The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake

11/24/2016
The Variations of its Shadows: An Interview with Jorge Méndez Blake
Jorge Méndez Blake. Todos los guiones de Dickinson IV (Poemas 392-530) / All of Dickinson’s Hyphens IV (Poems 392-530), (Detalle / Detail) 2016. Acrílico sobre lino / Acrylic on linen; 320 x 240 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
The following interview was originally published by Art21 in November of 2016. Every book creates a world, a place that readers enter through language on the first page, and inhabit thereafter, as the text’s unique character compounds in an individual’s imagination. This happens with novels, with philosophy, mathematical treatises, and poems. How astonishing it... +

Out of the Dinosaur, Into the Moment: Selina Trepp at the Cleve Carney Gallery

11/19/2016
The following catalogue essay was published for Selina Trepp's exhibition, Do you have cents for nonsense? I have cents for sensitive, at Cleve Carney Gallery, Oct 10-Nov 19 2016. The floor of Selina Trepp’s studio looks like it might have been white once when it was first covered with a new polyurethane skin; the surface has long since turned gray, mottled, pockmarked, and peeled up in places. It feels alive, open to change and bearing traces of past lives when the... +

Slipping through the net of a metaphor: SITE SANTA FE // MUCH WIDER THAN A LINE

10/03/2016
Slipping through the net of a metaphor: SITE SANTA FE // MUCH WIDER THAN A LINE
Paolo Soleri (b. 1919, Turin, Italy; died 2013, Paradise Valley, AZ). Amphitheater, c. 1975. Commissioned by the Lloyd Kiva New for Institute of American Indian Arts, 1964. Image courtesy of the IAIA Archives, Santa Fe
Originally published by The Seen, Sept 2016. SITE Santa Fe stands close to the downtown historic district of the city, beside train tracks and Warehouse 21, a haven for artistic youth. Contextualized by a landscape that originally belonged (and still partially belongs) to Native Americans, within the architectural residue of a complex colonial and missionary histories, the Southwest... +

The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle

08/27/2016
The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle

Group show (Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago) included an invitation to reenact the 2010 GLP show, Isolated Fictions. This exhibition-within-an-exhibition features artists Amanda Browder, Nick Butcher, Maria Dumlao, Jason Dunda, Rebecca Mir Grady, Nadine Nakanishi, Carmen Price, Steve Ruiz, and Hui-min Tsen. The show took place from +