Weeping At The Seeping Beauty Of Band-Aids At David Lynch’s “Squeaky Flies In The Mud”
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Weeping At The Seeping Beauty Of Band-Aids At David Lynch’s “Squeaky Flies In The Mud”

Can Band-Aids be beautiful? Yes, those uncannily flesh-colored, rubbery, sticky and potentially slimy strips that cover any number of sores, scratches, abrasions and ruptures. When singular, Band-Aids are startling, but bunched together, they coagulate into a congealed mass, yellowing with slough, dead skin, sweat, and scabs. Physically repulsive, tactically terrible, sure. But, aren’t they just … Continue reading

Brett Kavanaugh as a Mythological Embodiment of White Man Whining: The Paintings of Sedrick Chisom
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Brett Kavanaugh as a Mythological Embodiment of White Man Whining: The Paintings of Sedrick Chisom

Musician, writer, cultural theorist and lead singer of rock n’ roll bands including Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up Ian Svenonius recently posited his belief that all the best rock n’ roll is “funny and provocative.” I think Svenonius is spot-on here. However, the only aspect of this statement that I would amend is that … Continue reading

You Really Got A Hold On Me: Louis Fratino
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You Really Got A Hold On Me: Louis Fratino

The flesh of men is confused in the fascination of color and surface in Louis Fratino’s paintings, which were recently on display in an exhibition So, I’ve Got You at Thierry Goldberg Gallery. Convex limbs fill space and plastique air—full, flush, and broad. All these parts abound with certain illustrative and anthropomorphic qualities in the works … Continue reading

Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’
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Progress, Real and Imagined: Nicole Eisenman’s Temporal Drag in ‘Al-ugh-ories’

In the catalogue for her current exhibition Al-ugh-ories at the New Museum, artist Nicole Eisenman responds to a question on her employment of painting by the Museum’s Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni who asks, “Did you feel that you were taking on a slightly anachronistic medium?” Eisenman replies, “That never occurred to me. Maybe it had … Continue reading