Gillian Wearing’s Masked Confessions / Hyperallergic

Gillian Wearing, “Everyone” (2014)

LOS ANGELES — For her exhibition Everyone, Gillian Wearing hired palm readers to tell her fortune without knowing her professional identity. Each one came up with drastically different predictions, suggesting the fallacy of set-in-stone definitions of destiny and fate. In the gallery, the artist presents three right-hand resin sculptures and one left hand. On them we see a variety of statements such […]

Art Selfie Quote for Break Thru Radio [PRESS]

Photo courtesy of Olivia Muus, Museum of Selfies.

I am really pleased to be quoted in this lovely short article about the art selfie movement by Cleo Bergman for Break Thru Radio. Check out the full article here: http://breakthruradio.com/#/post/?blog=72&post=45466 Here is the section where I am quoted: Others, such as art critic and writer Alicia Eler, believe that selflies are neither good nor […]

Charlie White’s Culture of Desire / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

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Artist Charlie White is invested in the project of American adolescence. Fascinated by the commodification of desire and how this mechanism operates under capitalism, White’s art practice focuses on the teen girl. To White, she is the most powerful bodily form to be employed in the American pop culture imagination, both the locus of reproduction […]

Smart selfie quote in Western Morning News UK [PRESS]

"A Stonehenge Solstice selfie is snapped" via Western Morning News

I am quoted in a British newspaper story about selfie culture. Check it out! But most selfies are not taken with celebs. As an American critic called Alicia Eler has written, selfies are: “Where we become our own biggest fans and private paparazzi.” Read more: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Snap-picture-careful-selfie-stick/story-25778796-detail/story.html   Tweet

Jacolby Satterwhite Keeps Reality Virtual / Hyperallergic

Jacolby Satterwhite, “En Plein Air: Abduction 1″ (2014), C-print in artist’s frame.

LOS ANGELES — Jacolby Satterwhite’s solo exhibition How lovly is me being as I am is born out of a maternal virtual hive mind. Satterwhite fills OHWOW, a spacious white cube in West Hollywood, with 10 large-scale C-prints from the series Satellites and En Plein Air, four nylon-and-enamel sculptures called “Metonym,” and the six-channel video “Reifying Desire.” The visual centerpiece […]

Brian Getnick Creates L.A. Space / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

Brian Getnick in Ligia Manuela Lewis' performance "Sorrow Swag" (2014), Human Resources in China Town L.A.

Brian Getnick is an integral part of Los Angeles’ multi-faceted performance art community, and he does a little bit of everything — including codirecting “Native Strategies,” a journal and performance art platform created with Tanya Rubbak, and offering two-week residencies that culminate in live performances at the blue Highland Park theater space PAM, which is located in the […]

E.J. Hill & the Art of Endurance / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

EJ Hill, "Complicit & Tacit"

  EJ Hill‘s performances don’t wait for something to happen. Hill’s works engage with the supposed boundaries we place on ourselves, focusing on the possibility of transcendence. There’s a lightness and magical quality to Hill’s deep brown eyes, which revel in self-awareness and an energetic spirit. Fit and always dressed his best, Hill seems to […]

PANEL DISCUSSION: Instagram: Images of Self and Society :::: Chicago

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I am in Chicago for a panel discussion on Instagram and self presentation. Come by! When 11/12/2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where Rational Park Gallery 2557 W North Ave Chicago, IL, 60647-7403 See map: Google Maps Registration is required. Ninety million Instagram users post more than 8,000 photos every second, according to the company’s website. The revolutionary photo-sharing app […]

Conversation with Ligia Manuela Lewis at VIA Publication’s “I Like Your Work 2.0″:::: Los Angeles

Photo credit: Casey Winkleman

I talked with Ms. Lewis at VIA Publication’s “I Like Your Work 2.0″ event about her performance work, which engages affect, empathy and pop culture through physicality. VIA Publication is back again with an upcoming issue and more sweet, smart and awkward conversations at Chinatown’s Melody Lounge. It’s time for our biannual event, I Like […]

Freestyling Animals and Signifying Rappers / Hyperallergic

Ray Anthony Barrett, “While Jungle Bunnies Hip-Hop the Doom Broom” from Porch Monkeys (2014)

LOS ANGELES — Behind every face there is a mask. In Ray Anthony Barrett’s solo exhibition Word is Bond at Diane Rosenstein Fine Arts in Hollywood, the artist investigates American cultural identities through the use of anthropomorphized masks. Dividing up the four walls of the gallery’s project room, Barrett considers the masked identities of sexualities, the redundancy and spectacle of […]