Posts Tagged ‘language’

Matthew Brannon

Viewing the work of Matthew Brannon is like watching a foreign film with no subtitles–you can understand and appreciate the imagery to the extent that you might even form your own idea of what the storyline might be, but there will always be a disconnect between your imagination and the true intention of the film, as told through its dialog. Similarly, Matthew Brannon’s letterpress prints[…..]

The Third Chapter of Blum & Poe

  In 1994, the year Kara Walker graduated from RISD, Jeff Koons made his first balloon dog, and OJ’s white Bronco became a celebrity, Timothy Blum and Jeff Poe opened a gallery in Santa Monica. In 2003, the year Charles Saatchi called white walled galleries “antiseptic” and Arnold Schwarzenegger became California’s governor, Blum & Poe relocated to Culver City. Now, in 2009, the year Holland Cotter proclaimed that ‘The[…..]

On the Scene

The Department of Photography’s continuing series On the Scene showcases the Art Institute of Chicago‘s commitment to collecting and exhibiting the most dynamic new work by emerging artists. The third exhibition in the series explores the diverse range of art being produced by Jason Lazarus, Wolfgang Ploger, and Zoe Strauss. Jason Lazarus’s installation grew out of the artist’s fascination with the family snapshot and its durability in our digital[…..]

Why do we do the things we do

Emily Floyd, The Cultural Studies Reader (2001) Photo; Eva Fernandez For the exhibition, Why do we do the things we do, nine artists turn the mirror on their creative process with honesty and biting self irony. This group exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia, curated by Jacqueline Doughty, tackles the often misunderstood process of making art, with many of the artists playing[…..]