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The Difference Is Spreading: B-Out at Andrew Edlin Gallery

by Aldrin Valdez
On my way here on West 21st StreetI saw two finches or are those sparrowsone feeding the other seedsneck perked up as if he were asking a questionor receiving a kiss, then they both flew awayand on the wall was that school muralWe dream ofbeaut[a hole in the gray brick]elodiesand in my mind, still freshwas that show of queer artSincerityisnotenough & style is everything, voguingat “B-Out”and I felt summerI knew a little grace or could kind of guesshow it would feel: I have this scarf my... [more]
Posted by Aldrin Valdez on 7/29/12

A Look at Henry Darger

by Sophia Powers
At the Andrew Edlin Gallery, one of the world’s most famous recluses comes to light. Chicago’s Henry Darger was a janitor by day and the architect of a universe by night. The more than 14,000 pages of paintings, drawings, and writing discovered by his landlord at the time of his death detailed the epic battle waged against evil by his (usually penis-studded) legion of young Vivian (Catholic school) girls. The works are as playful as they are uncanny. Darger often sifted through trash in search... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 4/6/08
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