Monthly Archives: April 2018

Diversity in UK Art World Study @ Hyperallergic

A new study completed in the UK and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council reveals — and you might want to sit down for this — that there remains massive underrepresentation of black and minority ethnic workers in the arts, especially if they also have working-class roots. The study, released last week, is part of […]

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4/18/2018 – The next Episode with Margaret Parker

Artist: Margaret Parker Location: Taqueria Lupita’s Breakfast (lunch): MP – Chicken enchiladas meal (side of sliced avocado), chips & fixins, water SRS – Three tacos (al pastor), chips & fixins, Topo Chico I tend to enjoy talking to people who have led somewhat episodic lives – that is to say, people who conduct one kind […]

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Interview with Carolina Falkholt @ Hyperallergic

Gothenburg-born artist Carolina Falkholt raised eyebrows and garnered media attention last Christmas, when she installed a mural of a massive phallus on the building at 303 Broome Street on New York’s Lower East Side. Now the artist, who has spent much of her life and career as an artist, graffiti writer, and musician shuttling between […]

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Artist Talk with Heloisa Pomfret @ N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art – THIS SATURDAY!!

This Saturday, I’ll be in conversation with artist Heloisa Pomfret about her practice and solo exhibition at the N’Namdi, which opened April 13 and runs through June 9. The talk will take place at 2:00 pm, this Saturday, April 28, at the gallery. Hope to see you there! Heloisa Pomfret is an interdisciplinary visual artist […]

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How many can puns can one artist make? @ Hyperallergic

NARROWSBURG, New York — Most every artist must establish, to some degree, their relationship to the art canon. Some endlessly reference it, while others reject it; artist Allan Rubin, on the other hand, renders his artistic heroes into three-dimensional sculptures made from upcycled tin cans. Rubin really puts the “can” in canvas, applying his paintings to metal […]

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Nicole MacDonald’s “Last Days of Chinatown” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — While some documentary filmmakers travel far and wide in search of a story to capture, artist Nicole MacDonald began her documentary process in the most straightforward possible way: by observing the human traffic visible through the window of her residence in the Cass Corridor neighborhood of Detroit. “I’ve been watching the alley behind my […]

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4/2/2018 – Nobody is Normal with Jon Phillips

Artist: Jon Phillips Location: Midtown Zef’s Breakfast: JP – Giant omelet, side of hash browns, whole wheat toast, coffee (creamer, no sugar) SRS – French toast, side of sausage, coffee (black) The point where Jon Phillips really caught my attention in our conversation was when he started talking about his recent fascination with configurations of […]

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Michele Oka Doner at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The exhibition Fluent in the Language of Dreams at Wasserman Projects picks up a project that Michele Oka Doner began 40 years ago. Doner is a native Floridian, but spent almost two decades in Michigan, pursuing degrees at University of Michigan and setting up an experimental studio practice. It was at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that Doner first […]

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