Chicago Chocolate Tour at @937

When I initially walked into the space of @937, a satellite gallery for the Fourteen30 Contemporary gallery in Portland, Oregon, the Gwen Stefani song “Hollaback Girl” persistently popped into my head. The reason for this particular song was the large photographic prints by Ken Fandell displayed flat on a sawhorse-supported table. His contributions to the…

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Soluble at Nationale

I was initially interested in the title “Soluble” for this months show at Nationale. Now, the title seems like a superficial attempt to unify the four artists that are featured. However, soluble, as an adjective, brings to mind process, change, dissolution, and for me in the context of a group show, the potential for an examination of…

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Destricted: A Few Thoughts

On October 23rd I attended the PICA presented screening of Destricted at Washington High School, one of the first since its delayed U.S. release. The screening of Districted was quite a bit like internet porn surfing, sometimes fun, fascinating, often boring (although potentially arousing for others) with sporadic bursts of appeal and an overwhelming heterosexual bias.

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