a contemporary art blogazine.

Issue No. 4 | The Long Leaves

AUTUMN IS over the long leaves that love us, Yeats once wrote. As a native Angeleno I never knew autumn, or I knew it to be some strange, mild thing called by a name it always seemed to forsake. But six years in New England and the Northeast have changed all that, and I sit here while autumn stretches out above me, and I watch the leaves shift and fall, and dance on blustery winds, and molt in soft, tender-footed rains. Here are my picks for Issue 4: 

 

a contemporary art blogazine.

Issue No. 4 | The Long Leaves

AUTUMN IS over the long leaves that love us, Yeats once wrote. As a native Angeleno I never knew autumn, or I knew it to be some strange, mild thing called by a name it always seemed to forsake. But six years in New England and the Northeast have changed all that, and I sit here while autumn stretches out above me, and I watch the leaves shift and fall, and dance on blustery winds, and molt in soft, tender-footed rains. Here are my picks for Issue 4: 

 

Issue No. 3 | Textiles

ALL FOUR of the artworks in this issue relate to textiles in some meaningful way. They either make actual use of textiles, as the latter two artists have done, or they represent textiles in paintings, as the former two have done. There’s much to be said about this interest in textiles, patterns, and materiality, and so I thought it would be fun to have an entire issue orbit this idea. Also, the artworks in Issue #3 is really, really good. Here they are:

 

Issue No. 2 | Looking Back

AND WHO says August is the art-world’s slowest month? Sure, some of the heavy-hitter galleries have closed for renovations in advance of their big September shows, but the city is still teeming with good stuff, large and small.

I picked these four artworks from four gallery shows. They may seem to have little in common, but there is a thematic consistency that links them: despite their varied forms, each artwork either self-consciously references the history of art, or somehow complicates its relationship to that tradition. Here they are:

 

Issue No. 1 | Dog Days

 

THE SOLSTICE has passed, and with it the longest day of the year. Perhaps that’s a good thing. For many, 2017 has been trying. And if not trying, then at least bizarre. But here’s the good news: we’re on the backside, we’re closer to the end then we are to the beginning, and there’s a lot of great stuff on the gallery walls right now. Let’s take a gander at some of my faves.

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