“There Are Mirrors in Paradise” Essay for Australian Artist Minna Gilligan

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    I’m so pleased to share the essay that I wrote for up-and-coming artist, Australian-based Minna Gilligan solo exhibition Feel Flows. Minna contacted me after reading The Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic* essay, and asked if I would write a piece for her show at Daine Singer Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. Check it out below! There […]

Essay for Kathy Halper’s Exhibition ‘TMI (Too Much Information)’ at Packer-Schopf Gallery

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TMI (Too Much Information) Kathy Halper Packer Schopf Gallery May 24 – July 6 2013 It is that moment at the school prom when the hot football player flicks off the camera before he gets wasted, and then falls between his high school sweetheart’s legs for the first time. The freshly pricked former virgin, sitting […]

Catalogue Essay: Peregrine Honig’s LACED at Gallery 210 (University of Missouri at St. Louis)

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  Peregrine Honig LACED Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis January 24–March 23, 2013 “Lace is the fabric of ceremony: virgins and whores, brides and saints, pastries and mourners, drug dealers and corsetry. From a conventional trim around the edges to extreme fetishist binding, lace marries the ethereal to the forbidden.” —Peregrine Honig, […]

Catalogue Essay for Peregrine Honig’s Solo Exhibition LACED at gallery 210

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  Peregrine Honig LACED Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis January 24–March 23, 2013 “Lace is the fabric of ceremony: virgins and whores, brides and saints, pastries and mourners, drug dealers and corsetry. From a conventional trim around the edges to extreme fetishist binding, lace marries the ethereal to the forbidden.” —Peregrine Honig, […]

Catalogue Essay for Artist Ellen Greene’s Solo Exhibition “Invisible Mother’s Milk”

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  “Invisible Mother’s Milk” Essay Ellen Greene’s oeuvre is a cacophony of symbols. It is birthed from the artist’s visions, old school tattoo flash turned feminine power symbols, countless pairs of womens’ hand gloves and “Invisible Mother” Victorian photographs. Greene’s work defies categories and time periods; she doesn’t fit into outsider art, fine art or […]

Exhibition Essay for “The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics”

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Interpreting Progressive Rituals of a New Queer Aesthetics Queer time follows its own rules, building around location, movement and identification. Adulthood, responsibility and other aspects of the “mature” self as defined by a normative time do not exist as such in queer time. Adolescence may be revisited, re-experienced and revised. Family is a combination of […]

Letter to Latham Zearfoss for TRUST ME: SELECTED WORKS BY LATHAM ZEARFOSS

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I had the honor and pleasure of writing a letter to Latham Zearfoss for his upcoming show Selected Works By Latham Zearfoss this Saturday, September 4 at 7 & 9pm at the Nightengale. Facebook Invite for “Trust Me: Selected Works by Latham Zearfoss” Here’s the letter, dated September 1, 2010: Dear Latham, A few years […]

Response: Art & the Art of Criticism

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Response: Art and the Art of Criticism with Carrie Schneider University of Illinois at Chicago’s I-Space Gallery April 24-May 30, 2009 Alicia recently participated in “Response: Art & the Art of Criticism” at I-Space Gallery (April 24-May 31, 2009), a show that examines the role of the art critic today, and was part of a […]