In The Press: Joe Fig and Justine Kurland in ARTnews

June 17, 2010

On the cover of the June issue of ARTnews is a detail of a miniature recreation of alumnus Inka Essenhigh’s (MFA 1994 Fine Arts) studio, as rendered by fellow alumnus Joe Fig (BFA 1991 Fine Arts, MFA 2002 Fine Arts). Fig has created several miniature models of artists working in their studios, and the detail accompanies an article about museums exhibitions that aim to connect visitors with artists’ studios, not only finished works.

A feature article about alumnus Justine Kurland (BFA 1996 Photography) is also included in the issue. Kurland has traveled across the U.S. investigating various subcultures with her photography of hobos, communes and Renaissance Faire participants. Brian Wallis, chief curator at the International Center of Photography tells ARTnews, “Her art is a combination of her personal subjective vision and this rich understanding of history and politics that’s  embedded in the work in a very subtle way.”

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