Tennessee Williams’s Paintings Are Terrible (And That’s Why I Love Them)
Art

Tennessee Williams’s Paintings Are Terrible (And That’s Why I Love Them)

“Now Orpheus, crawl, O shamefaced fugitive, crawl back under the crumbling broken wall of yourself, for you are not stars, sky-set in the shape of a lyre, but the dust of those who have been dismembered by Furies!” –Tennessee Williams “Orpheus Descending” In his ongoing Q&A newsletter The Red Hand Files last week (#20 if … Continue reading

What a Feeling: Justin Liam O’Brien at Monya Rowe Gallery
Art

What a Feeling: Justin Liam O’Brien at Monya Rowe Gallery

Built into the layers of figures, there are folds that forage something deeper than the inspiration of illustration or the relics of cubism. The flesh of Justin Liam O’Brien’s paintings is bestowed with deep hues of mindful depression that is associated with intimacy and rejection. The forms are inoculated with the instruction of abstraction and … Continue reading

The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art
Art / Rants and Raves

The 2018 Carnegie International Is Everything Wrong With Contemporary Art

What the hell am I looking at? This was the question I continually asked myself as I wandered aimlessly through the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2018 Carnegie International. What is this pile of industrial materials in the Hall of Sculpture? What is this coffee stand? What are these random photographs? Why was I so tragically … Continue reading