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Judith Scott Defies Categorization

From the moment I walked into the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum to see the work of Judith Scott, I felt I had entered a sacred space. A reverence hung in the air, as though I had entered an ancient tomb delicately arrayed with sarcophaguses. Or perhaps I had […]

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An Interview With Phil Demise Smith

When I arrive at Phil Demise Smith’s apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens, I am immediately greeted by a small, long-haired and very excited Chihuahua named Kandinsky. His moniker is an obvious homage to Vasily Kandinsky,1 the twentieth century Russian-born painter, musician, and art-theorist. Through his large figurative and expressive works, Kandinsky—the artist, not the dog—sought […]

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Speaking With Maria Schlomman

Maria Schlomann first started painting on shoes when she was a teenager. At the thought, she is 2% sheepish, the rest matter-of-fact. “I used to paint on jeans, too. I had fun with that.” Her shoe art is sensitive and detailed, but wearable material is not Maria’s primary medium. She tends to draw in black […]

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Speaking with Ruby Pearl

Ruby Pearl entered her first art competition at the age of four. “Come to find out, I won first prize. The thing is, they didn’t know I was a little girl.” It was not, Ruby hastens to say, a children’s art competition. The winning piece was not a stick figure. It was a painting – […]

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