Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Friday Nights at NOMA: Artist Perspective with Teresa Cole

Friday, September 15 at 6pm, Professor Teresa Cole will discuss her work as a printmaker in conjunction with the New Orleans Museum of Art's exhibition Jim Steg: New Work. This Artist Perspective lecture is part of a full evening of events at NOMA.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tulane/Newcomb artists featured in New American Paintings

The most recent edition of New American Paintings features the work of Ronna S. Harris, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing. Harris works in oils and soft pastels, playing with light and its affect on color. Her paintings communicate a state of controlled chaos as she combines two divergent forces and approaches: realism and abstract expression. By a proficient handling of light, a mastery of images, and a skillful mark making method, the paintings confer an illusion of reality to something that's not real. The end result is a spatial between magic and illusion rooted in the American Realist tradition.

Issue 130 of New American Paintings also features the work of two Tulane/Newcomb alumnae, Maysey Craddock (BA 1993) and Anastasia Pelias (BFA 1981).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Faculty News: Leslie Geddes promoted to assistant professor

After two years as a visiting member of the faculty, Leslie Geddes has been promoted to assistant professor. 

Leslie Geddes specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. She received her Ph.D. in the history of art from Princeton University in 2014. Prof. Geddes was awarded the 2016 Jane Faggen Ph.D. Dissertation Prize in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. Her research has been supported by a grant from the Kluge Foundation, a Donald and Mary Hyde Fellowship, and a Readership in Renaissance Studies at Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti in Florence. 
She looks forward to continuing to teach a range of courses on Italian Renaissance art—from classes featuring major figures such as Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo to seminars on topics such as villa architecture, courtly competition, and the role of printmaking in artistic and scientific invention. She's delighted to work closely with students interested in the early modern period.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Adam Crosson joins the Newcomb Art Department faculty

The Newcomb Art Department welcomes Adam Crosson to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Adam received his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from The University of Texas at Austin where he was a Jack G. Taylor and Virginia R. Allen Presidential Scholar and was also awarded the College of Fine Arts Fellowship and the Umlauf Prize. Before joining Tulane, he was a Fellow in The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and also taught at the University of Houston. He has received additional fellowships to study at the Royal College of Art, London, and to attend the Vermont Studio Center. Adam’s interdisciplinary approach to making and teaching is informed by a background in architecture and looks to disassemble traditional boundaries of media as applied to sculpture, photography, and the moving image. His studio practice is concerned with factors that contribute to identities of place—particularly in the Southern United States—and his installations often explore relationships between object and image. Adam has been included in recent group exhibitions at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Triumph, Chicago, IL, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX, and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. He has held recent solo exhibitions at Co-Lab Projects in Austin, TX and the Contemporary Art Gallery at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA. He has also organized and curated exhibitions in London, Texas, and Vermont and is co-founder of Pig & Pony Gallery.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Faculty News: AnnieLaurie Erickson

Assistant Professor AnnieLaurie Erickson's solo exhibition, Data Shadows, is on view at the Edward M. Dowd Art & Art History Building Gallery, Santa Clara University through September 21st.   

A feature article about Data Shadows was published in Foam Magazine, a leading international photography magazine published in Amsterdam at the Foam Photography Museum.

Alumni News: Jan Gilbert at NOMA


Friday Nights at NOMA, August 11, 6 p.m.

Artist Jan Gilbert (MFA 1982), among many former students of longtime Tulane professor and innovative printmaker Jim Steg, will be featured in an Artist Perspective lecture. Deeply influenced by her native New Orleans, Gilbert employs tools and processes of collaboration to create a host of widely varied projects with wildly diverse partnerships, including her documentary filmmaker husband, Kevin McCaffrey; poet/writers Andrei Codrescu and Yusef Komunyakaa; experimental theater directors Richard Schechner, Julie Hebert, and Kathy Randels; and Swiss cultural psychiatrist/anthropologist Jacques Arpin. 

[via NOMA News]

Faculty News: Aaron Collier

Two Blocks from Elysian Fields exhibition at the Clemente in New York City.
Following a successful third year review, Assistant Professor Aaron Collier will be spending three weeks in September at an artist residency in Amsterdam.

During the residency, Aaron will delve into the engravings and etchings of Goltzius and Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum in order to generate line-based works on paper in the studio.

Following Amsterdam, Aaron will lead a day-long drawing workshop in Rome with the Tulane School of Architecture Rome Study Abroad Program.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kristina Knipe & Kevin Brisco Jr. show at Good Children

Kevin Brisco Jr. (left) and Kristina E. Knipe (right)
Alumna Kristina E. Knipe (MFA 2016) and Kevin Brisco Jr. have a joint show at Good Children Gallery opening on Saturday, July 8th from 6-10 p.m. with a walkthrough by both artists at 6 p.m.

Kristina E. Knipe's exhibit of photographs titled, Talisman, explores the relationship between sensuality and spirituality through visual opulence and invites the viewer to peer into intimate scenes. Kevin Brisco Jr.'s exhibit of paintings titled, (For) What Is(s) Worth, addresses worth in a society that places high value on specific objects and routinely undervalues specific people. Good Children Gallery, located at 4037 St. Claude Avenue, is open 12-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The show will run from July 8th through August 6th.

Archivist joins architects to discuss modernism in New Orleans

On Thursday July 6th, alumna and archivist Francine J. Stock (MA 1995) joins architects Albert Ledner, Lee Ledbetter and Paula Peer in a panel discussion on mid-century modernism in New Orleans moderated by architect Wayne Troyer.  The discussion takes place at the New Orleans Public Library from 6-7:30pm.

This event is part of the Preservation Resource Center's  Mid Mod NOLA event series, supported by the New Orleans Architecture Foundation and DOCOMOMO US/ Louisiana.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Staple Goods show in New York features Tulane/Newcomb artists

Members of Staple Goods artist collective, based in New Orleans, are showing new work at The Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City.  

Two Blocks From Elysian Fields: Recent Work From New Orleans features Aaron Collier, Abdi Farah, Abe Geasland, Anne C. Nelson, Bill DePauw, Jack Niven, Katrina Andry, Norah Lovell and Thomasine Bartlett. The show is on view from June 1-30, 2017. 

The top photo shows current MFA student Abdi Farah's work on the left (Twice Conquered, 2017, tackle twill, fringe, fabric, and Latex paint, 87 x 104") and Assistant Professor Aaron Collier's two pieces on the right (Deep Calls to Deep, 2015, Flashe on canvas, 72 x 72" and Walkin' After Midnight, 2015, Flashe on canvas, 72 x 72").  Pictured in the orange shirt is Norah Lovell, a member at Staple Goods and Program Manager of the Honors Program at Tulane University.

The bottom photos shows Senior Professor of Practice William DePauw's piece in the foreground (Tip of the Tongue, 2016, fired clay and painted panel) and Professor of Practice Anne C. Nelson's piece to the far left (Anxiety of ancestry, 2017, Latex on wall, oil on canvas, oil on panel, 120 x 80").

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pippin Frisbie-Calder awarded $5000 grant to bring 'Cancelled Edition' to ArtPrize Nine

On June 5th with just five minutes and five slides alumna Pippin Frisbie-Calder (MFA 2017) won a $5000 grant to install 'Cancelled Edition' at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The Pitch Night competition was held at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.

Frisbie-Calder will use the grant proceeds to re-create 'Cancelled Edition,' an interactive installation first shown at the Carroll Gallery as part of her MFA Thesis exhibition in April. For the installation Frisbie-Calder will create a collection of 400 woodcut prints of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, a bird thought to be extinct. As collectors purchase prints of the birds, the exhibition simulates the process of extinction.

Read more about it at ArtPrize.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kaori Maeyama at Staple Goods

In the Neighborhood, oil on panel, 18″x24″
The Passenger, a solo show of urban landscape paintings by alumna Kaori Maeyama (MFA 2017) will be on view at Staple Goods, 1340 St. Roch Avenue, from June 10 – July 2, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 6-9pm.

Maeyama's work is also on view at TEN Gallery, 4432 Magazine Street, June 3- June 25. This group exhibition, titled Rassemblés, features current and recent Tulane and LSU graduate students: Andrea Berg, Justin Bryant, Eli Casino, Carolina Casusol, Christopher Gray, Masy Hebert, and Kaori Maeyama.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Student Art Awards

On Thursday April 27th the Newcomb Art Department hosted its annual Student Art Awards ceremony in Stone Auditorium. Dr. Michael Plante, Associate Professor of Art History, presented the Art History Awards and Kevin H. Jones, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, presented the Studio Art Awards. Taylor Hochstin, recipient of the Henry Stern Prize, presented her paper, "Against the Inferiority of Interiority: Carolee Schneemann's 1975 Performance of 'Interior Scroll.'" Following the awards presentation, the celebration moved to the Carroll Gallery for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition reception featuring work by Eliza Carey, Marisa Chafetz, Lis Rossi, and Lilith Winkler-Schor.

2017 Student Art Awards 

Outstanding Art History Major Award: Coco Zhang
The Henry Stern Prize Paper: Taylor Hochstin
The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Art History: Blaze D’Amico
The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Memorial Award for 2D Art: Marisa Chafetz
The Alberta “Rusty” Collier Memorial Award for 3D Art: Lilith Winkler-Schor
The Nell Pomeroy O’Brien Award in Studio Art: Malcolm Kriegel
The Sandy Chism Award in Painting: Adhira Divagaran
The Class of 1914 Prize in Art: Eliza Carey

Friday, April 28, 2017

Student News: Lilith Winkler-Schor (BFA, 2017)

Lilith Winkler-Schor is one of 62 national recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship

by Barri Bronston, photo by Ryan Rivet

With so much work to complete before the end of the semester, Tulane University senior Lilith Winkler-Schor was in a grumpy mood. She needed something to cheer her up — and she got it in the form of a phone call from Tulane President Mike Fitts on April 7.

Fitts informed her that she is one of 62 in the nation to win a prestigious Truman Scholarship, and just like that, the grumpiness turned into ecstasy. “I was elated,” she said. “I called my parents, but I didn’t want to post anything until I saw something in writing.”

Her skepticism was short-lived. She indeed won the scholarship, which provides $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to prepare for a career in public service leadership.

Candidates for the scholarship must be nominated by their colleges. This year, 768 candidates were nominated by 315 institutions. That number was whittled down to 199 finalists, and eventually the 62 winners, who will receive their awards at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, on May 28.

Winkler-Schor, a Newcomb Scholar from Seattle, Washington, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social policy and political science and a bachelor of fine arts degree in glass and sculpture. Her scholarship focuses on urban policy, with special emphasis on incarceration, poverty and housing policy.

She is co-founder of Roots of Renewal, a community development nonprofit that provides work training for formerly incarcerated young adults as they re-enter their neighborhoods. She is a fellow at the Next City Vanguard, and is one of two recipients this year of the Tulane Center for Public Service’s Jim Runsdorf Excellence in Public Service Award.

Winkler-Schor plans to defer graduate school so she can continue working at Roots of Renewal and helping the formerly incarcerated become productive members of society. “It’s been a wild and wonderful journey,” she said. “But it’ll be nice to concentrate on this work without having to worry about school for a while.”

[Tulane New Wave, April 27, 2017]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Student Art Awards and BFA Exhibition

Celebrate with us this Thursday, April 27th!

Newcomb Art Department Student Art Awards

(includes reading of Henry Stern Prize Paper in Art History)
5:00 pm, Stone Auditorium

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

5:45 pm, Carroll Gallery

[from left, details of works by:  Marisa Chafetz, Lis Rossi, Eliza Carey, Lilith Winkler-Schor]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mia Bagneris: Redefining the Early African Diaspora

Assistant Professor Mia L. Bagneris, the Jesse Poesch Junior Professor of Art History in the Newcomb Art Department and her collaborator Anna Arabindan-Kesson of Princeton University's Department of Art and Archaeology have won an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship for their project Beyond Recovery: Reframing the Dialogues of Early African Diaspora Art History, c. 1700-1900. The book aims to redefine early African diaspora art history by revealing and reconsidering the varying entanglements of artists of African descent—and the art histories they have often been written out of—and to offer a model for breaking new ground in the field.

Read more about Prof. Bagneris' work on The Representation of Enslaved Mixed-Race Women in British Art in News from the Field, School of Liberal Arts newsletter, April 2017.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In: Paintings by Ronna S. Harris

Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In: Paintings by Ronna S. Harris is on view at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in Blowing Rock, North Carolina from March 25 - July 23, 2017.

Ronna S. Harris was trained in the philosophy of impressionism and its warm and cool palette, yet her current practice involves a back-and-forth and intertwined relationship between American realism and abstract expression. Formally, her paintings depict still lifes, portraiture, and details pulled from the landscape. Conceptually, Harris discloses connections between all three. Inside Looking Out / Outside Looking In celebrates this and many other diverging and converging relationships in her work through an exhibition of twenty oil paintings.

Through a proficient understanding of light and skillful mark-making, Harris’ paintings serve as windows into the intimate, connective details of nature, objects, and humanity. A window rendered within the painting may serve as a backdrop for other subjects, or the physical frame of the painting itself may serve as a window into nature. One painting may place the viewer inside, allowing for one to look outward, while another places the viewer outside, allowing for one to reflect inward.

[Ronna Harris, The Actress, What Kind of Fool am I? Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist]

Friday, April 7, 2017

AnnieLaurie Erickson in residence at YADDO and exhibiting in Seattle, Providence and Budapest

AnnieLaurie Erickson, the Ellsworth Woodward Junior Professor in Studio Art, was awarded a residency at YADDO in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is currently working. Her photographs have been included in a number of exhibitions.

The PCNW 21st Juried Photography Exhibition at the Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, juried by Sandra Phillips, Curator Emeritus, SF MOMA is on view March 27 – June 11, 2017. Unseen: Photography Beyond the Visible at the Providence Center for Photographic Arts in Rhode Island is on view April 20 – May 13, 2017. Punctum at the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary is on view March 9 – April 4, 2017.

This year Erickson received a $49,000 ATLAS grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) program provides support for major scholarly and artistic productions with potential to have a broad impact on a regional and/or national level.  This funding allowed Erickson to travel to major data centers in Europe this past fall and to expand on her project, Data Shadows, a photographic investigation into the physical apparatus of the Internet and digital surveillance. 

[AnnieLaurie Erickson, Google Data Center, Mural Project, Dublin, Ireland]

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jim Steg: Innovator and Existentialist

The extensive and inventive oeuvre of artist Jim Steg (1922-2001), printmaker and professor at Tulane University's Newcomb Art Department for over forty years, is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art which will be on view April 7th - October 8th, 2017.

On Wednesday, April 5th at 6:00 pm, the American art critic and historian Donald Kuspit will present a lecture, "Jim Steg: Innovator and Existentialist" at NOMA. Kuspit is professor emeritus of art history and philosophy at State University of New York at Stonybrook.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Glass program celebrates four decades of growth

by Margaux Armfield

For more than 40 years, Tulane has offered students the opportunity to explore glass as a sculptural medium. Professor Gene Koss took charge of the program in 1977 and has seen it grow from only eight students to more than 70.

Tulane’s glass program is unique in that it emphasizes using glass as a sculptural element to create artwork as opposed to craftwork.

“If you come and study [glass] at Tulane, it’s going to be sculpture that’s idea-based,” Koss said. “We want the work to be elevated enough that it can fit into the fine art world.”

This emphasis on sculpture encourages students to create mixed media pieces. Students have access to the woodshop, metal shop and sculpture foundry in addition to the glass studio. Senior Ethan Champagne, currently enrolled in Intermediate Glass, said the program has taught him a variety of technical skills.
“We have some new laser cutters and new computer software to help us with design and fabrication, but the thing that [Koss] finds and that we find enjoyable is having something to do with our hands,” Champagne said.                     [Read more: Tulane Hullabaloo, March 22, 2017]

Friday, March 17, 2017

Elizabeth Boone: Painted Words

Elizabeth Boone, Professor of Art History and Chair of the Newcomb Art Department, authored a new book,  Painted Words: Nahua Catholicism, Politics, and Memory in the Atzaqualco Pictorial Catechism (Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC).

A collaboration between Boone, anthropologist Louise Burkhart, and historian David Tavárez, Painted Words presents a facsimile, decipherment, and analysis of a spectacular pictographic catechism from colonial Mexico. It records the Catholic catechism in pictures that were read sign by sign as aids to memorization and oral performance. Probably created for the family of the last Preconquest Aztec ruler Moctezuma, it shows how colonial manuscript painters reimagined Pre-Columbian writing and early evangelization, and articulated newly emerging assertions of indigenous identity and memorialized native history.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Alumni News: Zarouhie Abdalian at the Whitney Biennial

New Orleans native and Tulane/Newcomb alumna Zarouhie Abdalian (BA 2003) is a featured artist in the the 2017 Whitney Biennial, opening March 17th in New York.

Abdalian creates subtle interventions, place-based sculptural and sound installations that explore intersections between site, memory, and meaning. 

Please join us on Tuesday, March 21st at 6pm for an artist talk with Zarouhie Abdalian in the Doris Zemurrary Stone Auditorium, room 210 of the Woldenberg Art Center. The talk is sponsored by T/NASA, the Tulane/Newcomb Art Student Association.

Faculty News: Kevin H. Jones at CICA in Korea

Associate Professor Kevin H. Jones will be participating in two group exhibitions: Objectified and The 3rd International Exhibition of New Media Art at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in Korea.  

Objectified will be on view from March 10 - 26, 2017.  These works investigate objectification, pop culture, and consumerism.

The 3rd International Exhibition of New Media Art will be on display from May 12 – June 18, 2017. New media work in the exhibition will include: Video Interactive Art, Game Art, Web Art, Mobile App Art, Social Media Art, Data Visualization, 3D Printing and Performance. A catalog of the exhibition tiled “New Media Art 2018” will be released in the United States and Korea in December 2017.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Digital Humanities and Media

by Nathan Halverson | Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English and Newcomb Department of Art
I work in digital media to study the personal and cultural associations that shape our perceptions of media and technology, and the assumptions about referentiality, artificiality, and authenticity we impose on them. Much of my recent work relates to political and physical environments, the digital representation of places, and their convergence in contemporary life.

Students in Digital Art I and II use a variety of software to create digital projects while also researching and discussing issues and concepts in contemporary art. Students in the 3000-level English Special Topics course in Digital Humanities are introduced to concepts in digital media history and production. They research and produce multimedia works beginning with combining sound and images with text.

In 2016 some of these students participated in the Confluences Expanded Media Symposium at Southern Illinois University where their work was exhibited alongside student work from other schools including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The College of New Jersey, and SIU-Carbondale. The semester’s work included taking part in a multi-campus conversation to develop a thematic focus for the symposium and contributing research and content about New Orleans in the form of writing, images, sound recordings, and digital maps. The work was exhibited as part of a multi-media digital art exhibit on the Southern Illinois University campus. Some of this work can be see on the Confluences Expanded Media website which students also helped to create.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Christopher Gray honored in International Student Exhibition

Christopher Gray, MFA candidate 2017, was recognized by the Glass Art Society with an Honorable Mention for his work, "Meander White," a kilnformed glass sculpture shown in the 2016 International Student Online Exhibition.

In his artist statement Gray describes the sculpture's intellectual and formal inspiration.

Labyrinths can be perplexing and enlightening at the same time. One can be constructed as if to disorient, and another to be used as a meditation device. Both have a common design yet carry an extreme polarity and duality within their uses.

The Carroll Gallery will host Gray's MFA Thesis Exhibition next month.

At left: Christopher Gray, Meander White, 2016, kilnformed glass, 12.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 in.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Anthony Baab: Cover the Earth IV

Cover the Earth IV, an exhibit by Anthony Baab, Professor of Practice in Painting and Drawing, opens on Friday, February 10th at Antenna, 3718 St Claude Avenue, with a reception from 6-10pm. The exhibit will be on view through March 5th.

Anthony Baab experiments with objects and materials associated with consumerism – packaging, advertisements, and logos. Baab views an explicit sense of command and function conveyed through these containers, perhaps more so than the commodities they hold or represent. Attempting to regenerate these objects into something otherwise and redirect their pre-fixed purposes towards aesthetic ends, Baab confronts the challenge of making these objects his own. The work is compelled by a sense of misbehavior, evoking the spirit and ethos of adolescence, inspired by doodling on a shoe, covering a room with posters, and building a fort.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tulane faculty exhibit at Louisiana Biennial

The 4th Louisiana Biennial National Juried Exhibition featured works by three members of the Newcomb Art Department faculty, Aaron Collier (Painting), William DePauw (Ceramics), and AnnieLaurie Erickson (Photography).

The exhibition, on view at the Louisiana Tech University School of Art Galleries until February 16th, was juried by Rachel Cook, Curator DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas.

William DePauw received an Honorable Mention for his piece, Tip of the Tongue, shown at left.  Depauw has been teaching all levels of ceramics since 2006. His creative practice, broadly speaking, is based on a close observation of familiar objects. He is mostly interested in how objects visually reference their place in specific contexts, histories, and cultures despite profound portability. His work plays with fragmentary references to material culture such as packaging, consumer items, and historic works.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Koss honored at CAC's 40th Anniversary Party

On Saturday February 4th the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the annual SweetArts Ball. This "Black Tie Birthday Party" will honor Tina Girouard, Gene Koss, Martin Payton, and Mario Villa, all artists associated with the founding of the CAC.

After obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1976, Gene Koss started the Tulane University glass program and brought the movement of glass art to New Orleans.  He uses steel and glass to create monumental works.  Working with serial cast glass parts to enlarge scale and combining these elements with iron and neon, he has raised glass sculpture to the realm of public art.  Koss’s work has had a profound impact on American artists working in both steel and glass media.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What to Make of Silence

Aaron Collier, Assistant Professor in Studio Art (Painting and Drawing), has a solo exhibition of drawings entitled "What to Make of Silence" at Hyman Fine Arts Center, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina from January 10-February 16, 2017.

Aaron has taught drawing and painting at Tulane since the fall of 2006. His classes are aimed at providing the drawing and painting student with an expansive vocabulary in communicating their personal concerns, posing formal elements as the gateway to conceptual considerations of the work. Aaron's personal work traffics more in glimpse, suggestion, or fragment than in chronicle, consonant with daily experience and our understanding of the world.