Reclaiming Abstraction From The Dude-Bros: Louise Fishman At Cheim & Read
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Reclaiming Abstraction From The Dude-Bros: Louise Fishman At Cheim & Read

“I feel kind of bad for AbEx…It’s vulgar, it’s the phallocracy, it’s nothing but an empty trophy, it celebrates bourgeois subjectivity, it’s a cold-war CIA front, and well, basically expression’s really embarrassing. A dandy wouldn’t be caught dead doing something as earnest as struggling, or channeling jazz with his arms. An old-style dandy, at least,” … Continue reading

Sewing Queer Desire From The Pages Of Vintage Erotica: An Interview With Jade Yumang
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Sewing Queer Desire From The Pages Of Vintage Erotica: An Interview With Jade Yumang

Walking through Jade Yumang’s current exhibition My-O-My at School of Visual Art’s CP Project Space feels a bit like cruising. Curated by Jasa McKenzie, glimpses of bare flesh peek out of phallic-like tendrils hanging from thirty-two curious sculptures–a series titled Thumb Through–nestled in corners, hung on the walls and hidden in hallways. Yumang culled these fractured images … Continue reading

Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’
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Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’

Similar to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s articulation of the “amazingly full and kaleidoscopic adventure” of finding transgressive books in smut shops, artist Scott Treleaven’s large-scale abstract drawings in his current exhibition Animal Chapel at Invisible-Exports reflect the possible transformative power of the hidden, the coded and the concealed. Continue reading