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Represent, Yall

UN highlights famous artists before the fact

Art Features UN's premise is audacious and funny, but curator David Solomon’s approach to unrepresented artists also is a missed opportunity. It is a gesture steeped in benevolence, but the subtext of inferiority (or ...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 John Photos

Hit the Road

In macro or micro, the Wild West never fails to fascinate

Art Features It is on the vast voids of the American West and the aesthetics and implications of distance and long-haul shipping that artists Shelby Shadwell and David Jones have set their sights.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 John Photos

In Good Company

David Kapp borrows from, but doesn’t replace, painters before him

Art Features David Kapp may hope to be called the new Diebenkorn, but that would imply that Diebenkorn had been replaced, and the long memory of art history doesn’t always work that way.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 John Photos

Playing House

Photographs capture artificial domesticity

Art Features A few months ago, I was working with a woman who was employed by a hotel chain. Her job title was ‘interior designer,’ which meant she was responsible for picking and purchasing everything from lamp...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 John Photos

So Happy Together

Artists walk two by two into the Pennbrick art ark.

Art Features Zeitguised, a duo based in London, created “Peripetics,” a short video of CGI vignettes that was so odd I had to watch it twice.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 John Photos

Small Show, Big Impact

An extra-large legacy encompasses photography and journalism

Art Features On the first day of my first photography class, my teacher laid some ground rules: “no cemeteries and no homeless people.” In one fell swoop every idea I had was voided.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 John Photos

TEOTWAKI Strikes

Art nerds (re)make robot overlords

Art Features It is widely agreed the human race is in grave danger. For many of us, destruction is a foregone conclusion. Be it sudden incineration via nuclear explosion, the slow asphyxiation of our ecosystem that follows ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 John Photos

Unmade in the USA

Meow Wolf gets hit by a car…and wins

Art Features My dutiful acquiescence to a conservative and clichéd role of the artist as hermetic intellectual is thrown into sharp relief as I look back over my notes detailing the colorful and frenetic mayhem that ...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 John Photos

Traveling Light

As the art fair grows and mobilizes, the art only shrinks.

Art Features In its promotional literature, Art Santa Fe refers to the “champagne-tinged, high stakes [art] world” and promises the “ultimate arts and culture experience.” Since I was not offered so ...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 John Photos

In Rainbows

A Santa Fe photographer shoots the whole spectrum

Art Features Photographer Brad Bealmear got a gig the first day he set foot in New York City in 1983, and wound up spending most of his career as a commercial photographer there. By some divine stroke of luck, he happened i...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Charlotte Jusinski
 
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