"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.
Review of Tate Shaw's Blurred Library: Essays on Artists’ Books, The Brooklyn Rail (Jun 2017): 54.
At a time when the internet and digital publishing are redefining and questioning the boundaries of the space opened by a book, Shaw’s essays explore the physical and imaginative relationship of books to our bodies
"A Graphic Memoir About Learning to Cope with What’s Left Behind," Hyperallergic
The book begins when she’s a child, young enough to still be amazed by catching fireflies with her uncle, whose rare, life-threatening genetic heart condition is mentioned within the first few pages. But the majority of the story follows Radtke’s college and post-grad years when she is studying photography and exploring ruins and abandoned mining towns.
"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.