"Reading as Art & Publishing as Artistic Practice," The Brooklyn Rail (Apr 2017)
Can reading be a form of making? And if reading is making, what, then, of publishing? Two recent publications take these questions as their starting points—Reading as Art addresses the former, Publishing as Artistic Practice the latter.
“Jon-Michael Frank and Bianca Stone,” The Brooklyn Rail (Jul/Aug 2016)
Ambiguous image-text combinations are at the center of this new form of communication. Some artists, such as Bianca Stone and Jon-Michael Frank, are responding to the new order of things through the genre of poetry comics, which combine illustrations with brief lines of text.
Review of International Pop, The Brooklyn Rail (Mar 2016)
International Pop is one of the first exhibitions to look at Pop as a global movement, rather than isolated international variations. The catalogue stands alone as a worthwhile object separate from the show, creating a strong innovative visual narrative, much like an exhibition does.
Review of Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), The Brooklyn Rail (Oct 2015)
Uniting all eight volumes of Cage’s writing for the first time, Joe Biel and Richard Kraft have decided not to reproduce the volumes in their original form. Instead, they revive Cage’s interest in chance methods and in effect reperform the journals, treating them as a score to interpret and collaborate with anew.