You know an artist I love whose work is getting a second look-see? Joseph Cornell (the Times just had a big article, but I am too lazy to link things). I f'ing love him. And although many claim that he is corny, I find some ethereal melancholic love in his little boxes. Plus, I think his pairings of materials are really unexpected and beautifully disjunctive.
Other artists I've been liking lately:
Demetrius Oliver (an incredible photographer/installation artist I went to Skowhegan with)
Karyn Olivier (someone I also went to Skowhegan with, I've been taking a second look at some of her psychologically disruptive pieces)
Daniel J. Martinez (I was reminded of how much I love him by Boutman)
Lynda Benglis (Risa reminded me of these incredible protruding "paintings" of hers)