Vija Celmins's contemporary work is filled with black-and-white paintings and drawings of the natural world — swatches of sea, fields of rocks, spiderwebs, night skies — executed with an exacting technique that in other hands would be coldly clinical. The results are a strange but compelling combination of dispassion and poignancy. That's a difficult — and unlikely — thing to create, but Celmins staked out her... More >>>