Category Archives: Drawing

Drawing the Line

Often, people wanting to disavow themselves of artistic ability say “I can’t draw a straight line,” as if drawing an unwavering line had anything to do with art. In fact it is in the squiggles where it starts to get … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

For years, Harry Naar has been championing the work of other artists. In his gallery at Rider University’s Bart Leudeke Center, he has been showcasing artists for so long, he barely remembers the years – it’s been about 30. And … Continue reading

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Puzzles of the Brain

By now, many are familiar with the story of Lonni Sue Johnson. A spate of media, from The New York Times and NPR, as well as local Princeton publications, wrote about the highly successful illustrator, with six New Yorker covers … Continue reading

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What We Owe the Earth

Eve Ingalls is on an archaeological dig. She is examining the surface of the earth, and what we have done to it. Whether working in sculpture, paint, or drawing, she is redrawing the earth, with its scarred surfaces, showing us … Continue reading

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Drawn Through Nature

For the love of sheep, Susan MacQueen is back! This time she’s in a two-person show with Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser at the Veridian Gallery in Pennington. “I have explored the image of sheep through sculpture, installation, monoprint and most recently, drawing,” … Continue reading

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Symbol of the Human Predicament

I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Noyes Museum in Oceanville is exhibiting the work of Jacob Landau through Jan. 2. Says the exhibition blurb: “Provocative and inspiring Landau bears witness to man’s responsibility for injustice… Timeless and relevant … Continue reading

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Drawing on Henry Moore

“[Drawing] is a deep, strong fundamental struggle to find oneself…” –Henry Moore When we think of Henry Moore, we think of his sculptures that reinvent the human body, undulating forms of women and children, often with holes or cavities. Of … Continue reading

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Space Travel

While in Bath, Maine, I stopped in at Judson Pottery. I had passed the sign for it before but it was never open during my visits, so was excited to see the “open today” sign out front. I was expecting … Continue reading

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Inner Vision

I know this table! I’m pretty sure I saw this in his studio when I visited John Sears several years ago. The late Mr. Sears’ illustration will be on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum‘s Bucks County and … Continue reading

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Inside a Head

Jonathan Shahn is a crank. (It’s safe to write this, because he’s promised he will not read this article, although his wife might.) That’s not the impression this writer formed, but one the sculptor seems bent on projecting. “Uncooperative” is … Continue reading

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