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Lexicon for Tracy Abbott Szatan: a Sontagian Review

Anahoros. 2019. Tracy Abbott Szatan’s video and glass installation that I shall describe and use as a lens (preemptive pun intended) through which to view the compass of Szatan’s greater artistic practice. Available Light. 1983. Lucinda Child’s fifty-five minute dance production that Susan Sontag reviewed by way of thirty-eight titled and alphabetized paragraphs in, “A […]

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Brooklyn Artifacts with Georgina Arroyo

An extended interview with Brooklyn artist Georgina Arroyo and artist and writer Hanna Brody. H.B.: Let’s get started by you intruding yourself. Where are you currently?  G.A.: I’m Georgina Arroyo and I am currently in Bushwick, Brooklyn, in my combination home/studio.  H.B.: And you’re from New York, correct?  G.A.: Yes, I am from New York. […]

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Monoprinting as therapy in the portraits of Hanna Brody

The first impression I had of Hanna Brody’s recent watercolour portraits was the innate curiosity and generosity required to capture such a thoughtful impression of another. Already a talented portraitist, these works reveal even more clearly the artist’s intention of capturing temporal impermanence through the shifting emotional states of her subjects.  Each double portrait is […]

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Confront, Heal, Repeat: The Art of Iván Sikic

To address greed and oppression tactfully through art even once is no small feat. Greed and oppression are entwined within an enormous and elusive intersectional system of power structures, perpetuated daily by kings and pawns alike. Even the most voracious learner will struggle to fully absorb the magnitude of injustice that one greed-driven choice propagates […]