Articles by Talking Pictures

Sketchbook Number Eight: Clintel Steed

March 26, 2020

  Steed’s paintings have a unique surface—interlocking shapes of color that somehow produce a powerful sense of space and depth. Except for a sassy drawing that stays right on the surface of a dollar bill, his sketches show his study of [...]

The Collector #8

March 22, 2020

Cecilia Whittaker-Doe / Rebecca Aidlin   Rebecca Aidlin’s small painting hangs on my wall holding its place among various drawings and paintings that conjure visual thoughts and possibilities. Hers is a small intimate world made of water, [...]

the entire city

March 18, 2020

the city pyre a learning situation civitatem even for tribes that like to lie a bed for beloved a floor so dear she the city kithara seven stringed bittie chitty nitty twittie charm line citadel since we can’t remember what we said goin’ [...]

The Collector #7

March 15, 2020

Deven Golden / Judith Linhares As someone who has collected art for a bit over 40 years, and who is, to boot, married to a painter, it should not be surprising that I have a story to tell about every work in our collection. So when Cathy asked me to [...]

The Collector #6

March 8, 2020

Elisabeth Condon / Peter Williams   2015 seems so late when the Trayvon Martin trial date was 2013, his murder 2012. As Black Lives Matter raged on and people wrung their hands, Peter Williams stepped up to give their feelings a voice. He began [...]

Jack Whitten in the Woodshed

March 3, 2020

Do you know what woodshedding is? Practicing alone where no one can hear. And not only that— according to Paul Klemperer* “woodshedding is more than just practicing— it is the place where you work out the techniques that form the foundation of [...]

The Collector #5

March 1, 2020

Charles Hagen / Andy Grundberg     Why do we look at photographs, or any images? Why do we like to have them around?  Pictures resonate with possible meaning, allow us to create webs of information, emotions, memories. Photographs, as a [...]

Sketchbook Number Seven: Liza Phillips

February 29, 2020

It seems uncannily appropriate with China so much on our minds to show, among others, a few sketches that Liza Phillips made at a residence in Taohuatan China last October. Here are her descriptions: Lucky with raised hand and Tai Chi champion, [...]

The Collector #4

February 22, 2020

Diane and Bruce Gregory / Taylor Spence The composition of this fresco fascinates me because my eye is drawn to The Church – Our Church – a solid building conveying a stable sacredness while around it streaks of yellow light pulsate. The car is [...]

when + ever

February 20, 2020

  there is a hump in breathing i do catch up with a snoring girl thinking of snorri sturluson the huffing lad no idea how he made it; his wife attacked him with a knife to let him be the one-eyed knight law speaker that is poet too trying to [...]