by Julia Couzens Conceivably, the preeminent sense of Joachim Bandau’s deeply affecting watercolor paintings is blunt force silence.  Their grave and resonant quiet embraces stillness.  Water, paper, a single pigment and Japanese brush are the components Bandau uses to construct his work.  Without texture, visible brushwork, or compositional fillips and inventions, his paintings are […]

In this time of Zoom and Instagram, it’s as if we are flying above our own lives, bodiless viewers scanning bodiless things. Photogenic as their work is, seen in real life, Amos’s dazzling textile fabrications and Marsh’s mesmerizing vessels are primal entities — embodiments of energy, cracking live and urgent – formed by the internal relationships of their innovative processes and the imperiled region of material awe.

I am mostly at sea in the studio, adrift in reverie on good days, awash in doubt on the bad.  But forty years of working has taught me that moves come from failure and from the work I make while waiting in the wings.

  Markus Linnenbrink: Little Journeys and Cosmic Buckshot by Julia Couzens    In the Studio: The Making of HELLOIMYOURNEWTREE Markus Linnenbrink’s dazzlingly seductive work functions like painting, but it isn’t.  Working with epoxy resin, wooden supports, pigment, and a router mobilized by two joysticks, Linnenbrink constructs objects that examine both painting and sculpture.  He […]

Dialogue and criticism are integral to a vibrant arts community. With this view, I’ve invited Julia Couzens to write and edit posts about exhibitions and artists exhibiting at PSG. I’m excited and honored she has agreed to launch this experimental project – stay tuned!!! JULIA COUZENS is an artist who also writes about contemporary art. […]

Written by Julia Couzens Crusty, clotted, stacked, stamped, skewered and pinched, the ceramic art of Tony Marsh, Nancy Selvin, and Linda Sormin demonstrates clay’s power to defy expectations, to pick apart genre hierarchies, and to vehemently advocate for sensual exuberance. As a repository of touch, clay is unparalleled. As a medium for excavating social constructs, […]