artists' books

Review of Penny Slinger's 50% The Visible Woman, The Brooklyn Rail (April 2019)

Penny Slinger was studying at Chelsea College of Art when she discovered Max Ernst's collage books. While she was inspired by his techniques of visual narrative and exciting juxtapositions, she was also struck by his poor representations of women, shared by most of the male-dominated Surrealist milieu.

Review of Penny Slinger's 50% The Visible Woman, The Brooklyn Rail (April 2019)

"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.

"Reading as Art & Publishing as Artistic Practice," The Brooklyn Rail (Apr 2017)

"A New Bookstore in Philly Offers Much More than Books," Hyperallergic

What is the role of books in the evolving contemporary art scene? How does publishing manifest as a curatorial or artistic practice? The Ulises bookshop, named after the conceptual book artist and theorist Ulises Carrión and which opened this past weekend in Philadelphia, plans to address these questions.

"A New Bookstore in Philly Offers Much More than Books," Hyperallergic

“‘The Ephemeral Moment of Exchange’ in Barbara Bloom’s Wrapping Papers,” Hyperallergic

Installation and mixed-media artist Barbara Bloom’s latest book and print endeavor, the limited edition Gifts (Ludion), takes this idea a step further, exploring not only the meaning we endow gifts with, but also the meaning behind gift exchange rituals — particularly that of wrapping paper.

“‘The Ephemeral Moment of Exchange’ in Barbara Bloom’s Wrapping Papers,” Hyperallergic

“Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue,” Hyperallergic

When Christopher Williams’s retrospective, currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was first proposed, the artist says he was uncomfortable with the idea of a survey. Citing the famous Ed Ruscha line, “I don’t want no retrospective.”

“Christopher Williams Shakes Up the Exhibition Catalogue,” Hyperallergic