Jo-ey Tang

Rodrigo HernŠndez

Heidelberger Kunstverein

November 2016

Rodrigo Hernández’s current exhibition “I Am Nothing” packs a surreal punch with a rambling display of humble papier-maché and cardboard sculptures, found objects, and paintings. The artist combines Giorgio de Chirico’s perspectival metaphysics… READ ON

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Jean-Luc MoulŤne

Jean-Luc MoulŤne discusses his exhibition at the Pompidou

November 2016

The haunting photographs and sculptures of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène are material sleights of hand, vibrational time-space objects. Here, in a “discontinuous interview,” he speaks about inhabiting fields outside art as well as his… READ ON

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Walter Pfeiffer

Galerie Sultana

October 2016

In the 1964 sherbet-hued rom-com Send Me No Flowers, Rock Hudson’s character thinks he’s dying and tries to get his wife, played by Doris Day, to marry one of her old college flames, who’s become quite wealthy. She, however, thinks her husband… READ ON

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Dorian Gaudin

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October 2016

The revoltingly twee pleasure of watching a slam-dunking cat in GIF form can unleash all manner of anxiety. Dorian Gaudin, a French artist based in New York, occupies this space of tension in “Second Offense,” his self-deprecatingly titled … READ ON

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Josephine Halvorson

Josephine Halvorson talks about her project at Storm King Art Center

August 2016

The Massachusetts-based artist Josephine Halvorson has long plumbed psychological depth in her paintings through surface texture, with an acute sensitivity to light, scale, and the passing of time. Her latest and largest project, Measures, … READ ON

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Jacopo Miliani

La Plage

August 2016

Longing is a defiant, out-of-body experience. Voguing, an instrument of consciousness transformation—named in homage to the fashion magazine—is a dance form that grew out of New York’s African American and Latino gay communities starting in… READ ON

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Emmanuel Lagarrigue

…ditions Dilecta

May 2016

Does obscurity allow certain things to burn more intensely, away from the grit of sight, of earthly matters? And if the flame is witnessed, is its extinguishment nigh? History is rife with instances of disappearance, willful and not. Emmanuel… READ ON

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Oscar Tuazon

Galerie Chantal Crousel

March 2016

Oscar Tuazon’s current exhibition, appropriately titled “Shelters,” examines the twinned specters of hope and idealism through industrial design through the lens of his Pacific Northwest upbringing.  The nucleus of this show is Quonset Tent… READ ON

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Quintessa Matranga and Rafael Delacruz

Et Al.

January 2016

The rabbit hole of pop apotheosis, where Jerry Garcia, Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Elvis, and the Mad Hatter reside, threatens us with a question: Where do we go from here? Quintessa Matranga and Rafael Delacruz, in their dual exhibition, “100%… READ ON

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Carissa Rodriguez

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

January 2016

We are all Northern Californian now. Conscious, sustainable, holistic, but with no sacrifice of artisanal luxury from our eco slow-lives. This style of contemporary living—with its ethics and repercussions—is the fulcrum of Carissa Rodriguez’s… READ ON

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