For Blue McRight, making art involves immersion in science and natural history; her inspirations range from arcane botanical illustrations to her personal experience as a scuba diver. Drawing from diverse sources, she has skillfully assimilated an amalgam of visual, cultural, and scientific ideas.
Beyond the Art/Science Duality: A Conversation with Ellen K. Levy
Ellen K. Levy, curator, scholar, and artist, directs her boundless curiosity through complex realms of science and technology. Where, she wonders, do the patterns and structures hidden within the natural world intersect with artistic creation? D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson’s Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture: From Forces to Forms (Bloomsbury Press, 2021), which she co-edited
Progressive Destinations: A Conversation with Dawn DeDeaux
For multimedia artist Dawn DeDeaux, “between” is a place. Toggling media (video, performance, installation, sculpture), dimensions (two and three, object and experience), and time (past, present, and future), her work occupies spaces between things, ideas, and people.
NEW YORK Chapter NY The women in Kettner’s images may or may not need assistance, medical or otherwise; they are nevertheless subjected to an audience of goggling eyes and pointing fingers.
Object Lessons: Lily Cox-Richard
“Weep holes” is such an evocative phrase. Many people aren’t aware of its architectural meaning. They might think of leaking orifices or crying eyeballs, which also work in terms of relieving pressure or finding equilibrium. I was thinking about this as an example of how energies flow through a space to heal and rebalance a
Mary Ann Unger
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS Williams College Museum of Art Unger’s intertwined roles as mother, activist, and curator, as well as artist, foreshadowed those of today’s cultural workers, who often juggle organizing, administration, and educational work in addition to art-making.
From the Smallest Scraps of Nothing: A Conversation with Alice Momm
Delight in the natural world permeates Alice Momm’s work. Transitory and ephemeral, her creations often consist of things that she finds around New York City and works with on site or in her Harlem studio.
El Re-encuentro del Hombre con la Naturaleza: Una Conversación con Federico Bacher
Dice el artista, “La re-unión del hombre con la naturaleza sería una forma de salvación, la única diría.” Esa búsqueda lo llevó a desarrollar una carrera internacional en China, donde su trabajo es reconocido, aceptado y apreciado.
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA Dalhousie Art Gallery The body evoked in Morgan’s work is porous and ephemeral, dispersed and unbounded. It’s a way of seeing ourselves that was impossible for most of human history, needing a specific set of scientific and technological lenses.
NEW YORK Park Avenue Armory Questioning Modernism as a Eurocentric appropriation of African culture, Newsome presents an alternative formation in which the expressive dynamic of ballroom vogue and Black femme/trans performance serves as both a model and critique.