Matthew Schum

Mike Kelley


August 2013

Mythologist Joseph Campbell once noted, “Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” Mike Kelley’s art embodies this idea. His ability to find rituals in the trivia of everyday life made him a shamanic figure even before his death in… READ ON


“Blues for Smoke”

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

November 2012

“Everything is at stake when you talk about the blues!” said Cornel West during an interview that is an exceptional, if ancillary piece of programming by MoCA TV. In “Blues for Smoke,” curator Bennett Simpson and consulting artist Glenn Ligon… READ ON


David Catherall

Midway Contemporary Art

August 2012

The Canadian-born Belgium-based artist David Catherall employs materials that are the stock-in-trade of appropriation art. These include fluorescent lighting, slip-cast porcelain, Sheetrock partitions, silk-screened advertising bills, and … READ ON