The Collector

The Collector # 12

April 21, 2020

Steven Harvey / Sangram Majumdar and Kyle Staver Conversations with Friends A few months ago I moved into a new home. I’ve had a lot of fun hanging pictures in the rooms of this house. Each morning I wake up to two works hanging side by side next [...]

The Collector # 11

April 12, 2020

Sharon Butler / Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald Trade deal When I was up in Ithaca in the fall, I traded work with two artists who live up there—Carl Ostendarp and Gail Fitzgerald. I was teaching at Cornell, filling in for Carl, who was on [...]

The Collector # 10

April 5, 2020

Su Friedrich / Fred Tomaselli This is about something I didn’t collect, hence the title.* But another thing that got away is my memory, since this account is based on an event about 25 years ago and I haven’t seen the painting since then. Cathy [...]

The Collector #9

March 29, 2020

Barbara Epler / Elaine Arsenault   I have a small painting— The painting itself (though I carefully double-matted and framed it to be quite a bit larger) is the size of an old LIFE magazine, but seen horizontally: It is a gouache, slightly [...]

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, rain, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Collector #3

February 16, 2020

Dave King / Ellen Berkenblit   I went to college with Ellen Berkenblit. We weren’t in any classes together, but we had mutual friends, and I viewed her as the girl who was always around: sauntering down a hallway with a handful of brushes or [...]