Non-Fiction

“Buckled and Stained”: Jeremy Bolen at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

11/19/2015
The following catalogue essay was written for Buckled and Stained, a solo exhibition by Jeremy Bolen at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, 2015. “Isn’t it strange that we can admire comets, black holes, and suns — entities that would destroy us if they came within a few miles of us — and we can’t get a handle on global warming? Isn’t global warming now in the uncanny valley? Doesn’t this have something to do with art?”+

Hamburger Bahnhof // Finding Black Mountain: A Working Model For Sensible Members of Society

09/28/2015
Hamburger Bahnhof // Finding Black Mountain: A Working Model For Sensible Members of Society
Exhibition: “Black Mountain, An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933-1957“ at the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin. / Von links: Cy Twombly: Untitled, 1951. / Robert Rauschenberg: Pink Door, 1954. / © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB / Thomas Bruns.
Hamburger Bahnhof // Finding Black Mountain: A Working Model For Sensible Members of Society
Exhibition: “Black Mountain, An Interdisciplinary Experiment 1933-1957“ at the Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin. Photo: Hazel Larsen Archer: Elizabeth Schmitt Jennerjahn und Robert Rauschenberg dancing, ca. 1948. / Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1951. / Robert Rauschenberg: Pink Door, 1954. / Robert Rauschenberg: Untitled (Black Painting), 1952. / © Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB / Thomas Bruns.
The following article was originally published by The Seen in September, 2015. The idea of Black Mountain College has baited my imagination since it first emerged into my experience—an accidental and auxiliary reference—from the otherwise vast sea of culture. The college came up periodically thereafter, breaching conversations as a peripheral point of reference, its significance intuited rather... +