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

Painter’s Palette: Interview with Jacob Ouillette

Ouillette, Calliope, 2011, oil/canvas, 48"x60"

Interview with Jacob Ouillette who showed at Nancy Margolis Gallery from October 20th until November 26th, 2011 at 523 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Ouillette, Calliope, 2011, oil/canvas, 48"x60"

Megan M. Garwood (MMG):  What is a brushstroke to you?

Jacob Ouillette (JO): To me, it is many things.  In the first place, the brushstroke is the embodiment of an idea or feeling.  It is a voice.  The Brushstroke is … Continue reading »

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My Mistaken Manifesto: Megan’s Meta-Criticism

Are we really...

Three and a half years ago, I came to New York after graduating from the University of Michigan with concentrations in History of Art, Ethical Analysis, and Philosophy of Morality. My first NY editor had suggested that I stopped writing like an academic (totally necessary). Still, I never published a piece without receiving a comment about “esoteric language” or “too harsh” of an argument. Editors never did me wrong, and … Continue reading »

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A Figure Flattens Japanese Artworld with Robust Tradition

Installation, photograph courtsey of CATM

CATM CHELSEA and Fund Art Now SYNAPSE by Yasuto Sasada (Japanese artist) November 3rd until December 4th, 2011 500 10th Avenue

Installation, photograph courtesy of CATM

Restrain from squashing the next cockroach you see: he may be your last. Could you imagine New York City citizens championing for our blackbeetle buddies? Artist Yasuto Sasada rallies people in Japan to help those who have been hurt by the series of natural … Continue reading »

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Directors Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler bring us Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, which delineates sunrises and falls of the 25 years of Fishbone, an indescribable band who have created their own funk, while juxtaposing historical events happening in and around their hometown South-Central, Los Angeles, CA.

Not broke but, perhaps, “poor,” Fishbone has been a sensation since the members first met yet have not reached the same mainstream … Continue reading »

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Detroit is Here: MOCAD celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

(Gonzales Torres) barely there, Installation Shot, Photo by Corine Vermeulen.

(Gonzalez-Torres) barely there, Installation Shot, Photo by Corine Vermeulen.

Categorically, the once-isolated artworld has extended not only beyond global boundaries but also over less-defined national lines, as the terms “New York art” and “American” art become coterminous; we view the idea of an “art center of the world” as a reference to a past and implausible ideology. Although—even recently—cities have been categorized by specific niches, these cities now house institutions … Continue reading »

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CATM Chelsea Dictates Fall’s Dialogue

ArtLive Installation

Art Live Turns Five!

CATM Chelsea

500 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10001

September 1st until 25th, 2011

As the 2012 art year commences, “artworld-ers” rush back to NYC quicker than many school children. While most of us wait for 2011 to end until we try to define this year’s strongest motif, CATM Chelsea presents the fifth annual exhibition ART LIVE 2011.

Announcing not only global interconnectedness but also … Continue reading »

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Mint and Serf Presses the Press with September 2011 SGU issue WTC

June 2011 issue of SGU: PPP!

June 2011 issue of SGU: PPP!

Mint&Serf prepares to release the September 2011 issue of SGU, Special Graffiti Unit, a leaflet documenting New Yorkers’ memories of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. While most newspapers or publications intend to honor those who have been lost and embrace that which remains, the SGU staff presumably aims to print reminiscences recalled by unlikely sources, those whom “legit” journalists may overlook. With great sincerity, Mint&Serf … Continue reading »

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