Three Hypotheses for AbstractCritical
Three Hypotheses for AbstractCritical

If you’re interested in contemporary painting you’ve probably noticed that a massive realignment in the art-world is underway. As if waking from a culturally induced coma, abstract painting is back and ready to make up for lost time. Leading the critical charge are what’s been christened “provisional” or “casual” paintings; flagship abstract styles that seem […]

Dan Devening at Tarble Art Center for NewCity
Dan Devening at Tarble Art Center for NewCity

In “Kiosk” at Eastern Illinois University’s Tarble Arts Center in Charleston, artist Dan Devening—longtime professor of painting at SAIC, founder of Devening Projects + Editions and one of the minds behind the recently opened West Loop space Paris London Hong Kong—presents a series of twelve untitled colorful and loose (but decidedly conscious) abstractions that probe […]

Monica Rezman at Packer Schopf for NewCity
Monica Rezman at Packer Schopf for NewCity

Perhaps the most striking examples of Rezman’s investigation into our shared ether are her untitled three-dimensional paper forms. These geometric works share their two-dimensional counterparts’ unpretentious contrasts between color and value, line and shape, with the added beauty and symmetry of something resembling a Platonic solid. Whether stacked or placed horizontally, the union between their […]

“Space Odyssey” at San Jacinto College
"Space Odyssey" at San Jacinto College

If you’re in the Houston area sometime over the next month, consider stopping by San Jacinto College to view “Space Odyssey” a two person show featuring works by yours truly and fellow artist and all around good guy Christopher Troutman. More info about the show can be found here.

Michael Rakowitz at Rhona Hoffman Gallery NewCity
Michael Rakowitz at Rhona Hoffman Gallery NewCity

Equal parts Middle East history lesson and VH1 “Behind the Music”, there’s precious little to dislike about Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz’s “The Breakup” at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Through a full-on multimedia presentation encompassing audio, video, collage, memorabilia and a limited-edition vinyl pressing, Rakowitz autopsies the slow dissolution of the world’s most famous pop band, […]

The Mapmakers in New York Times
The Mapmakers in New York Times

Once again, I have contributed the incidental music for a multi-media feature in the New York Times Science section. Have look here. Many thanks to my friend Zach Wise for making this happen.