamby Art
Abstract Art and Figurative Art
Regional Artists, Not Regional Art
Also included are selected reviews written for Art Access and The Weekly Volcano, including reviews of exhibitions by Vincent van Gogh, Bill Viola, Morris Graves and many more nationally and internationally known artists, and regional artists from the Pacific Northwest whose works are rarely reviewed anywhere else.
Americans in Paris
Ross Palmer Beecher
Contemporary Basket Invitational
The Great American Thing
Ric Hall and Ron Schmitt
Fay Jones and Gaylen Hansen
Paul and Dante Marioni
The New York School
Willie Ray Parish
Joseph Park and Phillip Pearlstein
Seattle Grunge Art
CJ Swanson and David Goldberg
“His interpretation reveals a breadth of knowledge that he generously shares without pretension, illuminating the art, the artists, and exhibits with a point of view that reveals his interest and curiosity in an honest and clear voice.” – Amy McBride, Public Arts Administrator
“This little book is great.” – Becky Hendrick, author of Getting It: a Guide to Understanding and Appreciating Art
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