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Photos of Ever After Exhibition Closing @ Chapel of the Chimes

In early October, I wrote a Shotgun Review for Art Practical on the opening of the Ever After exhibition at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. Over the weekend, I attended the closing exhibition, which included some wonderful performance pieces. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of performance art but when it’s done well, […]

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Destructables: A DIY Site for Projects of Protest and Creative Dissent | by Artist Packard Jennings

I’m a huge fan of Packard Jennings. He created yet another amazing project emblematic of our time – Destructables. Please click on the image below and check out the site. A wonderful resource for creative dissent!!!

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Art Culture Criticism Observations Performance and Conceptual Photography

Walking through the NYC Metro ~ The Fulton Street Station

In Imponderabilia (1977, reenacted in 2010) two performers, both completely nude, stand in a doorway. The public must squeeze between them in order to pass, and in doing so choose which one of them to face. ~ Source: Wikipedia page for Marina Abramovic Walking through the William and Fulton Street Stop in the NYC metro reminded me […]

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A New Way to Use the Body

I’m always intrigued by artists who find new and creative ways to use the body in art. Ariana Page Russell has not only used her body in a unique way, she has taken her skin condition and incorporated it into her creative process. Reminiscent of some of my all time favorite female artists Ana Mendieta, Marina […]

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Art Writing and Criticism Performance and Conceptual

Ever After Shotgun Review in Art Practical’s 3.2 Occupy the Art World Issue

Representations of death often tend toward the trite: holograms, star clusters, or gilded gates leading to puffy buoyant clouds, for example. None of these conventional methods of representing death are currently on view at the Chapel of the Chimes, the Julia Morgan–designed crematorium in Oakland, though. Instead, viewers will find more unorthodox artifacts—pop-up children’s books […]

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Thoughts on Keeping an Eye on Surveillance @ The Performance Art Institute

ATTN: Reader ~ This post is LONG overdue. Please let me know if you have any questions about the show. *          *          *          * surveillance |sərˈvāləns| noun: close observation, esp. of a suspected spy or criminal: he found himself put under surveillance by military intelligence […]