Donald Kuspit is one of America’s most distinguished art critics. In 1983 he received the
prestigious Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism, given by the College Art Association. In 1993 he received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Davidson College, in 1996
from the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 2007 from the New York Academy of Art. In 1997 the National Association of the Schools of Art and Design presented him with a Citation for Distinguished
Service to the Visual Arts. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000 he delivered the Getty Lectures at the University
of Southern California. In 2005 he was the Robertson Fellow at the University of Glasgow. In 2008 he received the Tenth Annual Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.
In 2013 he received the First Annual Award for Excellence in Art Criticism from the Gabarron Foundation. He has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright Commission, National Endowment
for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Guggenheim Foundation, and Asian Cultural Council, among other organizations.
" Maria Faba
Fouret’s Rainforest is peculiarly comic, as the frogs that sit in its pond and the birds that sit on its leaves suggests. Its spiky leaves
are figures of fun, confirming that for Fouret the Rainforest is a kind of funhouse in which all kinds of flora and fauna breed and flourish. The air of delight in Fouret’s work suggests that
she thinks the idea of the death of nature is overblown.
It seems noteworthy that all
the artists in the exhibition are women, suggesting that women care for nature more than men do, and that men alone are responsible for its exploitation and devastation, that is, for the rape of
Mother Nature. WM"
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