Writing

The Elusive Residue of Memory in Hazy Prints

Installation view, Maja Ruznic: Migration of Spirits at the Tamarind Institute (all images courtesy Tamarind Institute and the artist)

The following article originally appeared in Hyperallergic in March 2022. ALBUQUERQUE — “I think of all prints as interior or psychological landscapes,” New Mexico-based artist Maja Ruznic writes. “These prints are perhaps my surrender to Shadow and my hope is that they will invite a similar kind… +

Temp Check

The following comic was published by the Chicago Reader in March 2022. Chicago art organizers, curators, and administrators talk to the Reader about working during a pandemic and features Alma Weiser, director of Heaven Gallery; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum curator of modern… +

Memorializing Blackdom, New Mexico’s First All-Black Town

Nikesha Breeze, Miles Tokuknow, and Lazarus Nance Letcher, Stages of Tectonic Blackness: Blackdom, live performance in November 2021 (photo by Noël Hutton)

The following article was originally published by Hyperallergic in March, 2022. LAS CRUCES, NM — Freedom Colonies and all-Black towns were established throughout the United States following the Emancipation Proclamation. The first instance of an all-Black town in New Mexico, named Blackdom, was founded… +

Notes on Collaboration

A 2-page comic about collaboration and collectivity in the arts was published in the Volume 5 of Southwest Contemporary. I’ll post the full spread shortly but participants include Andrea Hanley (Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe), Stephen Lapthisophon (artist, Dallas), Lisa LeFeuvre (Holt/Smithson Foundation, Santa Fe),… +

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… +