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?”+
In November 2015, I participated in a live-coverage event around the Renaissance Society's 100 year anniversary symposium with Karen Archey. You can read the whole stream here. Below is an excerpted capsule I wrote about Ranjit Hoskote's talk.
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... +