The Chronicles of Fortune

12/25/2017
The Chronicles of Fortune
My first graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune was published by Radiator Comics in 2017. You can pick up a copy here. About the book: Originally published as a series of minicomics, The Chronicles of Fortune is a quirky and idiosyncratic adventure of Fortuna, the greatest superhero who could do anything to improve the world, but is tragically stricken with... +

Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens

09/28/2017
Heartbreaking Duplicity: Documenta 14 // Learning From Athens
Banu Cennetog˘lu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14. Photo: Roman März.

The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2017.

In a sense, the Western World presumes to be (always) learning from Athens, espousing Ancient Greece as its point of origin and thereafter presuming a complex blend of familiarity, ownership, and admiration. The inscribed plaques on the gates at the... +

Coming of Age

09/10/2017
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Phenotypic Remodeling (Chicago), 2017. Site-specific installation (newspaper inserts and packages), dimension variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Out of Disorder (brush), 2017. Toothbrush, dimension variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left: Takahiro Iwasaki, Architecture (roach motel), 2012. Cockroach trap and watch, dimension variable. Right: Takahiro Iwasaki, Out of Disorder (Navy Pier), 2017. Beach towel, dimension variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Takahiro Iwasaki, Tectonic Model, 2017. Books. Dimensions variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Tsherin Sherpa, Untitled, 2017. Acrylic and ink on cotton, 44 x 45.5”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, I Wear the Dog’s Hair and Dog Wears My Hair (detail), 2014. Cape made of dog’s hair; 11×27”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Ebony G. Patterson, 10, 18, 47, 33, 28, from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. Fabric, acrylic paint, adhesive, fabric flowers, pinus palustris, lace, rhinestones, ribbons, tassels, crochet doily, crochet tassels, fabric appliques, glitter, pearls, 119 x 24 x 12”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left (floor) Ebony G. Patterson, 10, 18, 47, 33, 28, from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. Fabric, acrylic paint, adhesive, fabric flowers, pinus palustris, lace, rhinestones, ribbons, tassels, crochet doily, crochet tassels, fabric appliques, glitter, pearls, 119 x 24 x 12”; (middle wall): Rhonda Holberton, A FIXED RESISTANCE, 2016. Pigment Print on Wallcovering, 12.5 x 55’’; floor: A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″; Right: Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rhonda Holberton, A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age, Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Left (wall): Rhonda Holberton, A FIXED RESISTANCE, 2016. Pigment Print on Wallcovering, 12.5 x 55’’; floor: A Fallen Pixel, 1 & III, 2016. Foam, Polyurea. 18 x 11 x 11.25″, 28.25 x 17 x 17.25″; Right: Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Essi Kausalainen, “Anette and Marin at the beach,” 2017. HD video, 7 min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to hermit crabs? -Border, 2009-2016. Installation view, Sector 2337. Resin, dimensions variable. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Aki Inomata, Fugian from “Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to hermit crabs? -Border, 2016. Resin, 2.25×2.33×2.5”. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rebecca Beachy, taxidermy bird w/poem inherent, 2017. Bird’s-nest mud capsule. Poem by Dan Beachy-Quick, 2014-2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Ebony G. Patterson, Excerpt from Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. In collaboration with Michelle Serioux HD Video, 9:40min. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Rebecca Beachy, gravel path, 2017. Amish horse cremains from Chesterhill, Ohio, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.
Coming of Age
Sep 09-Nov 19, 2017 at Sector 2337 Featuring Rebecca Beachy, Rhonda Holberton, Essi Kausalainen, Takahiro Iwasaki, Aki Inomata, Ebony G. Patterson, and Tsherin Sherpa
The libidinal flux of the teenager has left a permanent mark on culture, normalizing radical consumption in service of an endless will to change. With the end of earth’s resources in sight, this paradigm needs revision. Presented by The Green Lantern Press, Coming of... +

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show

09/08/2017
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
Selina Trepp,
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points: a group show
Sep 08-28, 2017 / Chicago Artist Coalition Featuring Candida Alvarez, Jorge Méndez Blake, Robert Burnier, Julietta Cheung, Assaf Evron, Roberto Harrison, Dominika Jackuliakova, Betsy Odom, Stephen Lapthisophon, Nazafarin Lotfi, Heather Mekkelson, Matt Morris, Michael Milano, Bailey Romaine, Josh Rios + Anthony Romero, Ellen Rothenberg, Selina Trepp, Anne Wilson, and Fo Wilson. Euclidean Geometry is based on the... +

Bettina Pousttchi // The Shifting Politics Of Material Perception

05/28/2017
Bettina Pousttchi // The Shifting Politics Of Material Perception
Bettina Pousttchi, Echo, 2009–2010. 970 paper posters on the facade of Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin. 11 x 20 57 m / 36 x 66 x 187 ft. Courtesy the artist and Buchmann Galerie.
The following interview was originally published by The Seen in May, 2017. Based in Berlin, German artist Bettina Pousttchi is known for her work in sculpture and photography, teasing out the politics of perception, particularly as it emerges through institutionalized structures—whether the exterior of a building, or the dial of a clock. Most recently,... +