Ray's primary thematic concerns center around containment, integration, isolation, and self-sufficiency. A leader in Conceptual Realism, Ray's best work offers a metaphor for the gap between the literal and the symbolic (or the known and the unknown).
His art is compelling in its representation
Most of Pierson's work consists of smallish monochromes created with an oilstick on paper. "What You Take With You and What You Leave Behind" (1994) depicts a wooden folding chair with a short-sleeved, silk-print shirt dangling from its back, a coffee cup, and cigarette butts scattered around the flo
If Postmodernism raises low art to the level of high art, it also allows folks who control the media to cash in on subcultural trends: Rap, grunge, vogueing, whatever. Andy Warhol made a joke of it, but Keith Haring turned the tables. When this Graffiti artist lifted his brush to the walls of subways
Gaping orifices stuffed full with skulls, orifices sprouting trees, fingers pointing towards orifices, orifices inside of which open still more orifices -- in short, an entire art of the orifice. Such is the production of Francesco Clemente, Neo-Expressionist painter and leading figure of the Italian