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  • Blurry Blueprints: Minami Kobayashi and Adrianne Rubenstein’s duo show at Et al. etc.

    By Daniel Sharp

    Writer Daniel Sharp explores a personal experience he had viewing Minami Kobayashi and Adrianne Rubenstein's two-person show at Et al. etc. in San Francisco. In this essay, Sharp reflects on the power of take-homes, the importance of exhibition text, and finding comfort in the unknown.

  • Sacred Space and Ceremony: Chris Watts at Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn

    By Vittoria Benzine

    New York-based artist Chris Watts captures what words and images cannot with iridescent abstractions of pigment, resin, and more on sheer fabric. For his debut at Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn, Watts has arranged his latest works alongside selections from an ongoing series. On view through December 20, the show marks several first forays for Watts, at a pivotal point in his career.

  • Third Things & Third Places: Building Relationships Through Art

    By Reilly Clark

    In this essay, Reilly Clark examines the role of art through the lens of two selected written works by Donald Hall and Ray Oldenburg. He argues that is a uniquely powerful tool for connection. An artwork can serve as a third thing, “a site of joint rapture or contentment” where people find common ground. Likewise, a place where art is made, enjoyed, or discussed can become a third place: somewhere people can not just meet but can shake up an increasingly isolating social system.

  • Darryl DeAngelo Terrell Asks to be Loved as Both Soft and Strong

    By Anna Selle

    Multi-disciplinary artist Darryl DeAngelo Terrell builds a love letter to their queer, trans, nonbinary, Black body in their first solo exhibition in New York, It's Never Too Late to Tell Me You Love Me. The exhibition, presented by Baxter St, is comprised of staged self-portraits as their feminine alter-ego, Dion. In this feature, Anna Selle and Terrell explore the tension between softness and strength.

  • Nothing Without Desire: Annie Duncan’s Objects Can’t Live Without You

    By Katherine Jemima Hamilton

    In this essay, writer and curator Katherine Hamilton discusses the symbolism of objects in Annie Duncan's paintings and how her work carries and subverts the history of still-life painting as a genre. Duncan's work insists that the history of women’s relationship to things must be studied, as modern capitalism attempts to sell us back our identities in pretty prim packages.

  • The Knights of Longing: Nostalgia and Mysticism in the Work of Steve Bishop

    By Elliott Mickleburgh

    Why is nostalgia so intoxicating? In this essay, Elliott Mickleburgh uses two recent exhibitions by artist Steve Bishop to delve into the philosophy of mediating our yearning for a past that can never be recaptured and the material reality that confronts us in the present.