Four years into an architectural program at RISD, Addie Langford found herself confronting a hard truth: she missed making things. All the theoretical design emphasis in her formal studies could not replace the importance of the hands-on process of creation that had always been a fundamental part of her practice. Retreating from architecture into an […]
The most thematically powerful aspect of “Chimera,” a two-person show featuring work by Adrian Hatfield and Amy Sacksteder, is not the way each artist amalgamates media or imagery, but the rather seamless and literal blending together of these two separate bodies of work, creating a chimera in and of itself. The show opened at Detroit’s […]
Artist: Lillien Waller Location: La Feria Breakfast: LW & SRS – 1 million tapas Hallmarks of success in my life: I can sleep pretty much whenever I want, and I don’t have to struggle so hard anymore to find someone with whom I can have a real conversation. Because I’m self-centered, I tend to think that most people understand […]
Scanner portrait of Charles McGee, courtesy of Kurt Novak. Perhaps the greatest challenge of every portrait photographer is the imperative to capture a subject in a single image. Humans are complex creatures, and the sense that we might be reduced to a single take seems fairly reductionist. How clever, then, that artist Kurt Novak seems […]
Very excited to be leading an MFA Professional Development Module: Writing ABOUT Creative Work at U of M next week! You can find more information about it here. Meanwhile, if you need me, I will be preparing the most impressive PP deck EVAR.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — As digital and web-based forms of dissemination have competed with video art, what is left to distinguish it as a standalone genre? Once, perhaps, embraced as a form of real-time recording that was both more instantaneous and more efficient than film, the video camera has lost widespread popularity. What defines video […]
Each work by Johnny Coleman in his main gallery show at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art http://nnamdicenter.org/ is dedicated to someone; “For Maya Angelou,” some say, or “For Wendall Logan,”—Andre Burbridge, Toni Morrison, Brother Yusef, Kamau Daaood, even one dedicated more generally “For the Poets.” This is fitting with the show’s title, Homage: Regular […]
Artist: Ryan Myers-Johnson Location: Mudgie’s Breakfast: RMJ – Mimosa, “That’s Jared” sandwich SRS – Coffee (black), Kleb’s Klub salad Mudgie’s only has brunch on Sunday, in case you were wondering and don’t know how to check things on the internet, like me. So Ryan and I had conventional lunch fare for our BWTA, and in […]