Author Archives: Megan M. Garwood

About Megan M. Garwood

Megan M. Garwood is a New York City-based editor, art critic, commentator and aesthetician, as well as the Associate Director at Leslie Feely Gallery on 68th and Madison. Her guilty pleasures include metaethics, morality, conceptual art, and Coney Island side shows. Feel free to contact her via email at megan@whitehotmagazine.com.

Walking Man

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by Jacob Kiernan

I remember the first time I visited the Lotusland, Paris. I was eight, my brother was four, we stayed in the Regina and spent most of our time playing rigged amusement park games at the Jardin des Tuileries. In fact, anytime we weren’t shooting bb guns or inhaling cotton candy, we were probably sulking.

Auguste Rodin St. John the Babtist, France, 1907, Bronze, Height 214 cm, Musée … Continue reading »

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Sweet Time

Honey Baby, 2013
Video (still)
Edition of 10 + 4 AP
Performer: Nick Sciscione, Videographer: Kirsten Johnson, Composer: Tom Laurie, Editor: Amanda Laws
© Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio; Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York.
by Jacob Kiernan

Honey Baby, 2013, Video (still), Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Performer: Nick Sciscione, Videographer: Kirsten Johnson, Composer: Tom Laurie, Editor: Amanda Laws, © Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio; Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York.

To get to Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio’s video installation Honey Baby, one must navigate a boneyard of twisted skeletons. On screen, a body writhes languidly in a vat … Continue reading »

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A Real Problem with Theoretical Value Judgement

David Hume, Allan Ramsay, Oil on canvas, 30.00 x 25.00 in. (76.20 x 63.50 cm), Bequeathed by Mrs Macdonald Hume to the National Gallery of Scotland and transferred
by Megan M. Garwood

Vincent van Gogh, Roadway with Underpass (Le viaduc), 1887, Oil on cardboard, mounted on panel, 12 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches (32.7 x 41 cm), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978

Traditional branches of philosophy include metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics and logic. In academic discourses, these branches are generally treated separately. Brilliant scholars dedicate their lives to studying within these … Continue reading »

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#smartart

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by Jacob Kiernan

Hans-Christian Lotz, Die Hanfreibe der Oberen Mühle in Steinach im Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof Gutach 2014 (The Hemp Press of the Upper Mill in Steinach at the Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof in Gutach 2014), 2015, Aluminium, record 16 STA module, Glass, Steel, Silicone caulk, mixed media, 119 x 142 x 9 inches, Courtesy of David Lewis Gallery

What is #smartart? I ask this question with candor and without preconception. … Continue reading »

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Peter Passuntino’s “Explosive Color”

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On view until March 7th Located at shny, 116 Suffolk Street (Btwn Rivington & Delancey)

Peter Passuntino is an artist’s artist. He’s been producing artwork for over 50 years and doesn’t quit, not only continuing the trajectory of his personal work but also further pushing the boundaries he set out to push when he helped write a manifesto for the art movement Rhino Horn. Not to be missed most?  A … Continue reading »

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Trill Copy Shares Music Maddness with On-Verge: love, peace, and nappyness, fredgy

Fredgy Noël for Trill Copy

Fredgy Noël for Trill Copy

“The xx—Terminal 5 August 2, 2012,” Trill Copy

Fredgy Noël

Pure joy. That’s what I felt that Thursday morning as I was getting dressed to go to work…as I danced in the hallways of my corporate job…as I trekked to 10th avenue to go see the xx.

This may be a weird place to start, but I will any way. Back in 2010 I had … Continue reading »

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The One that Got Away hopes a “Remedy” to Post-Production Blues

Screen still from Remedy website.

Screen still from Remedy website. Click image to view film trailer.

Support MFA dream of SVA graduate Cheyenne Picardo by contributing to the post-production of Remedy. On the film’s website, Picardo explains Remedy as “a narrative feature about a young woman who becomes a sex worker almost by accident – first as a dominatrix, then transitioning into a full-time professional submissive.”

In theory, Picardo could potentially delve into a taboo … Continue reading »

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