Non-Fiction

Buckled and Stained: Jeremy Bolen at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

08/16/2015
The following essay was published in a catalogue for Jeremy Bolen's 2015 exhibition, Sensors for the Unsound. In Undark/Ottawa #1, one and a half electric clocks shine in the dark. The clock on the left is complete. It reads one thirty-five with a minute hand that has just hit the ten second mark. The second half-clock on the right appears ever so slightly in the past: while still one thirty-five, its minute hand is barely shy of the ten second marker. Both clocks bare the... +

SARAH AND JOSEPH BELKNAP TRANSLATE THE SOLAR SYSTEM FOR EARTHLINGS

12/14/2014
SARAH AND JOSEPH BELKNAP TRANSLATE THE SOLAR SYSTEM FOR EARTHLINGS
Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Exoplanet Skin (1), 2014 and Deflated Moon Skin (1), 2014; Photo courtesy of the artists and MCA Chicago.
The following article was originally published by Artslant on December 18, 2014. The ways by which men arrive at knowledge of the celestial things are hardly less wonderful than the nature of these things themselves. —Johannes Kepler Walking down Franklin Boulevard in Chicago’s Garfield Park, an otherwise nondescript bungalow stands out because of the strange, multicolored rock jutting out of its front yard; this object—like a meteor from a sci-fi B movie—hovers over... +

Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday

12/06/2014
Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday
Anastasia Samoylova: On Facebook Everyone Is On Holiday

The following article was originally published by Artslant on December 4, 2014.

Anastasia Samoylova does not go out into summer fields when she begins a new work of landscape photography. She goes online, haunting public domain photosites for images of picturesque landscapes: sunsets, waterfalls, forests, oceans, and flowers. Despite the seductive vistas each calendar image portrays, they are so common they become redundant. “I’m almost monumentalizing them in... +