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10.9.2019: I'm so grateful my essay on the work of Atlanta-based artist Alfred Conteh was included in the catalogue for his recent museum exhibition The Sweet Spot. Alfred's paintings speak so powerfully to the humanity of this time. I'm so happy to see them being celebrated in museums and books!

8.16.2019: Thank you to TIKKUN for publishing my article Picturing Our Possible Futures, which looks at new paintings by Matthew Couper and Inka Essenhigh that ask what we want our world to look like, and whether we care.

7.8.2019: I'm thrilled to share my review of About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art, a monumental queer art show in Chicago.

7.1.2019: I track the geographical wanderings of the Chicago gallery world in the July/August issue of New Art Examiner.

6.21.2019: I've been writing a lot about Chicago public art lately. This particularly enjoyable assignment involved a sculpture by British artist Henry Moore, marking the site of the first sustained artificial nuclear chain reaction, which occurred in a secret lab in a squash court under a football field on the campus of the University of Chicago.

5.1.2019: I'm excited to see what the future of Chicago public art looks like! Click here to read my profile of three visionaries in the field, this month in New art Examiner!

4.30.2019: I'm grateful to Tikkun magazine in Berkeley for having the courage to publish my recent reporting on Michael Rakowitz, the Chicago artist mislabeled by the New York Times as the Whitney Biennial Protestor. For the full story of this fascinating artist's struggle to maintain his integrity while navigating the complicated intersection of contemporary art and politics, read The Accidental Activist here.

1.20.2019: I'm so proud of Shauta Marsh and Jim Walker of Tube Factory Artspace in Indianapolis. Click here to read my profile of their tumultuous history and amazing work in the latest issue of New Art Examiner!

10.19.2018: I had the recent pleasure of interviewing Peter Halley, painter, publisher, teacher and Neo-Conceptualist icon. His answers will give me something to chew on psychologically for a long can read the full interview on Widewalls, here: Prisons, Conduits, and Cells: An Interview with Peter Halley

7.19.2018: I am thrilled to announce that my essay on the painter Young-Il Ahn is the cover story on the latest issue of Western Humanities Review, Issue 71.2!

Michigan Quarterly Review
Natural Tendencies: A Studio Visit with Sculptor Richard Hunt

Carl Pope Returns From Hiatus

Fiberglass Beasts of the Wisconsin Wild

Judy Ledgerwood on Finding Pattern and Decoration in Everyday Life

Jeffrey Gibson's Garments Confound Cultural Assumptions

For Gerald Williams, a Co-Founder of AfriCOBRA, Transnational Black Aesthetics Are as Relevant as Ever

Beverly Fishman: Chemical Sublime

The Politics of Contemporary Abstraction: A Conversation with Clare Rojas and Jeffrey Gibson

New Art Examiner
Placemaking: The Success Secret of Big Car and Tube Factory Artspace

“Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded” at The Block Museum of Art (Exhibition Review)

The Art of Fake News

Review of A Generous Vision, a biography of Elaine de Kooning

Review of Gerald Williams Exhibition

Shedding Light on the Drip Paintings by Janet Sobel

Behind James McNeill Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket

When Piero Manzoni Made Abstract Art with Achromes

Shedding a Light on Andy Warhol's Shadows

Richard Tuttle and his Thoughts of Trees

Howardena Pindell - Finally in the Spotlight

When Miriam Schapiro Used Computers to Generate Geometric Abstract Art

LA Art Scene Legend and "Cool School" Painter Ed Moses Dies at 91

Ellsworth Kelly’s Pavilion in Austin

Were the Neanderthals the Very First Creators of Abstract Cave Art?

MoMA Honors its Artists' Revolutions in “The Long Run”

Why Betty Parsons is My Hero

A Lost Andy Warhol Sculpture Tests the Value of Love

Erwin Redl Sheds Some Light on Madison Square Park

The Unreal Deal: Six Decades of Malaysian Abstract Art

Mary Weatherford’s Art Journey from the West to the East Coast

Nalini Malani: The Rebellion of the Dead at Centre Pompidou (Exhibition Review)

Painting with Scissors - Why We Love Henri Matisse Cut Outs

Boundless Energy - The Art of Julio Le Parc

The Abstract Landscapes of Franco Fontana

The Assembled Art of Barbara Kasten

The Infinite Art of Yayoi Kusama

Female Abstract Artists You Should Know

How Aaron Siskind Found Abstraction on the Streets

Owning the Greatness - Pierre Soulages

Bridget Riley and the Philosophy of Stripes

Cy Twombly in Paris (Exhibition Review)

Cubism of Sonia Delaunay and the Exploration of Color

Illusion and the Abstract in the Works of Jesus Rafael Soto

Gutai Group - Gestural Abstract Movement from Asia

Vibrancy and Energy in Joan Mitchell Paintings

Finding the Color-Field Heritage in Sterling Ruby Paintings

Mary Abbott - One of the Most Important Artists of Abstract Expressionism

One City’s Trash: Artists in Residency at the San Francisco Dump

Art for Earth's Sake: Jackie Brookner's Biosculptures

Breaking Out of the Box with Beverly Naidus

Positive Outlook: Art and HIV

The Art of School Lunch