Articles by CNQ

The Interior Life of Gideon Bok

October 12, 2020

Bok is a good painter with a good subject, a classic—his studio, which functions both as a world to observe, a portrait of his family and a metaphor for , perhaps—the contents of his brain. I hope I’ll be forgiven though–during these times, [...]

Finding Fairfield Porter at the Met

September 19, 2017

  The painter who looks for a subject, or doubts his role, has fallen behind in the race. —Fairfield Porter Because I was doubting my role and looking for a subject in the last days of summer—I visited the Met. And by subject I mean literal [...]

Eric Fischl and the Big Uneasy

June 30, 2017

  I was going to write about Fischl’s economical brushwork but Dennis Kardon did such a super job on that in “HyperA”, and James Cahill in “Art In America” put the hilarious cherry on top by calling it “near enough.” All I’m [...]