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The Visiting (Online) Scholar

Ten years ago I moved to Columbus, OH to study art education at The Ohio State University. The list of things that drew me there was long, but ultimately topped by two things: they offered me more money than the competition and… 432 more words

A Writing Entry - Author Avatar

This does not refer to my fantasy novel, but rather this trope.  In short, an Author Avatar is when an author inserts themselves into a story.  1,150 more words


The Burlington Magazine and modern British art (1903-1910)

The foundation of the Burlington in the very early years of the twentieth century is the intersecting point of many cultural networks. Several of the many questions that underlie its inception have been investigated: the significance that the Burlington had for the development of art history as an academic discipline in Britain, the impact it had on the professionalization of the museum workforce, the mediating role that it assumed between dealers and collectors, and, most importantly, how it transformed art writing from a novelistic personal experience into a peer-reviewed, accountable visual analysis that referred to documentary evidence. 1,287 more words

Art Writing

Martin Creed at the Hayward Gallery

The walls are painted in bright fearless stripes, a huge neon sign swings overhead, a piano is patiently played key by key and a few bemused yet exhilarated visitors fumble out of a room filled to the brim with white balloons. 1,275 more words


A Great Little Book

A new book to add to my favorites: 101 Things to Learn in Art School  by Kit White. I picked it up in a museum shop in Boston about half a  year back,  just got around to reading through it, and was seriously  impressed by the amount of thoughtcandy the author managed to  pack into such a small format. 132 more words


Statist cowed

The art never existers

Artistic counterfeiters

Relieved as art it passes

To icons for the masses

Helping each pretender

Trade for legal tender

Idols state allowed 

Holy statist cowed


Precarious State of Performance Art

Performance art is moody, finding its power in a volatile vortex of actions and references on the semiotic scale of art. Like an arbitrary signifier that does not lead to any particular end, performance as a medium is menacing in its lack of stable definitions. 661 more words