This and That: Ann Stautberg and Frank X. Tolbert 2

by Caleb Bell February 28, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Bamboo

A painting of green bamboo rods.

Frank X. Tolbert 2, “Bamboo, #3,” 2022, oil on canvas, 52 x 60 inches

A photograph of green bamboo rods.

Ann Stautberg, “4.09.02, A.M., Shanghai,” 2002, oil on silver gelatin print, 92 ½ X 71 inches



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan


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Ann February 28, 2023 - 12:54

THANX Caleb, from Shanghai to Houston!
Ann & X2

Bob March 1, 2023 - 17:36

How fortuitous Caleb, that you chose Frank and Ann’s work for This and That this week. Frank and Ann’s work will be on display March 11th through April 29th, at Andrew Durham Gallery, 1821 W. Alabama. This will be the first time they’ve exhibited together since their 1978, show at DW CP-OP in Dallas. We welcome everyone to come and see their work.


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