While working with Anne Elizabeth Moore on Hip Hop Apsara, I would often encounter that same question — “When did you start working together?” I never quite had the answer. I mean, I remember meeting Anne the first year I’d moved to Chicago because I had friend who worked with Jay Ryan and Jay Ryan shared studio space with Punk Planet, where Anne worked as Editor. I think we just continued to encounter one another for a while, encounters and conversations which deeply influenced the Green Lantern Press. But some where along … Read more
In the beginning of June, Lily Robert-Foley organized a mini-symposium about the relationship between translation and object. However, I wanted to also publish Lily’s introductory remarks — especially since they paint an another portrait of the show and the way it functioned as a platform for other ideas. Unfortunately we don’t have the ability to publish all the papers and talks that were given. Gene Tanta’s presentation was recently published on Montevidayo (hooray!). If you are interested in listening to a digital recording of the symposium, email me and I … Read more
I just wanted to repost this interview that Abby Satinsky and I conducted with David Moré about a year ago. I found it on the old blog, and I’m trying to (slowly) move posts from there over here. So keep your eyes peeled! (09.07.2010) Hello! this is my first blog post as the Gallery Director at Green Lantern. We’re really excited about our opening this Saturday September 11 from 7-10 pm for David Moré’s showNormal Bias. For each exhibition we’re putting together a publication that will include things like interviews, … Read more
Instead of having a reading for Psycho Dream Factory, we’re going to have a music performance. I can’t wait. Here’s the deets: At 7:30pm on June 22nd, 2011 ROXABOXEN Exhibitions will host the official release party for PSYCHO DREAM FACTORY, a collection of short stories by Caroline Picard. In honor of the book’s inception XINA XURNER, LADY ROLLINS and LITESALIVE will perform short musical sets. This event marks the final week of “Happiness Machines.” DREAM BANDS: Artist Marvin Astorga and drag diva Lil Elote join forces as XINA XURNER, to … Read more
Here’s something short I wrote about Studio Art PhD programs on the Badatsports website. It posted this last Wednesday and I kind of can’t believe it’s already the weekend. I’ve been pretty nose-in-a-drawing, getting ready for this show. A week and a half ago it was even more intense because I had to prep all of these print projects for production–the book, these nifty header cards I’m going to use to frame the drawings, and of course the label for the energy drink. Those things needed a few weeks advance … Read more
With the help of Daryl and Christina, I think we finally got the Green Lantern Gallery website put together. There might still be some missing bits–exhibits that have been overlooked for one reason or another (I plan to go back and review all the archives, to see any discrepancies). In the meantime, though, check out the site! It’s making me pretty happy today.
The Family Of Man I’ve been doing some research on an infamous photography exhibit from 1955–The Family of Man. While I’d heard about the show before, it had only ever been a passing reference in conversation, nevertheless the polarized nature of reactions was interesting. Photographers regarded it with suspicion at best, while my parents, for instance, applauded it’s merits. It was a very popular show–a photography exhibit which achieved historical success, while alienating photography’s “intelligensia.” I found this fantastic essay by Bill Jay, (in the event you might want to … Read more
Just posted a new bit of writing about a sound installation I went to see at The Lincoln Park Conservatory last week. Oddly enough I have a feeling I’ll be revisiting some of the ideas behind this piece, I suppose because I don’t know I’ve fully understood them all yet….But. It was a great installation, a great afternoon and–as you can tell–my head is still buzzing about it.
In honor of the most recent Green Lantern exhibit, Isolated Fictions, this week I’m going to post a variety of smaller bits and pieces from the December 9, 1819 issue of The North Georgia Gazette. Also, I’ve been culling images, in particular, from this site which contains a history of expeditions for The Northwest Passage. ADVERTISEMENTS WANTED, a middle-aged WOMAN, not above thirty, of good character, to assist in DRESSING the LADIES at the THEATRE. Her salary will be handsome; and she will be allowed tea and small beer into … Read more