Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Since it's the end of the school year, I thought you all might be interested in a link to this site of work by this year's MFA graduates from Columbia. It's always good to see what your peers are up to; the little gem above is by Matthew Fischer.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

John Berryman Interview

For anyone looking for some more insight into Homage to Mistress Bradstreet and his other work, this 1970 interview with Berryman from the Paris Review is a great discussion.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book pictures

All you painters and plumbers might find inspiration for your GoodReads list in this post about artists' bookshelves over at Lisa Pressman's blog. Below is a photo of my library book stack. The most relevant title might be "Aesthetics and Its Discontents."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Art Professor teaching "class" on Squatting

(Photo of one of the most notorious artists squats in L.E.S, ABC NO RIO)

"My biggest goal in this is to activate people with political beliefs who aren't actually engaging and get them to cross a boundary....Basically, we don't know what we are doing, but we have this impetus that we are going to make it happen."Says SUNY art professor Chris Robbins.

Check out the article here, from my favorite rag, the New York Post! I believe this is also the the website of the professor, Christopher Robbins.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rochelle Feinstein

Thanks to Two Coats of Paints for bringing Rochelle Feinstein's recent show to my attention. 

Her exhibition is a great example of how limitations just might unleash all kinds of favorable and unforeseen outcomes, AND for those of you who will be heading out into the world soon--having to think anew how work will get made without the environment of school and ready space--Feinstein's low budget experiment is interesting to see.

Some of her constraints, as described on her gallery's website:

In making The Estate, Feinstein 1) would not spend any additional money on this work, 2) would use any and all supplies as “assets,” and 3) would use maximal material and minimal gesture.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Decadent painter footage below

I've loved Fiona Rae forever and came upon this video for the second time today.  It's just such a luscious inside look at a painter's studio--look at those eight foot palettes, look at that brush table!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Christopher Baker talk

For anyone that missed Christopher Baker's talk a few weeks ago, he will be back on campus this Monday for an Ashby Dialog talk in Jarrell Lecture Hall at 4pm.