Hommage a Ponge
CHARLES NORTH's recent publications include Elevenses, a limited edition collaboration with the artist Trevor Winkfield (Granary Books, 2017), and States of the Art: Selected Essays, Interviews, and Other Prose 1975-2014 (Pressed Wafer, 2017). His eleventh book of poems, North of the Charles: Early and Uncollected Poems, is due from Hanging Loose this fall.
unpretentious thingsBy Shelly Bhoil
APRIL 2023 | Critics Page
What is surrendering yourself completely to unpretentious things like the chair in the corner that invites you to sit down and lean on its back when you are tired.
Elisabeth Smolarzs The Encyclopedia of ThingsBy Sarah Moroz
APRIL 2023 | Art Books
This is a book of portraits absent of the people they represent, states Michelle Levy, who edited the tome, regarding the still life ensembles that fill the pages. Dreamed up by Polish-born New York-based artist Elisabeth Smolarz, the project began in 2014 and focuses on opening the channels of communication to the inanimate and the subconscious in conjunction with people she encounters.
Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in ThingsBy Joyce Beckenstein
DEC 22–JAN 23 | ArtSeen
Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things presents a riveting survey of works, from 1983 to 2022, by an artist who absorbed minimalisms quirky mystique as he unabashedly broke most of its codifying rules.
Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our BirthsBy Ksenia Nouril
OCT 2021 | Art Books
Whether or not a birthing person, one will find a more comprehensive and empowered approach to sexuality, procreation, and rearing in this book than in any mass-market guide, medical textbook, or doctors office. The fact that this information must be conveyed through the guise of art and design points to our societys deep-seated discomfort withand lack of substantial support forbirth.