We are not a narrow tribe of men, with a bigoted Hebrew nationalitywhose blood has been debased in the attempt to ennoble it, by maintaining an exclusive succession among ourselves.
I happily rekindled a very old friendship in the last couple of years with the painter Archie Rand whom Id met in a previous century, sometime in the mid-1970s, through either Ross Feld or Gil Sorrentino, both writers and both, now, sadly departed.
What is to be done when one generations entertainment becomes the next generations disparagement? Does one laugh, cringe, or contemplate?
Though Luisa Rabbia works in various media, the core of her practice resides in drawing. It remains a significant component even when she is working in sculpture or film.
When David Shapiro asked me for a text for this issue of the Rail I was driven to finish a couple of responses to exhibitions that were abandoned for lack of time but that I also knew had been taking off on their own in more or less opinionated ways.
As identical twins, the Quays do not traffic in the kind of boundaries that we singulars do. Theirs is the world of the Twinsnot of one individuals subjectivity or the others (although clearly each completes singular activities in production).
I have followed the work of Charles Hinman over the past 30 years, well aware that he has been working much longer than that. Add another 25 years, and youll get the approximate length of his distinguished career and inexorable commitment to a single idea, comparable to Sir Isaac Newtons reputed single-mindedness.
Ill start this review with a disclaimer. Normally when a writer inserts a disclaimer theres a smarmy, unctuous note that follows, but in this case Im proud to say that Thomas Micchelli was my editor here at the Brooklyn Rail for five years, and more importantly, I learned a heck of a lot from Tom.
Louise Fishman’s new show substantiates, yet again, her importance as an Abstract Expressionist painter. Her current group of paintings, in which blue and, to a lesser extent, green predominate, have been inspired by her residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice.
In Rafael Lozano-Hemmers spectacular Voice Array (2011), part of the Mexican-Canadian artists fourth solo show at bitforms, one can listen to up to 288 anonymous vocal samplesplayed in uneven unison, and accompanied by pulses of vibrant white light in discrete beams, emanating from above and below a raised black strip along the back wall.
Awkward x 2 was formed in 2010 by Rebecca Norton and Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe out of the desire to make works in which a painting isnt finished until neither artist is sure who did what.
From Miguel Hernández, a volume of poems selected and translated by Don Share, to be published in April 2013 by NYRB Classics. Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine; his latest book of poems is Wishbone (Black Sparrow, 2012).
The year of silence coming to an end / my artificial lover joined me on the fevered wheel // to the tune of Tinkers Polka, Plums of Purity, / Under the Double Eagle, When // the White Magnolias Bloom...
First Egg Chapel, Capella Ovi, In Construction, Hi Family, W-Zone Park, Munho-ri, Seonjong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Outside Seoul, S. Korea - by Andrew MacNair Architects, Opened July 17, 2012, Photo by Michael Capitain, C 2012.
BC uses the methods and materials associated with industries adjacent to the art worldincluding fashion, publishing, and filmmakingto challenge suspect, high-minded, commercial, or subversive impulses within both the realm of fine art and the real world beyond.
This double exhibition is the first and most comprehensive review of the work of Frank Moore (1953-2002), an elusive artist called, among myriad other things, a visual essayist.
Carol Ramas first exhibition was shut down by the police, who removed her paintings from the gallery. Some of the overtly sexual watercolors on display included images of men having sex with dogs and women excreting snakes.
Toba Khedooris monochromatic paintings and drawings are subtle and shifty exercises in visual sleight-of-hand. These seemingly pristine objects are not what they seem; Khedoori clearly relishes the dichotomy between what they are initially perceived to be and the reality of the surface.
Alex Duensing has an M.F.A. from Columbia, currently resides in St. Petersburg Florida, is madly in love with his wife, and is working to promote world peace.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Pageant (Alice James Books 2009) and can be found at joannafuhrman.com.
The largest single financial asset that the Cooper Union currently holds is its promise of free education: TO ALL. The value contained within this promise far exceeds our current endowment as well as the physical properties held by the institution including the land under the Chrysler Building.
For a few years I lived under a giant skylight in a windowless, basement level, 19th-century police truck repair garage on Mulberry Street. There, the city was far away.