Category: Artist in Studio

On the verge: Jason Craighead

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jason Craighead is one of Raleigh’s most prominent artists but calls what he makes “work,” not art. Painting is “making work.” Brushstrokes are “mark-making.” This member of the Raleigh Arts Commission, a former…

A teacher first: Lope Max Diaz

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Juli Leonard Bold, staring orbs, fractured picture frames, and bright geometric elements give the sculptural paintings of Raleigh’s own Lope Max Diaz a visceral presence. Through his signature use of shape and color, Diaz can…

A persistent pastime: Pete Sack paints baseball players and much more

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio Artist Pete Sack, 37, has always been drawn to photographs of the human face. Strangers in yearbooks speak to him; archival snapshots of orphans, schoolchildren, and athletes hold unusual sway. One particular brunette…

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