DEARBORN, Michigan — Yemeni-American artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz has been playing with the intimacy of bedroom installations for some time now. soft powers, her first solo museum exhibition, at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn — a part of the Detroit metropolitan area that is home to the largest […]
ROCHESTER, New York — Judith Schaechter’s stained glass works reach so far in different directions that trying to classify them becomes a taxonomy problem. Her medium, techniques, and references are deeply rooted in Medieval and Renaissance art, but her execution, agenda, and subject matter are unusual for stained glass. Her […]
I was so honored to be the inaugural studio visit for the House Calls series with the U-M Institute for the Humanities. This amazing combination of thought leadership and genuine care for artists is just one of the reasons I’m excited to show work there in the Fall. Here’s my […]
As people on the internet post hilariously awkward senior portraits in solidarity with the high school classes of 2020 — who are being deprived by COVID-19 of signature high school moments like prom and graduation — a different cohort of grads are also feeling left out: the 2020 BFA and MFA […]
In its broadest sense, a temple is a place devoted to a specific and elevated purpose, one not necessarily limited to the spiritual. Maybe it’s fair to say that what I’ve needed lately are secular temples, houses where I can refocus my capacity for reflection, which has been eroded by […]
The memory or mind palace (AKA method of loci) is an old technique of memorization, developed in ancient Greece and Rome, to help cement knowledge in the mind by way of visualizing it in a “palace.” In “Memory Houses” (“Casas de la Memoria”) — a conceptual architecture project that has […]
Quarantine masks by Elene Usdin.
Oh boy, oh boy, it’s finally April, which means a couple wonderful things. Firstly, it’s not March anymore, which I think we can all agree, good riddance. Secondly, it means there’s a new issue of The Believer out on the stands (are there still stands?), and I’m so excited to […]