Minor White’s Vulnerability / Hyperallergic

Minor White, “Untitled (composite print)” (1973). Gelatin silver print. Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. (© Trustees of Princeton University. Credit: Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.)

LOS ANGELES — Minor White’s photographs offer a portrait of a life lived in collaboration with the natural world, other people, and the great beyond. This collection of crisp photographs make up the retrospective Manifestations of the Spirit. It is a carefully staggered catalogue of White’s life’s work, weaving together chronological output with the photographer’s inner spiritual quest. The exhibition […]

Curating the Mind of John Altoon / Hyperallergic

John Altoon, “Untitled” (1966), ink and watercolor on illustration board (all images © Estate of John Altoon, all photos © 2014 Museum Associates / LACMA)

LOS ANGELES — John Altoon lived in Venice, California, back in the day, during the 1960s, before the ’70s kicked into polyester high gear. In his current retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curator Carol S. Eliel organizes a view of this Los Angeles artist’s work that spans from his early beginnings in art — […]

PerezHilton.com – Terry Richardson Has Been Called A Sex Offender, But It’s What He ISN’T Being Called Now That Will Probably Burn Him The Most! [PRESS]

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Perez Hilton picked up the Buzzfeed Terry Richardson article that I’m in! THANKS PEREZ!!! And lastly, Alicia Eler, writer and critic of Hyperallergic‘s opinion was revealed as: “Terry Richardson makes images that ask you to look at them not because they ask hard questions or question cultural norms, but because they are glossy and filled with celebrity.” […]

Terry Richardson Isn’t Much Of An Artist, Art Critics Say – BUZZFEED [PRESS]

Not exactly Robert Mapplethorpe. The Face, 1995/GQ, 2010

Buzzfeed Reporter Jessica Testa approached me with a deceptively simple question: Is Terry Richardson a good artist? Here’s my quote in her article: “Terry Richardson makes images that ask you to look at them not because they ask hard questions or question cultural norms, but because they are glossy and filled with celebrity,” said Hyperallergic writer and […]

This Journal Is Not a Market / Hyperallergic

Reading ‘The Enemy’ (image copyright Julian McLean)

LOS ANGELES — Here’s the problem: “It is how people come to see art as a tool, a flavor, or a device.” So says Charlie White, editor of the The Enemy, a triannual online journal that publishes long-form essays on criticism, social science, poetry, celebrity, and other cultural interests. “When viewed this way, and ultimately utilized or […]

“New Media Selfie” for KC Studio Magazine [PRESS]

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I’m quoted in Carrie Riehl and Ross Redman’s article “New Media Selfie” for KC Studio Magazine. Check out the web version here: http://kcstudio.org/blog/2014/06/17/selfie/ Print version here: http://www.calameo.com/read/00000925634d8fef4d53c Quotes from me here: “I think there is a clear measure of disingenuousness in selfies like Ellen’s corporate Samsung-sponsored selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards. This became another version of […]

June Wayne’s Farewell / Hyperallergic

June Wayne, “The Tunnel” (1949). Oil on canvas. (all images from the June Wayne Collection, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts via the Pasadena Museum of California Art)

LOS ANGELES — June Wayne’s retrospective at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is a tightly curated, chronologically arranged exhibition of paintings, prints, tapestries, and video by a founder of the feminist art movement. Wayne, who died in 2011, was born and raised in Chicago, and moved to LA in 1942 after a three-year stint in New York City. […]

Selfie Surveillance Lecture at The Project Room Seattle

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June 25, 6pm: Selfie Blogger Alicia Eler in a conversation about Privacy and the selfie  It is hard to walk down the street or enter a retail outlet, let alone leave one’s home, without feeling that you are being watched. Yet in an age of constant surveillance, why would we willingly post selfies to the […]

“Art at Arm’s Length: A History of the Selfie” by Jerry Saltz — New York Magazine [PRESS]

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I am honored to be a part of Jerry Saltz’s take on the selfie in his column for this week’s New York Magazine. Check out the quote here: Selfies are usually casual, improvised, fast; their primary purpose is to be seen here, now, by other people, most of them unknown, in social networks. They are never […]

The Last Selfie

The 3.2 gigapixel Global Selfie mosaic, hosted by GigaPan, was made with 36,422 individual images that were posted to social media sites on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2014. (via NASA)

LOS ANGELES — It’s the end of selfies as we know it. Dearest selfie fanatics, this will be my last story for the Hyperallergic selfie column; after one year of chronicling the selfie’s rise to fame, we collectively decided to let this investigation go off into the netherlands of internet data trails. I want to tell you that this is […]