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Judith Schaechter's stained glass narratives are a paradoxical assemblage of medieval depictions, mediated by contemporary tales of human failings.

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Judith Schaechter's stained glass narratives are a paradoxical assemblage of medieval depictions, mediated by contemporary tales of human failings. Hers is a demented carnival world, made claustrophobic by dizzying arrays of texture, obsessive detail and intense color.

In a field much better known for abstraction, her imagery relies on painstaking draftsmanship and the figure. Indeed, the artist has given new meaning to the stained glass genre precisely by adopting its historical narrative function. The artist balances the methods of painting on glass that harken back to the middle ages with an unmistakably contemporary style aligned with those of underground comics and political artists.

196 pages, 11" by 12"

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