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Intimate Space: The Visual Works of Alley Horn

Alley Horn’s drawings, pastels and paintings pull us into personal spaces, into moments of intimacy and moments of silence — mid-movement, mid-thought, mid-sexual act — giving them back to us to hold, to see, to contemplate. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to say to inhabit, since whether we find ourselves in the stale air […]

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Everything Should Be Both, Always: An Interview with Gabriella Moreno

Alley Horn in conversation with Gabriella Moreno. It’s 7:01pm Eastern on August 3, 2020 when I hop into my Zoom meeting—the only kind of meeting there is these days—with artist, Gabriella Moreno. Apart from email, we have never spoken before. Yet, I felt immediately seen by her works when I first encountered them via NYC […]

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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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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 […]