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Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium
Bernard Maisner at MOCRA invites viewers to "wipe the slate clean and explore other possibilities"
Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium was reviewed in the Sunday, May 2, 1999, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Reviewer Jeff Daniel remarks that Maisner's treatment of texts avoids "obviousness and dogmatism" by "sticking to the mysterious, by adhering to that boycott of making all questions answerable." 
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Maisner exhibition succeeds with works that seem finished but unresolved
The showing of Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, was reviewed in the Saturday, November 13, 1999, edition of the Los Angeles Times. Reviewer William Wilson comments on the way the works demonstrate that "the greatest complexity is but a permutation of simplicity." 
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Maisner's illuminations are "emotional, even spiritual amplifications" of texts
Critic Peter Frank named Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, his "Museum Pick of the Week" in the December 10-16, 1999, edition of L. A. Weekly.  
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Maisner exhibition reviewed in The Austin Chronicle
The showing of Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium at the Austin Museum of Art, in Austin, TX, was reviewed in the Friday, February 25, 2000, edition of The Austin Chronicle. Reviewer Skipper Chong Warson notes that Maisner "thinks aloud in his work in emblematic terms," resulting in work "as unique as the whorl in a human fingerprint and as detailed as a microscopic view of cell structures." 
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The Austin showing of Entrance to the Scriptorium also resulted in an MFA thesis project documentary about Bernard Maisner. Ken Galen York was working on a short film about Rogier Van der Weyden (an artist of great interest to Maisner) when he discovered the Maisner retrospective at the Austin Museum of Art. 
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Bernard Maisner show in Austin is a "jewel of an exhibit"
The Austin Museum of Art's showing of Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium was reviewed in the Thursday, March 23, 2000, edition of the Austin American-Statesman. Reviewer Jeanne Claire van Ryzin says, "Beautiful and mysterious, a singular mix of arcane technique and contemporary style, Maisner's art provides an entrance to a numinous world." 
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Bernard Maisner show finds appropriate setting in GTU Library
The showing of Bernard Maisner: Entrance to the Scriptorium at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, was featured in the Friday, April 13, 2001, edition of the The Oakland Tribune. Reporter Monique Beeler discusses the show with exhibition curator and MOCRA Director, Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J. 
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