Olaf's work combines rigorous discipline with an eye for the spontaneous moment.
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August 30 2014 4:00 AM ET
SUMMER RERUNS: We thought we would take this holiday weekend to sit on our laurels and review some art that we really wanted to see again. Balas plays with classic themes and "big art." He also plays with our feelings.