Like A Prayer: A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art

Theodore Prescott, Curator and Ed., (Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, 2000), 64 pages

This catalog with four essays accompanied a survey of work by 29 contemporary artists that utilize Christian and Jewish imagery. The exhibit was held at the Tryon Center in Charlotte, NC From Jan. to June, 2001.

A Broken Beauty

Theodore Prescott, Ed., (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids 2005),135 pages

This book with four chapters served as a catalog for an exhibit by the same name at the Laguna Art Museum in 2005-06. One chapter describes the human image in contemporary American art, two chapters discuss historic Christian ideas of humanness found in Western art, and the final chapter is devoted to thematic elements of the exhibit.

Image: Twentieth Anniversary Issue

Number 60, Winter 2008-09.

My essay “Desire and Longing: Image Artists after Twenty Years” (pages 31 to 41) describes the journal’s philosophical assumptions about the visual arts, and some thematic commonalities among twelve artists who have been featured over the previous twenty years of the journals existence.

The Art of Guy Chase

James Romaine, ed. (Square Halo Books, Baltimore, 2011), 131 pages

My essay “Visual Devotion: The Commentaries of Guy Chase” (pages 27 to 43) is one of five essays that analyze the work of the late Guy Chase, a conceptually oriented painter and collagist. The essay describes Chase’s methods, as he developed a body of work full of humor, questions, personal reflection, and critical art historical commentary.


This catalog accompanied a travelling exhibit of drawings by the late artist Joseph Fiore, who worked and exhibited in NYC and ME. The exhibit will open at the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville NC June 15th, 2012. In the essay, I trace Fiore’s development from his beginnings at the famed Black Mountain College, through his acclaim as a realist painter, to a late body of work that fused abstraction with elements of writing and visual symbols.