Sarah Lang was born in Canada.
Her book The Work of Days was published by Coach House Books in 2007.
from The Work of Days
This is the harbour where I rig your happiness. One thing
into another: you cover my mouth; I play dead. The sheet breathes
The Basel Miami Fair(s) covered from head to toe by Joanne Mattera. Almost all of ‘em. Mattera, a painter, does an excellent job. Check out her comments and images. at the Joanne Mattera Art Blog.
Her blog is a multipart report, one post per venue plus the prologue. The entries are posted sequentially, and as Joanna says, “There is a narrative to my reporting, so I hope you'll follow it through to the end.”
“By all accounts the mood going into Miami was wary. Dealers in general were fearful that the bubble was about to burst, and the smaller dealers were concerned that the greater number of satellite fairs this year would dilute their sales. Apparently the big guns had no problems; Gagosian sold $10 million worth of art, according to Bloomberg News. Among the smaller galleries in the satellite fairs, the mood lifted as sales began to rack up. Many smaller galleries sold out, and most at least broke even. The mood going out was simply weary.”
Continue reading here.
Part of the 'return to beauty idea' if I understand it correctly has been layed out as a type of revisionism
very sad news - joel dorn has got his hat - the masked announcer checked out this past monday
after a sudden heart attack - the great producer/hilarious liner note scribbler/grand imagineer/photographer had a heart attack on monday and has left us behind in this very sad and square world - it was an honor to be his friend and collaborator - as a teenager i would buy records by guys i never heard of simply because his name appeared on the back of the jacket - beyond the far-out rufus harley blowin bagpipe jazz there were incredible - life-changing discs by rahsaan, yusef, les and eddie, fathead and hank, leon redbone - on and on
if you don't know - as hal willner says "google his ass!" jd gave me the shot when most folks closed the doors - as he said about rahsaan or yusef - he was "truly singular" more thoughts to come on the late, great jd - i'll miss him terribly - i'm sure we all will... he was the only guy i knew who called a pakastani cab driver "babe"
New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl said in a recent speech given there, that Chicago is a “receptor city.”
Let’s face it, he’s right.
We all know WHY and WHEN this transition occurred from a modest-but-improving “Transmitter” art-city to a “Receptor” one. And WHO was behind it.
What's next? Kinkade? This was the fare of Flash Art, "Stupid Trends R Us," until now.
Elisa Gabbert holds degrees from Rice University and Emerson College . She currently lives in Boston and is an editor of Absent. Recent work can be found in Pleiades, Meridian, Cannibal, and LIT. Her chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press. That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness , a book of poems written with Kathleen Rooney, is forthcoming from Otoliths Books.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author of Reading With Oprah: the Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas Press, 2005) and Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object (Arkansas Press, 2009). Recent essays and poems can be found in Gettysburg Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and Quarterly West.
Their collaborative chapbook Something Really Wonderful was published by dancing girl press in 2007.
She kept a chamois-soft list of Things That Set My Heart Aflutter
& she sent it in a letter, the envelope encrusted with ruby glitter.
Excerpts: "In art it is important to remember that the most substantial, meaningful, honest, spiritual, cultural rituals, forms and esthetics come from the underground."
"So you know that Dominic Molon, the curator of "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967," is in deep trouble..."
"Another big problem was that the MCA seems to have scorned one of the most influential and rich rock ‘n’ roll scenes in America ...Chicago..."
Read on ...
What Is Painting? at MOMA
The call came in the middle of the night, and the voice on the line sounded hoarse and afraid. "John, it's MOMA. You have to tell us. What is painting?"
I reached for the light. "Go on."
"We have this show, 'What Is Painting.' We have to know." ...
Read the rest of the article here.
Kristy Odelius is a poet and Assistant Professor of English at North Park University where she teaches poetry and 19th century British literature. She is a co-founder of Near South, a Chicago-based journal of innovative writing. Her poems, essays and reviews have appeared or in Notre Dame Review, Chicago Review, Combo, ACM, La Petite Zine, keepgoing, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, and others. Her chapbook Bee Spit is out this month from dancing girl press, and her book, Strange Trades, will be out next Fall from Shearsman.
Thoughts of Falling, Pollen, Pare
leaves lie splayed
like minimum wage