Becky Flanders: Universes as They Could Be

With an academic background in artificial life and digital arts, Becky Flanders’ approach to her artistic practice borrows the “life-as-it-might-be” paradigm of artificial life’s philosophical modeling, deciphering the most essential processes of life and implementing them in new situations—confrontational images of the human body, ambiguously Read More …

Katya Grokhovsky: Bodies as Political Forms

Katya Grokhovsky is an artist, curator, and educator, born in the Ukraine, raised in Australia, and currently practicing in New York. Her interdisciplinary practice spans many mediums, combining painting, drawing, performance, collage, installation, text, and video in an exploration of the body in personal and Read More …

Artist Spotlight: Brian Phillips- Apocalyptic Observations

Brian Phillips is a Florida-based painter, sculptor, designer, and multimedia artist. His paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, and collages are dramatic and visually striking in their depictions of nature, destruction, and preservation. Phillips is a self-taught artist who has participated in numerous exhibitions, making name for Read More …

Hope Is the Greatest Whore: Irena Haiduk at Art Basel

“I intended this transaction to be about class awareness, the meanings of weight, and the corruption of mind and teeth via books and candy.” —Irena Haiduk I bought into Irena Haiduk’s candy store critique of political ideology, quite literally. Her booth, which allowed fair-goers to Read More …

Spotlight: Alana Questell

United Fragments Alana Questell’s traditional and digital collages combine found imagery, saturated color palettes, and a healthy dose of absurdity. Fragmented bodies, tropical flowers, and ambiguously mountainous landscapes are hewn together in Alejandro Jodorowsky-esque compositions, created with a sense of playful randomness and affection for Read More …

Hannah Spector and Jacob Bailes. A Collaboration

“Artistic collaboration is a special and obvious case of the manipulation of the figure of the artist, for at the very least collaboration involves a deliberately chosen alteration of artistic identity from individual to composite subjectivity.” —Charles Green, Collaboration as Symptom   Artistic collaborations oppose Read More …

Confronting Mortality: Shelby O’Brien’s Abject Memorials

“Naming suffering, exalting it, dissecting it into its smallest components—that is doubtless a way to curb mourning.”  —Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia Shelby O’Brien acknowledges the horrors of the human body in abject memorials, crafted using human blood in traditionally domestic material processes Read More …

Bodies and Things: Shana Moulton’s Universe

“The body presents the paradox of contained and container at once…our attention is continually focused upon the boundaries or limits of the body…” -Susan Stewart   Culling elements of her video performances from the language and aesthetics of commodified, New Age healing, Shana Moulton’s trembling Read More …