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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 […]

Ben Berlow at Rawson Projects

Originally published in Hyperallergic. ◊◊ Rawson Projects is a miraculously bright spot in the neighborhood of Greenpoint, where many first-floor businesses are still in repair after Hurricane Sandy. Inside the gallery, Ben Berlow’s show of new drawings seems timely and thoughtful in its intimacy and sympathy for weathered materials. Each […]

Chris Johanson (Phaidon, 2013)

“In Praise of Peaceful Art: A Chris Johanson Monograph,” originally published in ArtCritical. ◊◊ On the back cover of Phaidon’s new Chris Johanson monograph is a close-up of I AM CLEAR NOW (2004), a vignette featuring two reclining figures on a green expanse of urban lawn, painted with acrylic and latex painting […]

Interviewing Kate Steciw: An Appendix

I just finished editing the interview I did with photo-derivative-and-house-hold-object artist Kate Steciw (who also has work up at Foxy Production right now) for toomer labzda’s year one show and interview series. Because so much of our lunch-talk was trimmed down out of necessity for the series, I am sharing below […]