Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram, September 15, 2013

These prints are postcards from the edge — like artifacts from expeditions into the unmappable id or broken shards of our collective memories. What makes this work so instantly compelling is the sheer brilliance of Cornell’s technique. His drawing is apt, and his mastery of print techniques seems preternatural…Cornell was a sophisticated printmaker and a deep thinker drawn to the explosively subversive potential of human nature. “The Priority of Nature” shows Cornell understood the power of art.