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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Jack Whitten’s Newly Published Journals Chronicle a Troubled Path to Success," Hyperallergic
Much like his art, Whitten’s writing is dense and forceful, with something underneath struggling to reach the surface. Jack Whitten: Notes from the Woodshed reproduces a selection of studio notes and writings spanning his five-decade career.