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Artist and Critic Author(s): Justus Bier and Kenneth Callahan Reviewed work(s): Source: College Art Journal

Artist and Critic Author(s): Justus Bier and Kenneth Callahan Reviewed work(s):

Source: College Art Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Autumn, 1953), p. 42 Published by: College Art Association

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42 COLLEGE

ARTIST

ART

AND

The critic (Justus Bier, The Courier-

Journal,

1952):

Louisville,

November

23,

"Callahan is a

Dantesque

tiates his

older, more

of

metaphysical

visions of

artist concerned

with

vives

people

is that his

clouds

through

them

born out of

vague hope for immortality in a higher realm."

the universe. He re-

the Last Judgement themes of masses of

drifting through space.

renderings

of

such

What differen- themes from the.

orthodox renderings,

people

seem

without

a

to

float

aimlessly

judge condemning His art seems to be

this world and a

to

space Heaven or Hell.

a

despair

of

The artist (letter to JustusBier):

"The

paintings,

ment on

I

in

ies-atoms

and which all are

evitable, interrelated. The

of

which all stem

feeling

my men's avoidance of

of

despair you

find in

com-

truth which

the

results from

attempt

the

to

feel lies in the interrelationship of all things

life-rocks-people-ideas-animals-galax-

from one Godhead

part of that Godhead, in-

family

groups

and

on

seeming separation

racial

through to

JOURNAL

CRITIC

groups is I feel

basic

men,

galaxies

divisions which

man's

signed

of

secure, and

life

man

entirely without foundation in

of animals from

atoms from

man-made

through

de-

to make the matter of

reality.

of

The

separation

purely

think came

rocks from

are

all

I

superficial

by

think

animals, of

arbitrary

about

observations and

'practical.'

this

concept

and

ideas fall

truth is

wonderful

order

trying to find

Everything

miraculous

the scientists tell

were

daily

the body and the spirit comfortable,

an

on closer examination,

and real

Whereas the

in-

of

"I

separation is

apart

the

simply

over-simplification and,

these divisions

today.

credible

when the universe as a whole is

-it's

I

experience

stand if

nature

thing

know it

disorder exists as it does

orderly

universe of

and

that 'exists

contemplated

for

myself-

to

men to under-

fully

you examine in

order-every-

us

of

this order I'm

exists and

it. It's there

they will.

repeats

I read

this

hope someday

for

all

atomic

structure, or the structure of the universe re-

peats the same."

Callahan, for many years associated

with the Seattle Art Museum, is now teach-

ing painting at Seattle University.

Kenneth

t e a c h - ing painting at Seattle University. Kenneth Kenneth Callahan." S o

Kenneth Callahan." Song of the Prophets. 1952. Owned by the Artist.