Tony DeLap: A Retrospective, installation view, Laguna Art Museum, 2018, photo by Chris Bliss
June 15, 2018
For this issue of TAS I had the pleasure of interviewing Candace Moeller, associate director of Cristin Tierney Gallery in NYC, about two major California Hard Edge Abstraction artists, Lorser Feitelson (1898- 1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). I knew Lundeberg's work from anthologies of women artists but did not know of Feitelson or this school of abstraction. These artists' significance is now being recognized internationally. I am thankful to Candace Moeller who answered all my queries about these artists with aplomb.
I am delighted to have an article in this issue on another California artist, Tony Delap(b.1927), whose works cross the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Peter Frank, who curated the artist's recent retrospective at the Laguna Art Museum, gives us his insights into Delap.
Marc Straus has generously allowed The Art Section to publish a suite of six poems on art. Art is this poet's passion. Marc, who started writing poetry in 1991, has worn many hats over the years as gallery owner, art collector, and oncologist. Here he presents us with his vision and voice in poems inspired by specific artists and art works that have are deeply meaningful to him. This is the second time The Art Section has published his poetry. To read and hear more of Marc's work, please go to
The Art Section is now eleven years old. We have published 88 issues with 279 articles on Art, Music, Poetry, Video, and Performance as well as Curated Projects. We have had 107 different writers who live and work in Australia, Brazil, Canada, PR China, Columbia, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, The Ukraine, and the United States. All of these articles, whose subjects range from Hannah Hoch to Lonnie Holley, are available through the archival pages on this site. I want to thank all of these writers and artists for their articles and discourse, for their videos, curation, interviews and ideas.
All my best,
The Art Section
Deanna Sirlin is an artist and writer from Brooklyn, New York currently living and working outside of Atlanta, Georgia.