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Larry Madrigal Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am definitely not trying to communicate an explicit message per se. But on a subconscious level, there are some elements in my work that are a direct link my worldview. My interests in portraits comes from a fundamental idea of transcendent dignity within individuals. You could say that I’m trying to make a statement about our importance as humans, and that we actually universally matter. Capturing the likeness of a person is... [more]
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Under the Radar: Julia San Martin | Zena Blackwell | Mary Jones

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Julia San Martin – New York Zena Blackwell – Cardiff Mary Jones –... [more]
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Wednesday Web Artist of the Week: Katie Torn

by Christian Petersen
New York-based new media artist Katie Torn makes work suspended in limbo somewhere between our physical and digital realities, as she seamlessly synthesizes filmed or photographed sculptural objects with digitally generated forms. There is strange alchemy at work in Torn’s aesthetic, which fuses disposable cultural touchstones of the 80s and 90s with complex, surrealist compositions and ideas. Her work is simultaneously joyful and solemn, perfectly reflecting her love/hate relationship with the... [more]
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Reprinting the Poem That Kindled a Modernist Tradition

by The Artslant Team
Our Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Shoshana Kessler, read Hope Mirrlees’ modernist poem,  (1919) as a .pdf in university but wanted to hold the out-of-print work in her hand. So she spent an inspired two months in Paris this summer re-printing the modernist masterpiece. These four essays from her project “Printing Paris” chronicle her experience. Enrollment for the Winter 2018 Paris Residency is... [more]
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Derek Weisberg Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
Derek Weisberg.   What are you trying to communicate with your work? We are all here with a limited time and capacity and we all exist with the knowledge that one day that bell will ring and our last breath will expire. How do we operate and move though life knowing this? With this awareness, how do we strive toward achievements and growth on all levels of our being? How do we move though “the mud,” as Beckett says, or “the funk of life,” as Dr. Cornell West calls it? And, how do we... [more]
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Under the Radar: Patricia Fairon | Magdalen Chua | Jade Fenu

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Patricia Fairon – Buenos Aires Magdalen Chua – Leipzig Jade Fenu –... [more]
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On Art and Music’s Enduring Love Affair and the Practice of Solange

by Tempestt Hazel
I remember being the only person in the screening room at the Block Museum as I watched (2013), the first piece that greeted me at the entrance of the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. The animation looped almost two complete times before anyone else joined me in the room. During the first loop, I squinted at the image until I realized that the beautiful head from which these living-locks or tentacles were growing, the head attached to this swelling, insatiable creature’s body was... [more]
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Ayana V. Jackson’s Photographs Are Monuments to History’s Unmemorialized Black Women

by Jessica Lanay
Ayana Velissia Jackson is a photographer and video artist who makes amendments to a traditionally one-sided history of race and gender in photography. In her practice, Jackson positions her body as subject in order to create a new time/space in which she may interrogate tropes of the Black body in photography. Her recent Cape Town exhibition at Gallery MOMO, , is a visual dialogue that speaks to ideas of race, gender, pleasure, escapism, and creating monuments for the Black femme in history.... [more]
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Santina Amato Answers 5 Questions

by The Artslant Team
  What are you trying to communicate with your work? I am wanting to capture the delight in things I felt as a child: the absolute thrill of watching things transform, move, grow, change. I grew up in an Italian immigrant household in Australia and participated in the process of cooking for the family with my mother. Watching her make dough was one of my absolute favorite things to experience as a child. The way her body moved, kneading the soft, white material, folding it over and... [more]
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Under the Radar: Haya Ogura | Rebecca Kaufman | Lesley Blakelock

by The Artslant Team
Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your watchlist. Haya Ogura – Tokyo Rebecca Kaufman – Oakland Lesley Blakelock –... [more]