The Poem that Confounds the Tyrant

Still of “Imagine Picasso’s” interpretation of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica.” Courtesy of “Imagine Picasso”

In the midst of war — the invasion of Ukraine, an inane attack against democracy, one that challenges Europe’s long stretch of peace and stability — an ArtNet article about Immersive Picasso showed up in my inbox with the unsettling title, “San Francisco’s Immersive… +

Networked Nature at the Art Vault

Miguel Ángel Rios, “Piedras Blancas (White Stones),” 2014), digital video (with sound) in cinema gallery. © Miguel Ángel Rios

The following article was originally published by Visual Art Source in February 2022. Networked Nature is on view at the Thoma Foundation Art Vault from April 2021-April 2022. Networked Nature, a group exhibition curated by Jason Foumberg, begins with “tx-mirror” (2018) by Martin Reinhart… +

Marie Alarcón: Relocations at Roswell Museum

Left to right and foreground: Marie Alarcón, Non (Know Them), 2021, fiberglass mesh, organza, tulle, embroidery, shadows, copper pipe; Non (The World Ends), 2021, fiberglass mesh, organza, velvet, tulle, beads, embroidery, shadows, copper pipe; Unnamable (Don’t Come), 2021, plastic bags, synthetic hair, embroidery thread. Courtesy Roswell Museum.

This article was originally published by Southwest Contemporary in February 2022. Marie Alarcón: Relocations January 15-February 27, 2022 Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico Reflecting upon the uncertain world of climate change and the call for environmental justice, current Roswell artist-in-residence Marie Alarcón, who uses they/them pronouns,… +

The Garden and the Desert and all that Flows Between

Jonas Wood, “Arrested Motion,” 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas

This article was originally published in the December 2021, Issue #6 of The Democracy Chain. I live in a garden. The garden is the pastime of my landlord who spends the warmer months of each year tinkering, inspecting his grounds. The garden keeps him… +