Newcity reviews our current exhibition, Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio! Author Mark B. Pohlad writes:
The photos and documentary make it clear that Witkin is a manic stage manager constantly in search of new subjects, props and backdrops. But he emerges as an artist above all. Seeing the images in person reveals all manner of handiwork: the smudges, stains and scratches, and the blurred borders of his images are genuinely painterly. Moreover, his images burst with references to art history and, surprisingly, to his own deeply-held Catholicism.