Jack Balas, 2009; A HIDDEN RESERVE (#446); watercolor and ink on paper; 15" x 23"


It is still deep in our system. Whether it is or isn't in our blood, it's in our laws, our behavior, our institutions, our sensibilities, our dreams. It's also in our art, which, at its contrarian and ambiguous best, is always on the job, probing, resisting, questioning and traveling miles ahead down the road.