Writing about looking at art. From the floor of the gallery, the museum, and the private collection.

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    on Aug 28, 2006
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  • July Hiatus
    on Jul 19, 2006
    Over the last couple days, I’ve received a few emails containing interesting conjectures as to where I’ve been lately. None have been right—or even close to right. But it is nice to know that you care.I'll just say this: I’m on the road for t...
  • West Side Stories
    on Jun 26, 2006
    I managed to spend a little time in Chelsea on Saturday. Between it officially being summer now, the on-and-off rain that afternoon, and the recent art world binge in Basel, the neighborhood was the most quiet I have ever seen it on a weekend.I did,...
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    on Jun 23, 2006
    I've said it before, but I'll say it again. For my money no one does exhibition brochures, guides, and websites better than the Pulitzer Foundation.For the current exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto photographs of its own Richard Serra torqued ellipse, t...
  • Count Them
    on Jun 22, 2006
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    on Jun 16, 2006
    I spent the week in St. Louis. This evening I managed to find an extra hour in the schedule before my flight home, so on the way to the airport I made a quick stop at the St. Louis Art Museum.I didn't have any plans for the visit, but when I arrived...
  • Setting Expectations, Then Bailing Out
    on Jun 14, 2006
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    on Jun 11, 2006
    I'm still here, but it's been a long, hectic few weeks. I'm actually back state-side this week and may have a little something to say here for the first time in eons.
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    on May 25, 2006
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  • On narrative
    on May 25, 2006
    I cut my critical teeth years ago on narrative-based work and came to realize that the human mind needs narrative or narrative-like structure to help it move through time-based work. Most artists who say they are removing narrative are removing the m...
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