Monthly Archives: August 2018

Color-Aid at Wasserman Projects @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Color-themed exhibitions often indicate a sense of slapdash or uninspired curatorial practice, which is why it was surprising to hear that Wasserman Projects was mounting Color-Aid for its summer program. Director Alison Wong, an artist in her own right, has never been known to phone it in, so the real question was: How can […]

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Women of Resistance from OR Books @ Hyperallergic

When I picked up Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, a collection of poems by 49 female-identified poets published by OR Books, I hoped to report that feminist poetry — and the new feminism that it represents — would not be a tragic, polemic trudge through the trash-pile that patriarchy has made of the world […]

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µTopian Dinners at the Sidewalk Festival @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In today’s climate of alienation and separatist behavior, artists surely cannot be the only ones doing some hard thinking about ways to examine notions of difference, the concept of “enemy” states, and tactics for overcoming such perceived divisions in the interest of unity. But it is possible that artists are among the experts […]

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Henry Crissman & Hamilton Poe on Bob Ross @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — A lot of folks, if pressed, could probably come up with some kind of association with the name Bob Ross. If reminded that the Florida native was the host of a long-running instructional painting show on public television, The Joy of Painting, most people could recall Ross’s voluminous perm, soft-spoken demeanor, or tendency […]

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Hoarder Dollhouse (2.0) to debut @ MOCAD’s Mobile Homestead

Delighted to announce my inclusion in the upcoming show in the Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead facility at MOCAD this fall. The first iteration of Hoard 1:12 finally met its end, such is the way of hoarder houses, if they continue unchecked in their process. I am delighted to reconfigure a second edition of the project, […]

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LaKela Brown at Reyes Projects @ Hyperallergic

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — It’s almost possible to consider Material Relief, the collection of plaster-cast works by Brooklyn-based artist LaKela Brown currently on display at Reyes Projects, as an exercise in abstract mark-making. The formal repetition of shapes cast into and out of stark white plaster is so evocative of ancient art forms, like cuneiform tablets […]

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“Worlds Otherwise Hidden” at the Kemper @ Hyperallergic

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — It is safe to say that the United States is in the midst of a deep crisis of identity, fueled by nationalism, fear-mongering across the political spectrum, and denial about the legacy of migration. Worlds Otherwise Hidden at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City features work by three artists […]

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FRONT Triennial Cleveland @ Hyperallergic

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art is described by founder Fred Bidwell as an all-out effort to put Cleveland on the radar as an international art destination, and described by The New York Times, in an article cited prominently on the festival website, as an endeavor that “offers artists the canvas of Cleveland”— […]

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