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ALLEYS AND PARKING LOTS Joel Ross in collaboration with Jason Creps at moniquemeloche

In the foreground of one of Joel Ross and Jason Creps’ photographs, the artists installed a sign that reads “At the beginning of the story I will say to you ‘This is how it happened’ and then we will proceed, okay?” This statement could be the thesis for the artists’ exhibition of cinematic photographs titled “Alleys and Parking Lots” at moniquemeloche, a show in which[.....]

The Elusive Yonder

Andy Best, We See Further, 2010-12 Inkjet print on archival paper

There is much talk in Perth of the city’s isolation, of the role that global mobility might play in local contemporary art practice. ‘Mobility’ here is a necessity, inevitable in some form, although its direction is another question as the city remains attached to a European history that is far from the reality of the continent and region. These concerns are visible undercurrents in Yonder,[.....]

The Medium is the Message

Martin Boyce, Disappear Here, 1999, screenprint in an edition of 50 plus 1 artist's proofs, 75 x 52 cms, 29.55 x 20.49 inches. Published by Glasgow Print Studio. Copyright the artist and Glasgow Print Studio

Dapple, by Edwin Morgan (1920 – 2010), the late Scottish poet who became involved in the concrete poetry movement of the 1960s, is one of five poems titled Colour Poems that play with the relationship between meaning, rhythm, colour and sound. The Colour Poems were the inspiration for the development of The Medium is the Message: words in printmaking since the 1960s, an exhibition exploring[.....]

Jack Goldstein’s Peaks and Valleys

From "Jack Goldstein X 10,000, "Untitled," 1981, acrylic on canvas. (Brian Forrest, Orange County Museum of ARt / July 12, 2012)

“Jack Goldstein is currently at work on a new film called “The Jump.” It is to be nineteen seconds long and will show a diver performing a somersault from a high board. But the high board and the water into which he plunges will be absent from the finished film…Goldstein is performing a set of operations that isolate, distill, alter, and augment the filmed recording[.....]

Thomas Zummer at PNCA

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In Thomas Zummer’s partial retrospective of works I should have done, on view at PNCA’s Philip Feldman Gallery, things are not what they seem. For starters, the show is more replete than it sounds. The Brooklyn-based writer, artist, teacher, and curator presents an assortment of drawings, prints, and sculptures spanning his career. The pieces are a motley crew: portraits of robots butt against blurred, interstitial[.....]

18th Biennale of Sydney Part I: ‘all our relations’

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Initially I suspected the title of the 18th Biennale of Sydney, the trendily lower case ‘all our relations’, might be one of those curatorial conceits that work better as an intellectual device in the abstract than in the physical reality of the exhibition. I was wrong.  Joint artistic directors Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster have successfully created a coherent and evocative series of narratives[.....]

Molly Springfield and “The Proto-History of the Internet” at Thomas Robertello Gallery

Molly Springfield "La Pyramide des Bibliographies," 2012 graphite on paper 34 x 44" Courtesy of Thomas Robertello Gallery

Molly Springfield’s show at Thomas Robertello Gallery, titled “The Proto-History of the Internet,” isn’t really about the Internet. In actuality, the conceptual drawings, quizzical icons, and indexical paragraphs on view serve as obscure guide-posts pointing the way to broader dilemmas about the production of knowledge. The show is challenging by design. As viewers, we’re privy to certain facts while others are intentionally withheld. Dry diagrams and[.....]