Writings by Paul Maziar

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Depositing of John Bellini’s Three Pictures in La Chiesa Redentore, Venice, 1841. Oil on canvas, 29 x 45 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Paul G. Allen Family Collection.

500 Years of Earth: A Survey of Landscapes at the Portland Art Museum


A traveling exhibition presents the changing way artists have approached nature over the past half millennium.


Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

Working Together: A New Book on Words and Art


An anthology of essays on poet-artist collaborations, recently published by Cuneiform Press.


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A Complete Eye of Water: A Summer Show at Ampersand Gallery


Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists.


Still from L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat, 1895. Dir.: Auguste and Louis Lumière, TRT: 50 seconds.

24 Hours on My Favorite Planet Alone


Paul Maziar goes wandering through his bookmarks and finds unexpected poetic connections.


Art Green, Second Sight, 1986. Oil on canvas over MDF, 25 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan.

Layer by Layer: Art Green’s Complex Paintings


A book of the painter’s work captures his complicated use of collage, illusion, and narrative.


Chicken pho by Jaden Hair, 2009. Courtesy of Eat4Fun.

Poetry and Pho: Hoa Nguyen Shares Lyricism and a Recipe


Nguyen discusses her new anthology, an upcoming project, art entwined with life, and noodles.


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“Best When He’s Messy”: Jason Brinkerhoff’s Unfinished Drawings


Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their favorite masters all their lives without very much ado. For the artist, however, a fixity…


Richard Tuttle, Step by Step, 2002. Series of 41 unique woodcuts, printed in colors on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper, 80 x 40 3/4 inches. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.

Natural History: Richard Tuttle’s Prints


A new monograph surveying prints by the influential multi-media artist shows his quixotic approach and affinity to a kind of natural abstraction.


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Two Works by Robert Seydel


Two new artist’s books collect three works by poet and collagist Robert Seydel.


How I Became a Painter: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion, 2014, Pressed Wafer.

Origin Stories: A Poet and Painter in Conversation


Two friends, Trevor Winkfield and Miles Champion, discuss their inspirations and history in a new book.