some of you may know this already – Just another source for keeping up with contemporary artists- every Friday, the New York Times has a good section on visual art ect.
last Friday they featured, on the front page of Weekend ArtsII, Chris Ofili not an emerging artist but very important and infamous for his use of elephant dung in his paintings
“Mr. Ofilin ever loses touch with his belief in painting as , foremost,a sensual. accessible experience meant to engross the eye before doing much with the mind. Sometime he challenges the basic act of seeing.” Roberta Smith