Weekly Highlighter Works

Melancholy Monday

Melancholy Monday

The Bills is an all too heavy hitting reminder of those pesky notices we get in the mail each month. Casting in dark shadow behind what appears to be a car window, the viewer is subjected to a bleak and melancholy portrait drawing of a man. The stark contrast between the white of the drawing and the black of the car pushes the face right to the front of the space in which it captures, creating an post-impressionist illusion of flatness. The environment that he is in makes one question the action happening in the print,...


Public Life's Public Life

Public Life's Public Life

While archiving the Works on Paper collection, I came across this work of art. There was no evidence of a title being given to the piece by Jonothon Chenoj, so I took the liberty to name it "Public Life". I feel that the name in connection with the work resonates with our up and coming "covid culture" as we go further into this uncertain time. The attractive colors ploy a disillusion that many are tending to feel during right now of uncertainty, fear, and mistrust. Looking deeper into the work I quickly identified many features that went along with the...


Primary Color Powered

Primary Color Powered

Adobe No. 1 by Saguin, 96

Already before even examining the content of the work, I quickly noticed the rough and original use of composite materials in the surrounding paper. This subtle choice in materials leads a tone of deep character and authenticity for the initial glance into the work. Emboldened by the background of the ultramarine blue, the cadmium yellows and reds are pushed daringly to the foreground of the print. The upward and unorthodox angle of the building gives one a complicated sense of history behind the architecture, making one think about who might live or appreciate this...


A Reminiscent of Goya

A Reminiscent of Goya

Though the artist behind this wonderful zinc plate etching, there are many indicators that hint at styles and techniques that were inspired by the 18th & 19th century Spanish print maker Goya.

Tristan Carey

Redux Intern