Conversation Art Podcast Ep.#148: Art & Culture writer Alicia Eler traverses the art and entertainment worlds, and learns how to win at Tinder [PRESS]

Highland Park-based art and culture writer Alicia Eler talks about: Her home in Highland Park, where’s she a tenant of the owners of the artist-run Adjunct Positions, and so never far from an opening and artists, and where she’s become a kind of permanent ‘writer-in-residence’;  her various experiences with standup comedy, as a culture writer […]

How Maria Bamford made comedy a team sport on ‘Lady Dynamite’ / Fusion

Maria Bamford’s comedy is a combination of storytelling and wait-for-it, perfectly aligned punchlines, all with the ability to transport viewers through a completely surreal experience. Bamford is on everyone’s mind because of the release of her new episodic sitcom, Lady Dynamite, on Netflix, created with Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). On […]

Fred Melamed on his heralded new Netflix series, ‘Lady Dynamite’ / DailyDot

Show business isn’t for the faint of heart. People tend to think of entertainment industry managers and agents as cutthroat types who lunge at opportunities and fight to the death for their A-list clients. But what if that’s not true? In Maria Bamford’s new Netflix show Lady Dynamite, out today, actor Fred Melamed plays her […]

Comedian Melissa Villaseñor is perfecting her impressions on Vine / DailyDot Entertainment

On Valentine’s Day, comedian Melissa Villaseñor welcomed a very special guest to her Vine account: Kristen Wiig, who let us know exactly what she’d be doing that day. Those who laughed could definitely relate. Vine is just one of the platforms where Villaseñor been perfecting her cast of characters, which includes Wiig, Haley Joel Osment, […]

That Capitalist Vision of Thomas Kinkade // Portland Mercury [PRESS]

PAINTING ON PUZZLES, greeting cards, and even La-Z-Boys, Thomas Kinkade may be the most ubiquitous artist in America—and possibly the most commercially successful—yet he was largely ignored by the art world during his lifetime. Kinkade died in 2012, but even in death his businesslike approach raises questions about contemporary art. This month, Upfor Gallery addresses […]

PAIN TERO FLIGHT – A Curatorial Exploration of Thomas Kinkade w/ Theo Downes-Le Guin @ Upfor Gallery, PDX

Hey everyone! I’m so pleased to share more about my latest project with the delightful Theo Downes-Le Guin. If you’re in Portland anytime soon, come to our show! PAIN TERO FLIGHT January 20 – February 27, 2016 First Thursday reception February 4, 6:00 to 8:00pm THE WORK For this group exhibition, co-curated with Alicia Eler, […]

Dreaming of the Real: Observing Artist Scott Marvel Cassidy / KCET Artbound Los Angeles

In Scott Marvel Cassidy’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, it’s often times impossible to separate reality from a dreamlike state, or to differentiate the manufacture of a domesticity with the actual domestic life. Focused on intersecting themes of memory, the immediate physical environment, and the quandaries of referring to painting as purely “representational,” Cassidy’s painting, drawing […]