Imin Yeh at Grizzly Grizzly

Originally published in Artforum’s Critics’ Picks. ◊◊ The mascot of Imin Yeh’s exhibition “The Drawer of Extra Sauce” is the installation Extra Sauce, 2019, a heap of to-scale paper replicas of Chinese take-out condiments. Each plump packet was meticulously constructed from two screen prints depicting familiar logos and vibrant sauces, sealed […]

Moreby Hall

Originally published in the Freer | Sackler Galleries’ Whistler in Watercolor digital exhibition catalogue. ◊◊ In the early 1880s, James McNeill Whistler was a house guest at Moreby Hall, located south of York in Yorkshire, where he encountered the scene that fills this watercolor. The manor house, built between 1818 […]

Rafael Soldi at the Print Center

Originally published in Artforum’s Critics’ Picks. ◊◊ Rafael Soldi’s exhibition “Cargamontón” features selections from two of the artist’s recent series that consider dissonance as a tool of identity formation. Hung across one wall in three rows are twenty-five of the fifty self-portraits Soldi took in a photobooth over the span […]

Interviewing Douglas Diaz

It has been my pleasure to write Douglas Diaz on the occasion of his exhibit “Reality of My Life” at Art & Art Gallery in December 2017. The catalogue contains my foreword and an interview that took place across time zones and months in the summer of 2017. My foreword […]

Mohamed Bourouissa at the Barnes Foundation

Originally published in Art in America’s October 2017 issue. ◊◊ Throughout his career, Mohamed Bourouissa has anchored his projects in collaboration with friends and strangers. His Barnes Foundation exhibition, titled “Urban Riders” and constituting his first solo show in the United States, comprised eighty-five works related to the time he […]