Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers

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Wind Shapes The Mountain, Sand Is Many Men: Two Poems for Thomas Dexter By Devin Powers I met Thomas Dexter nearly 15 years ago at Bennington College in a psychology class focusing on Sigmund Freud’s writing. Thomas was in his second year; I was a Freshman. I had the impression of his strong philosophical dimension: … Continue reading

Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration, An essay by Dominique Ellis

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Cyclic: Modes of Collaboration An essay by Dominique Ellis Time loops in a cycle without regard to a beginning or end. The cycle loops in time, in order to complete one full rotation, perhaps forever. The rotation dreams of being an eclipse, but no matter how it is stretched will always be a circle or … Continue reading

Equal hand: A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey

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Equal hand A correspondence between the exhibiting artist, Daniel Petraitis, and fellow artist Adelita Husni-Bey Adelita Husni-Bey:  Daniel, so you asked me to write about your work for Equal Hand and we decided that in order to do that I would somehow need to be able to look through your eyes. Part of me thinks … Continue reading

Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford

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Making a Trade: A Conversation with Patrick Coughlin Interview by Jordan Rockford Patrick Coughlin hails from the farm lands of western NY. He received his BFA from Syracuse University and his MFA at the University of Florida. Patrick has been a resident artist at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts where he is now an … Continue reading

Indirect Translation: An Essay on New Work by Marianne Dages By Sarah Hulsey

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Indirect Translation: An Essay on New Work by Marianne Dages by Sarah Hulsey In her show Distant Operator, Marianne Dages presents new work that engages with ideas about chance and miscommunication, approaching obliquely ideas about translation between languages and experiences. Dages’ work investigates the intersection of the mythic and the personal, as well as ways … Continue reading

UNDERSTUDY: The Work of Peter Cotroneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula and Mark Martinez by Kristen Mills

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UNDERSTUDY: The Work of Peter Cotroneo, Alex Ibsen, Brad Jamula and Mark Martinez An Essay by Kristen Mills Let’s talk about play. Play allows freedom with a sense of power and a sense of intimate control. Play is also paradoxical; it is serious and non-serious, real and not real, seemingly purposeless but crucial for resiliency. … Continue reading

WHAT HAPPENED (T)HERE: Lewis Colburn, On This Site: An Essay by Sarah Kim

On This Site, 2014. Installation view, showing cart, obelisk and two wall-mounted castings. Concrete, pine, plywood, nylon and polyethylene foam. 2014. Dimensions variable.

WHAT HAPPENED (T)HERE: Lewis Colburn, ON THIS SITE (2014) An Essay by Sarah Kim N∆POLEON  The obelisk.  A knife cutting into the sky—an unabashedly machismo protest of—? Once stone was eternal, its immortality arises from physical immovability. History is a human interpretation of reality; aware of this, architects used the stolidity of a monument as a brazen … Continue reading

Holding Our Own: John Thompson’s invisible travelers: An essay by Sally Eckhoff

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Holding Our Own: John Thompson’s invisible travelers An essay by Sally Eckhoff When D.B. Cooper stepped out of the passenger door of a Boeing 727 in midair on Thanksgiving eve, 1971, he couldn’t have known what sort of mythical figure he’d turn out to be. Earlier in the day, he boarded the same plane, took … Continue reading

An Essay by Liza Coviello: devynn emory’s Personal Public: On Gender Variance in Performance Art

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devynn emory’s Personal Public: On Gender Variance in Performance Art An essay by Liza Coviello Work that an artist puts out into the world deserves a conversation, whether that conversation is expected or desired. devynn emory’s Personal Public investigates how one performance artist creates social change, whether knowingly or not, by challenging the status quo … Continue reading

Excavating the Layers: Maggie Casey’s Breaker, an Essay By Liza Coviello

Maggie Casey, Breaker, plaster, tin foil, foam, silk, vinyl, metal; 5’ x 5’ x 22”, 2014

Excavating the Layers: Maggie Casey’s Breaker An Essay By Liza Coviello Directions for recreating an object, your directions for putting together that IKEA shelf or for making your grandmother’s pasta sauce, are common languages spoken by all those who share in their use. These languages exist separately and in their own space, or trading network, … Continue reading

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