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// artist // Stasia Burrington

I am fond of charcoal drawings and inkwash paintings because of their monochromatic simplicity. They get to the essence. So when I wandered into the GR2 Gallery one day and saw work by Stasia Burrington, I didn’t hesitate to photograph her portraits of women. On her blog, Burrington calls her inkwash”sumi,” and this East Asian type … Continue reading

// conversation peace // what makes art art?

Night had fallen and so had rain. I arrived at a suburban home outside Portland, Oregon, and I did not know the hosts because my brother invited me there. The parents of the household were ethnically Jewish and born in Ukraine, and the father formerly served in the Israel Defense Forces. I didn’t bring up … Continue reading

not just another enclave | the Santa Fe Art Colony

The Brewery is one of the largest art colonies in the world with several hundred residents, and the Santa Fe Art Colony is not striving for that superlative. It is comfortable with its own identity with around 50 residents. Both colonies are in downtown LA and both colonies open twice a year to the public for … Continue reading

To Be Honest | You’re Not Going to Like This

I’m going to make this personal and impersonal. I’m going to pretend you love a contradiction. I’m going to pretend you are one. I’m going to keep the compositions of my photographs tight on the artists and their work and their materials—except for one image—because I’m not completely evil. I’m incompletely so. And I’m going … Continue reading