Posts tagged “Reviews”

Who is Responsible for the American Dream? : Josef Strau at the Renaissance Society

Josef Strau, The New World, Application for Turtle Island, Installation view, 2014. Courtesy the artist; House of Gaga, Mexico City; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Photo: Tom Van Eynde.

The following article was originally published by Artslant on October 17, 2014. I had a dream a couple years ago in which a new, previously unknown continent was discovered on Earth. The knowledge entered my consciousness first like the ambient news of a radio… +

Clouded Points of Access: Phantoms in the Dirt at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Greg Stimac, Santa Fe to Billings, 2009, Archival pigment print; © Collection of Museum of Contemporary Photography, 2009.347
Arthur Ou, Untitled (Mountain), 2007, Archival pigment print on rag paper; Courtesy of the artist and Brennan & Griffin, New York

This article was originally published by Artslant on August 9, 2014. What first reads like an astral constellation is in fact a photograph whose blackness is broken only by the erratic swarm of dead insect bodies. Greg Stimac’s Santa Fe to Billings (2009) documents the choreography… +