Chelsea Weathers

“Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place”

Denver Art Museum

April 2017

The show’s thirteen artists inhabit a dual space straddling the US–Mexico border: All either split their time between the two countries or have immigrated from one side to the other. Asked to engage with the idea of home, the artists present… READ ON

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Rick Bartow

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

September 2016

One corner of Rick Bartow’s retrospective, organized just before his death earlier this year, features a suite of early drawings and prints dating back to 1979 and a later painting of a male figure with a crow twice its size resting on its … READ ON

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SITE Specificity

“SITElines: much wider than a line”

August 2016 SANTA FE

IT’S ALWAYS A DELICATE NEGOTIATION to arrive in a place and to participate without seeming an interloper, an outsider foisting ideas.  The five curators of SITE Santa Fe’s biennial, “SITElines: much wider than a line”––Rocío Aranda-Alvarado,… READ ON

DIARY

“Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West”

The Harwood Museum of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Burchfield Penney Art Center

June 2016

The community of artists and writers revolving around salonièrre Mabel Dodge Luhan’s compound in Taos, New Mexico, in the early twentieth century provides the fulcrum for this sprawling exhibition. Works by well-known artists, such as Paul … READ ON

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Kiki Smith

Peters Projects

June 2016

In a talk she gave at the gallery on May 14, Kiki Smith cited the medieval French Apocalypse Tapestry and the weavings of the “hippie movement” as examples of the long tradition to which the eleven tapestries in this show belong. “Woven Tales”… READ ON

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LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her work

January 2015

The photographs and text in LaToya Ruby Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family (2014), depict the story of three generations of women—Frazier, her mother, and her grandmother—whose lives parallel the rise and decline of the steel industry… READ ON

500 WORDS

“Byzantine Things in the World”

The Menil Collection

June 2013

In this exhibition, Byzantine functions less as a historical or stylistic category than as a gambit for interacting with the material world: To be Byzantine is to allow things—not necessarily artworks, but all manner of objects—to be affecting… READ ON

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Emily Roysdon

Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin

October 2012

Upon arriving in Austin a few weeks prior to the opening of her current exhibition, Emily Roysdon enlisted several people from the local arts and queer communities to participate in foraging for materials, assisting with printmaking, and … READ ON

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Douglas Crimp

Douglas Crimp discusses his latest book

April 2012

Curator and critic Douglas Crimp is a professor of art history at the University of Rochester. His latest book, “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, which has just been published by MIT Press, is a collection of essays about Andy … READ ON

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Amanda Ross-Ho

February 2011

As part of her six-week residency at the University of Texas’s Visual Arts Center, Amanda Ross-Ho enlisted the help of a small army of eager volunteers to help construct UNTITLED NOTHING FACTORY, 2011. The enterprise was open to whoever wanted… READ ON

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