Category Archives: Art in a place

Upcoming | VASTAL Exhibition, Antwerp

I don’t mean to brag, but if you happen to be in the Antwerp area December 8, Verbeke Gallery is opening a show featuring the Vastal Virgins (which I am one of).

I won’t be there (boo for school/work) but Adam Zaretsky will be, and who knows who else. Go and see it!

(I’m there, look hard!)

On Shit and Shinola – F Newsmagazine

**Updated: Text Added**
I’ve been working on this story for a few weeks and it’s finally out.

On Shit and Shinola

A tale of two artists in the Midwest and a jar of William S. Burroughs’ poop

All photos by the author unless otherwise noted.

It’s just noon, and already ribbons of heat are slithering from the pavement surrounding the soybean fields. Dust from the screeching tires on the car in front of us balloons into the sky, casting a sleepy haze over an already tired Kansas afternoon.

The car in front of us pulls into a driveway and down a short avenue of oak trees. My companion, Patrick Lichty, a tactical media artist and ranking member of The Yes Men, pulls in behind them, and as we park we are presented with a comfortable, brick-red farmhouse shaded by the surrounding trees. Chickens scour the front yard for feed, and a sweet-natured collie and her cat friend come to greet us as we step out of the car. Our hosts, Tony Allard and Adam Zaretsky, are already headed up the walk to the house, and we step over the assorted garden statuary —a typewriter, a ceramic rooster, a stone skull—to join them. Continue reading

On Shit and Shinola – Kansas City Project – June 2011

TWA Rocket, Kansas City, MO

Patrick Lichty and I have taken a trip down Route 66 to visit Tony Allard and Adam Zaretsky while they research and film for their project “Mutate or Die”. While Patrick is working on some graphics for the film, we’re independently working on our own critical video and I’ll be publishing an article about the adventure later next week. Kansas City is a strange and wonderful place and we’re looking forward to making quality work about this strange experience.

Property of Wayne Propst, Lawrence, KS

Detail of works found around Propst property

Jenny Holzer @ DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art

PLI Experimental Critical Rubric:

External: tired from walking around Montreal all day, harried from travel delays
Internal: Curious, excited, feeling sneaky due to secret photos taken
Gallery feels: like a mausoleum, lighting and all
Sense most troubled: equalibrioception
Sense least troubled: olfactory

One of the artists I consider most relevant to the Post-Luddite mind is Jenny Holzer. In addition to being an artist whose work has become more relevant and interesting by her incorporation of social media into her practice. So when visiting Montreal this part week, I knew it was imperative I stop in at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art to see her new exhibition. Continue reading