"Humanizing the Headlines: On Olivier Kugler’s 'Escaping Wars and Waves,'" Los Angeles Review of Books

Olivier Kugler’s Escaping Wars and Waves tells the stories of some of refugees. Kugler, a German reportage illustrator, was commissioned by Doctors Without Borders to give life to the extravagant number. 

"Humanizing the Headlines: On Olivier Kugler’s 'Escaping Wars and Waves,'" Los Angeles Review of Books

Critic's Pick: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Artforum.com

Informal, intimate scenes of black life—often tender—dominate Brown’s first solo exhibition, “a simple song,” the title of which is based on I Wrote a Simple Song, soul artist Billy Preston’s 1972 record that talks about the disappointment of making deeply private music for public consumption.

Critic's Pick: Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Artforum.com

"Collaging Together Scraps of Trauma: Karen Green’s Frail Sister," Los Angeles Review of Books

Karen Green’s Frail Sister documents the life of 1940s woman Constance Gale, a fictional character modeled on Green’s own aunt who went missing. Her story is told visually, with fragments pieced together from her life’s detritus.

"Collaging Together Scraps of Trauma: Karen Green’s Frail Sister," Los Angeles Review of Books

"Anna Atkins & Photography’s Blue Beginnings," New York Review of Books Daily

In 1843, Anna Atkins began work on her book of photograms documenting specimens of British algae, what is now considered the first book to be fully illustrated with photography and the first use of photography for scientific documentation.

"Anna Atkins & Photography’s Blue Beginnings," New York Review of Books Daily

"A Cartoonist Takes Aim at the Art World," Hyperallergic

Cartoonist Matthew Thurber doesn’t leave us with a clean moral or tidy ending to his series of comic jabs at the art world and its institutions.

"A Cartoonist Takes Aim at the Art World," Hyperallergic

"Richard McGuire’s Art For The Street 1978 – 1982," The Brooklyn Rail (Nov 2018)

Richard McGuire: Art For The Street 1978 – 1982, published to accompany the show of the same title at Alden Projects, NY, adds a new layer to this impressive body of work, detailing his early years enmeshed in the performance and street art scene.

"Richard McGuire’s Art For The Street 1978 – 1982," The Brooklyn Rail (Nov 2018)

"Ray Johnson’s Kaleidoscopic Interview Practice," Los Angeles Review of Books

Johnson was ultimately interested in the successes and failures, the gaps, the misunderstandings and slippages in human communication.

"Ray Johnson’s Kaleidoscopic Interview Practice," Los Angeles Review of Books

"Sonel Breslav in conversation with Megan N. Liberty," The Brooklyn Rail (Sept 2018)

On the occasion of Printed Matter’s thirteenth Annual NY Art Book Fair (NYABF), I talked with Sonel Breslav about the rising interest in art books and fairs, the challenges of exhibiting books, and how to balance programming, display, and commerce at the fair.

"Sonel Breslav in conversation with Megan N. Liberty," The Brooklyn Rail (Sept 2018)

"How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events," Hyperallergic

Covering the span of 1890 to 1959, A Visual History of Graphic Design illustrates design advancements alongside historical events, from the founding of Pepsi-Cola to the stock market crash.

"How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events," Hyperallergic