FULL BLEED: Trevor Pagan

Posted on May 04, 2018


I wrote a piece on the artist TREVOR PAGLEN's forthcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art for MICA's FULL BLEED

"Paglen’s notoriety emerged during and in the wake of the Bush administration. In that post-9/11 era, a veritable legal gray area was encouraged, legislated, and planned, defining who could be detained, what could or couldn’t be done to them, and what, if anything, constituted a win. Bush’s “War on Terror” became an exercise in America’s moral cynicism actualizing already latent desires—the wholesale imprisonment of enemy combatants with no plan for due process, the initiating of wars with no plan for resolution, and the umbrella of domestic surveillance. Paglen perhaps best brought focus to the real geography of these desires with his multiple investigative projects on black sites, locations where covert CIA projects, including secret imprisonment and torture, took place."

Categories: mica, trevor paglen, full bleed

Review of Jan Razauskas’ "Carbon Drawings" and my 2015 Top Ten

Posted on January 31, 2016


"The potential for carbon paper as a formal and metaphorical device is massive. It comes as quite a shock that very few artists have put it to use. I am reminded primarily of the work of Dorothea Rockburne and how she would fold and collage geometric forms with carbon paper. Occasionally a line would be drawn through the carbon paper transferring a line but more importantly that they would age and fade, they would go from black to purple. Time became a drawing element. There are certainly other artists like Latifa Echakhch with her installations using walls of carbon paper, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen with entire books bound with carbon paper, or mail artist Clemente Padin, but carbon is not by any means a popular fine art medium." HERE


My top shows of 2015 in Baltimore: HERE

2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

Posted on July 15, 2014

Thursday, July 17-Sunday, August 3
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.
Semifinalists' work from the ninth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is exhibited at MICA during Artscape weekend, July 18-20, and continues through late summer.

I have five pieces in this exhibition.