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Painting is not an additive process

It’s hard talking/writing about painting. Everything about painting is hard, except for the gifts of grace to be found there.

I’ve been struggling with how to find a way to talk about pervasive failures in painting that strike me as symptomatic of our time illuminating broader misunderstandings of what it is to be. 1,154 more words


In Defense of Artist, Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon has long been my least favorite great painter of the twentieth century. ~ Peter Schjeldahl (for The New Yorker)

True, it would seem there’s no defense needed for an artist who has had more than a half-dozen major retrospectives, and whose… 7,450 more words


Stunt Writing

“The basic project of art is always to make the world whole and comprehensible, to restore it to us in all its glory and its occasional nastiness, not through argument but through feeling, and then to close the gap between you and everything that is not you, and in this way pass from feeling to meaning.”  —Robert Hughes…

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Art Criticism

Between Poetry and Politics: Christoph Schlingensief at MoMA PS1

German artist Christoph Schlingensief is a reactionary performance/video/installation artist with mature content/explicit images/and overall radical artwork. His current retrospective at MoMA PS1 which runs through September 7th is a valiant attempt to capture an artist’s ouevre not mean to be caught. 164 more words


A Theory

I remember reading about the ‘mirror phase’ in child psychology through my personal reading about film concepts. The child sees the self in a mirror and is anxious at being separated from mother because the identity of self is caught up in mother until seeing the self in a mirror. 66 more words

DVD Film Reviews

An Autobiography of Love: James Lee Byars at MoMA PS1

See this review published on Bushwick Daily

As the story goes, there are a million different ways to say I Love You. For 20th Century conceptual-performance artist James Lee Byars, it was never about saying the words. 891 more words


70ft Car-Juggling Robot Unintentionally Stomps on Priceless Postmodern Art!

Had Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, or Paul McCarthy come up with this, and it were exhibited in front of an art museum, it would be the crowning achievement of their careers. 590 more words