Thursday, October 13, 2011

me, me, and somebody else

This past weekend I had a review of the American Visionary Art Museum's current show, "All Things Round," in the Washington Post. Read that here, if you haven't already.

Tomorrow I review entries for "
Utopias," a juried show I'm doing for Anne Arundel Community College. I'll meet the artists who make the cut at the juror's talk and opening reception on November 10.

See it this weekend: Evan Reed at GRACE in Reston. Evan is one of those artists who stays in his studio and quietly develops a really kick-ass, technically excellent, idiosyncratic body of work...and gets very little of the recognition he deserves for it.

Read the press release
here; see some of Evan's sculptures on his website here.

Evan was our visiting resident artist at AAC for much of my tenure there; I had the pleasure of bringing a
Very Large Sculpture of his with me to Germany in 2007 for a show we did at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen.

Evan's a master craftsman and draftsman--and, hey, if someone wants to buy me one of his
retro-modern drawings (the website images really don't do them justice) as a Christmas present, that'd be very nice, thanks.

The show--"until every shape has found its city"--is accompanied by a catalog, featuring an essay by Phillips Collection curator Vesela Sretenovic.

The reception is this Saturday, October 15, from 5 - 7 pm. For more info, visit the gallery website

Pictured: Evan installing "Arlington House" in Aachen, 2007.

Thursday, October 06, 2011


My review of "30 Americans" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is in this week's Washington City Paper. Read all about it here.

Also: read Philip Kennicott's take on the show in the WaPo here. I don't disagree too much with Phillip--except for the bit about how inherently difficult it is to persuade the museum-going public that found objects can be transformed into art. Let's all just catch up with the 1920s, shall we? OK.

Lenny takes issue with Kennicott's Rubell ruminations (he's probably not gonna care for my piece, either). Read all the militating that's fit to electronically disseminate here.

Pictured: Nick Cave, "Soundsuit," 2008, fabric, fiberglass, and metal.