Dear friends + colleagues,
I have a great many projects out in the world right now, with others in the works, and yet others already scheduled for later in the year that you may want to mark your calendar for. I wanted to share these goings on with you. If this is the kind of e-mail clutter you like to avoid, just let me know; we all have our limits. I hope you are all fairing well, and I’d be eager to hear of your news as well. I miss you, even those I see often. Thx for being in my life and for reading along:
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-I have written one of the nine contributions to “Art School: Peer Review” featured in the current issue of The St. Claire out of Philadelphia, PA. It draws together questions and responses about the state of MFA programs in the U.S.
-*another* artist project included in the most recent issue of 3rd Language: Never Satisfied. The online edition is up now, with the print edition due out later in February.
-A multiple in Daily Life Storage’s newest portfolio Glory. It is a small banner made from a digital print on silk blend. More about Daily Life Storage here.
-My essay “Neither Queer Nor There: Categories, Assemblages, and Transformations” appears in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Art Papers. In it, I consider recent rap music projects from House of LaDosha, Le1f, Cakes da Killa and others, and how these artists intersect with issues around “queer.”
-Pleased as punch to have been brought on as an Editor-in-Residence at Chicago Artist Writers. The group of texts that I have edited has taken Susan Sontag’s call for replacing a hermeneutics of art with “an erotics of art” as its point of departure. Contributions include Caroline Carlsmith writing about Doug Ischar and JT Bruns writing about B Ingrid Olson.
-I am currently teaching two courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, entitled respectively Painting Queer (through Painting + Drawing department) and Bodies + Technologies (through Sculpture Department). An exhibition resulting from the class is also being planned.
-Works included in the group exhibition and look at another’s whole curated by Zach Rawe for Fjord in Philadelphia, PA. Opens February. I will be having a conversation with artist Suzanne Seesman in the space on Saturday, February 15th.
-Works included in the group exhibition No faith but what we make curated by Joel Parsons for Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College. Exhibition runs from February 21–April 1, 2013
-Works included in the group exhibition The Residents, the inaugural exhibition at Live(In) Gallery, an apartment gallery space opening in the Brighton district of Cincinnati, OH.
-I am pleased to announce that I will have my first solo exhibition in Chicago at PEREGRINEPROGRAM in May 2013. More information forthcoming.
-Work included in the group exhibition The Meanest of Them Sparkled at Thunder-Sky Inc. in Cincinnati, OH this summer. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s death and responds to her works of fiction.
-In the meantime, I am writing regularly for Artforum.com, Newcity in Chicago, Art Papers, and Sculpture. Watch for new reviews and essays as you have interest.