Nene Humphrey became interested in the practice of Victorian mourning braiding—in which jewelry and keepsakes were made using the hair of departed loved ones—when coping with the death of her husband, artist Benny Andrews, in 2006. In the years since, she has developed a body of work based on the craft, processing the initial shock […]
Hey, this little capsule review I wrote for Art Basel Magazine’s Miami Beach issue just turned up on my doorstep! Neat!
Have you ever fallen in love fast, and then become really obsessed? Like, really obsessed. Like you recognize a kindred spirit, and over years of observation become so obsessed that you just want to be a part of this entity, like, belong to it somehow? And then, sometimes, it goes away, and there’s a hole […]
When you live in a place ruled by the shifting whims of nature, you learn to adjust to forces that exist beyond human control. In this sense, Detroit was an unlikely birthplace for the industrial era, with its goal of keeping automobiles rolling off the assembly line in a precisely timed cadence. The interplay and […]
“You were married?” is a thing people often say, when it occasionally comes up. I’m not sure why that’s especially surprising—a lot of people were married, at one time—but yes, I was married for awhile. It didn’t take. I’m tremendously excited to announce that an essay I wrote about my marriage and divorce was chosen […]
The May 2016 issue of Flash Art International is out now, and I am pleased to announce that it includes a short review of Olivia Erlanger’s “The Oily Actor” at What Pipeline in Detroit, written by yours truly. Available wherever fancy-as-heck international art magazines are sold!
SO excited to announce that we have a publishing date for the print version of Essay’d that we’ve been working on for months now, which collects the first year/30 essays about Detroit artists, written by myself, Prof. Dennis Nawrocki, critic and writer Matthew Piper, and gallerist Steve Panton. It’ll be out in August of this […]