Going Bonkers For Bluto At Erik Hanson’s “Two Years Of Bluto”
Art / Role Models

Going Bonkers For Bluto At Erik Hanson’s “Two Years Of Bluto”

Why are animated villains always the queers? It’s not hard to create an extensive list: Scar, The Lion Queen, the Divine-inspired Ursula, Jafar, who certainly was more into shirtless vest-sporting Aladdin than Jasmine, and basically all the classic villainesses, from the Queen in Snow White to Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent, who were some of the fishiest … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Magic Ben Big Boy” at Matthew Marks
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: “Magic Ben Big Boy” at Matthew Marks

If I could turn back time…whoa! What’s that? Oh, I’m just fantasizing about time traveling back to 1990s San Francisco, after being inspired by Magic Ben Big Boy, a current exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery. A product of a specific time and place, the show centers around a recreation of Vincent Fecteau’s cat, eggs and … Continue reading

Gary Indiana’s “Vile Days” Makes Me Want To Continue Being An Art Critic
Art / Books

Gary Indiana’s “Vile Days” Makes Me Want To Continue Being An Art Critic

Gary Indiana’s art column in The Village Voice, which ran from 1985 to 1988, is unthinkable from today’s standards of art criticism. And this just isn’t because The Voice doesn’t exist anymore (or, actually, it does in the form of a zombie Twitter account blasting out old articles into the void). More than just the … Continue reading

The Discomfort in Comfort: Vulnerability in Elizabeth Jaeger’s New Portraits
Art

The Discomfort in Comfort: Vulnerability in Elizabeth Jaeger’s New Portraits

It was, at first, slightly challenging to place artist Elizabeth Jaeger’s new show Hours at Jack Hanley Gallery into the context of her larger body of work. Jaeger’s work, consisting of primarily sculpture and ceramics (with some video pieces here and there), has taken some turns since she came onto the scene. When dealing with … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s Velvet Buzzsaw Threeway
Art / Film / Trash

Filthy Dreams’s Velvet Buzzsaw Threeway

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Are you ready for a scare? Or just some nonsensical artspeak straight from the mouth of a cut and campy Jake Gyllenhaal? Us too! As some of you may know, the art worlds are all a-flutter with talk of Netflix’s recently released art world/horror flick Velvet Buzzsaw, directed … Continue reading