Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fallen

Jane Hammond, Fallen, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2007 One day a war is declared, or maybe not even declared, just begun, with wave upon wave of flesh-ripping, child-melting, objective-winning devices. At some point the nation’s youth have to … Continue reading

Kimber Smith

At first, Kimber Smith’s paintings seem to be all about color, unadorned primaries held in a few simple shapes, evoking a modern lineage from Matisse to Color Field painting. Smith (1922-1981) was well aware of this impression, but also quick … Continue reading