Art: Camera with a Soul

For years now, Aaron Bohrod has been biding his time, waiting for the day when the dazzle of abstract expressionism will die away and large numbers of people will appreciate his resolutely realistic paintings of symbol-laden still life. His wait may be ending. The pendulum of public taste started to swing back toward the figure, and words like "realism." "craftsman ship" and "beauty" are appearing again in art criticism. A show of what Bohrod has been doing while he waited opened last week in Chicago, and 20 of the still lifes on view—most no bigger than a phone book—have already been...

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