An Unrepentant Realist: Rackstraw Downes

Perhaps the most interesting name amongst the list of MacArthur Fellows — aka official geniuses — announced today is the realist painter Rackstraw Downes, known for his exacting portrayal of unbeautiful landscapes. Interesting to yours truly because if art is about opening our eyes to see afresh, what better means that to show us exactlyContinue reading “An Unrepentant Realist: Rackstraw Downes”