"Orville has neatly packaged time and space into a comprehensible experience contained on the paper, allowing the viewer to experience the marvel of staring at the heavens without the anxiety of how miniscule and fleeting we are."
"Through this image, I can feel the heat and humidity that draws New Yorkers out of their apartments and onto the stoop to chat, play music, and enjoy the night air. It is a scene that reminds me of an era but is still timeless. Even when I've just visited New York, Mershimer's portrayal makes me want to go back."
"The precise and crisp imagery, the effortless reflections in the water, and the gorgeous range of teal and pink tones create a stunning world so real and rare that you want to slip into it and disappear. The scene is perfect serenity."
"Despite the clear allusions to women being at the mercy of men’s decisions, the piece also offers a reclamation of power. In this scene, the women hold the most visual ‘weight’ and ground the entire image with their high contrast and distinct negative space silhouettes - forcing the viewer to acknowledge them."
Carol Summers significantly expanded the traditional woodcut medium. His process even became known as the "Carol Summers technique". His unique technique involved placing the paper on top of the inked block, then transferring the ink by applying pressure with a...