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An Invitation to Dinner, from Roswell with Love

Tucked away on the outskirts of Roswell, far away from the daily bustle of the alien museum, lies the Roswell Artist in Residence Program. The residency hosts six artists a year and each, near the end of their residency, has a solo exhibition. Each exhibition is followed by a dinner, which is prefaced by a handmade invitation from the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art's Director Nancy Fleming. She has been making these special invitations since 2004, and here is a peek into these small treasures.

By | 06.20.18|Design, Events, Images|1 Comment

Babel’s Bricks: The Power of Play

Remember, as a kid, when you played with wooden blocks, Erector sets, Lincoln Logs, and Legos? Artists have continued to nurture the impulse of putting parts together to make a more wonderful whole. At Gallery 51's latest show, Babel's Bricks, twenty artists playfully interpret the idea of artwork as building block.

By | 06.23.17|Images|0 Comments

John Stezaker & the Not-So-Perfect Marriage

John Stezaker’s surreal, handmade collages—comprised of film stills, publicity portraits, and postcards collected from thrift stores and bookshops—are masterful studies in contradiction. They are familiar and nostalgic, but also unexpected and strange. Like a Coen Brothers film or Flannery O’Connor short story, they walk that compelling line between comedy and tragedy.

By | 06.22.16|Books Worth Reading, Images|0 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tony Hoagland

There isn’t a word for walking out of the grocery store / with a gallon jug of milk in a plastic sack / that should have been bagged in double layers / —so that before you are even out the door / you feel the weight of the jug dragging / the bag down, stretching the thin / plastic handles longer and longer and you know it’s only a matter of time until / bottom suddenly splits.

By | 11.29.14|The Sunday Poem, Words|Comments Off on The Sunday Poem: Tony Hoagland

Art Meets the Monsters: Grimm’s Tales Through the Looking Glass

  The 1819 Edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales (Photo: Andreas Berthel © Stadt Kassel / Kulturamt)   Murder. Infanticide. Mutilation. Incest. While true love intermittently raises its pretty head, Grimm's fairy tales are far darker than the Disneyfied versions so many of us know. [...]

By | 10.19.14|Events, Images, News, Words|Comments Off on Art Meets the Monsters: Grimm’s Tales Through the Looking Glass

The Gorgeous Nothings: The Envelope Poems of Emily Dickinson

  For Proust," Susan Howe writes in her Preface to The Gorgeous Nothings, "a fragment is a morsel of time in its pure state; it hovers between a present that is immediate and a past that once had been present." The fragments Howe is specifically referring to are the envelopes left [...]

By | 07.18.14|Books Worth Reading, Images, The Sunday Poem, Words|Comments Off on The Gorgeous Nothings: The Envelope Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Sunday Poem: Jamaal May’s Hum

Jamaal May was born in 1982 in Detroit where he has taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His first book, Hum, received the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books and an NAACP Image Award nomination. (Photo by Tarfia Faizullah) [...]

By | 04.05.14|The Sunday Poem, Words|Comments Off on The Sunday Poem: Jamaal May’s Hum

Sonic Boom: Ted Apel & a New Generation of Artists Explore the Art of Sound

Marco Fusinato. Mass Black Implosion (Shaar, Iannis Xenakis). 2012. Ink on archival facsimile of score; framed. Part one of five parts. To make these drawings Fusinato chose a point on the page and then ruled a line from every note in the composition back to that point. This ongoing series, [...]

By | 04.02.14|Interviews, Sounds|Comments Off on Sonic Boom: Ted Apel & a New Generation of Artists Explore the Art of Sound
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