By Joe Fyfe
OCT 2022 | ArtSeen
In one of the more instructive passages in Minima Moralia, Theodor Adorno observes that well-made texts are like spiders webs, Metaphors flitting hastily through them become their nourishing prey: When things begin to click with your subject, everything of use that gets near it gets stuck in it. One afternoon, reading The Waterfall by the English writer Margaret Drabble she described a real place in England called the Gordale Scar, a roofless cave with an interior waterfall, a lovely organic balance of shapes and curves, a wildness contained within a bodily limit. I thought of my ongoing research project on John Coplans (19202003). His life and work was very much a wildness contained within a bodily limit.
By Maymanah Farhat
MAY 2022 | Art Books
This takes the idea of an artwork that has gone from creation, to destruction, to reanimation as the premise for a book that offers a much-needed glimpse into the ecology of the Bay Area art scene. It presents a template for how documentation and analysis can be used to honor the regions idiosyncratic art making practices.