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Jackson Pollock: A Critique of His Achievement


by Jonathan Goodman

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). The Flame. c. 1934-38. Oil on canvas, mounted on fiberboard, 20 1/2” x 30” (51.1 x 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Enid A. Haupt Fund, 1980 © 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It seems as if the Museum of Modern Art in New York organizes a show of Pollock about every two years or … Continue reading »

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In Conversation: Adrienne Tarver


by James Powers 

Adrienne Tarver, Installation Shot: Eavesdropping at BRIC Arts Media, 2016.  Photo Credit: Jason Wyche

Adrienne Tarver is an artist and educator working in New York. Her work was recently the subject of a solo show titled “Eavesdropping” at BRIC Arts Media, March 1 – 27, 2016. In this interview, she sat down with James Powers. James Powers is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He … Continue reading »

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The State of Comics: They’ve Become Time

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by Joseph Cotsirilos

Joe Sacco. Palestine.  1996-2001. 400 x 228 pixels. Comics / Graphic Art. Image Courtesy of The Comics Grid.

Comics have fully merged into mainstream culture. Since the rise of underground comics in the late 1960’s (Robert Crumb’s work and RAW Magazine) and the widely-used term Graphic Novel (originally popularized with Will Eisner’s iconic work, “A Contract With God”), almost every piece of modern media from The Walking … Continue reading »

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Sahar Safarian Baranlou at Pratt Studios Gallery


by Jonathan Goodman

Sahar Safarian Baranlou. Self-Portrait; Farewell. 2016. Video Still from 2-panel video. 25 minutes.

Sahar Safarian Baranlou is an Iranian-born student in Pratt University. I have worked with her on her written thesis, which is based on the show she had this March for a week, at a student gallery. For the exhibition, she submitted a two-panel video (space problems prevented her from setting up a third panel). … Continue reading »

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Studio Visit with Lizzy DeVita

Lizzy De Vita, "You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again" (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

by Mira Dayal

Lizzy De Vita, “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” (2015). Courtesy of the artist.

From the concrete stairwell, we watch foam bubbles of saliva trickle out of the woman’s lips, imperceptibly trembling around the slick edge of a plastic mouthpiece. She is still. Thin plastic wires center her and constrain her movements. Look around and watch the two other women blink slowly, breathe heavily, as they are … Continue reading »

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Seung Lee at SIA New York


by Jonathan Goodman

Seung Lee. Tree of Soul. 2016. Mixed media. 52 x 41 inches. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

Korean-American artist Seung Lee’s excellent new show of mixed-media paintings makes it clear that his development continues. While he is Asian, his work really reflects the influence of the New York School—he has lived and taught in the New York City area for decades. There are of course points of … Continue reading »

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Oliver Herring: The Art of the Party


by Jacob Kiernan

Oliver Herring. Areas for Action – Houston: Glitter Group. John head and face covered in Angeli’s hair, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX. 2015. Digital C-print, ink stamp. 43 x 66 inches. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

A party is a wonderland. It’s covered in glitter and adorned in gold. You’ll probably spill something. Hopefully, you’ll spill more than one thing. A good party has music that intoxicates and company … Continue reading »

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