“Weathering the sun and rain and chill, they linger, waiting for anyone at all to see in their bedraggled and jilted bodies some new purpose besides disintegration: the tire to become a planter, a tree swing, tread for new cheap shoes—or, in Kelly’s hands, art.” Andrew Berardini on Ann Greene Kelly’s sculptures.
Visual art encompasses countless levels of language, withholding unspoken fears, dreams, and ideologies. Aurélien Le Genissel scrutinizes the techniques that artists, in our image-saturated world, employ to represent psychological demons and the ways we deal with them.
Todd Haynes’s Dark Waters (2019) prompts Hera Chan and Emily Verla Bovino to examine the reliance of U.S. cinema on the purported truth, and the way we experience such reenactments as banal naturalizations of history.
From his first paintings to his angle-cut and unframed standing walls, Larry Bell has explored the interaction of light on surface, and the resulting effects of vision and perception. Marie de Brugerolle investigates his pioneering work and inventiveness, as well as his decades-long impact on other artists.
Inspecting the oeuvre of Eyvind Earle, lead stylist on Disney’s 1959 animated musical fantasy Sleeping Beauty, Sabrina Tarasoff draws a parallel between the main character’s dormant immobility and Earle’s manner of stilling perspective to say something about our fears and fallibilities—without all the unnecessary anguish of “real life.”
In conversation with Gabriel Kuri, Chris Sharp underscores the enthralling application of Minimalism in the artist’s practice and its particular Latin Americanness. Convinced that the more precise forms are, the more effortless they should appear, Kuri’s sculptural practice testifies to an insistence on procedure, eschewing the hand or facture.
Matthew Angelo Harrison by Rahel Aima; Bri Williams by Harry Burke; Elif Saydam by Kristian Vistrup Madsen; Eva Gold by Chloe Stead; D’Ette Nogle by Attilia Fattori Franchini; Virginia Overton by Ian Wooldridge; Jibade-Khalil Huffman by Lumi Tan; Pati Hill by Maurin Dietrich; Theodora Allen by Stephanie Cristello; Gina Fischli by Isabella Zamboni; Olivia Erlanger by Laura Brown; Pierre Guyotat by Estelle Hoy; Christine Sun Kim by Sofia Lemos; Jenna Bliss by Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe; Anthea Hamilton by Laura Herman; Tao Hui by Alvin Li; Aki Sasamoto by Charles Aubin; Jes Fan by Billy Tang; Ko Sin Tung by Ingrid Pui Yee Chu; Anna Witt by Joshua Simon; Tears of a Foreman by Noah Barker; Rebecca Morris by Tenzing Barshee and Camila McHugh.