Lindsay Chandler, Optic Fiber, University City Arts League, 2012

Optic Fiber / University City Arts League

Optic Fiber is a restrained, elegant exhibition juxtaposing two very different approaches to working with textiles and objects. With Doug Witmer’s thoughtful organizing and light curatorial touch, the show at University City Arts League leaves adequate room for Fjord Gallery member Lindsay Chandler’s loud, knitted, and woven pieces to converse formally with Ana B. Hernandez’s blanched, […]

Zachary Davis, Rovers, at Extra Extra, Philadelphia, 2012

Zachary Davis / Extra Extra

Zachary Davis is concerned with the limits and difficulties of human cognition, evolved long ago as a “learning and pattern recognition machine.” An active member of Portland-based artist collective Appendix, which is known as much for intellectual engagement as physical practice, his current research explores the resonance of new visual technologies with deep-rooted neurological processes. […]

Open Lens Gallery / Sayler & Morris - Peru drought image

Sayler & Morris / Open Lens Gallery

This summer, the Gershman Y‘s two galleries host exhibitions intended to stimulate conversation around climate change. I slipped gratefully into the air-conditioned spaces on an extremely-hot, late June day. In the Open Lens Gallery are Susan Sayler and Edward Morris’s sweeping photographic images of glaciers, deserts, forest fires, and icecaps: bleak landscapes studied by scientists for […]

Low Lives, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, 2012

Low Lives / Little Berlin

The international performance art festival Low Lives – broadcast via the internet and simultaneously projected at multiple venues throughout the world –took place in Philadelphia at Little Berlin in collaboration withMascher Space over two days, April 27 and 28, with screenings and one, in-the-flesh performance. Low Liveswas an official part of Philly Tech Week. At the Friday night extravaganza, which I missed, […]

Art Writing II: Rhythms of Time Sharing poster

Art Writing II: Rhythms of Time Sharing

COLLABORATION IS SOCIAL: Continuing Becky Hunter and AUX Performance Space’s Art Writing event series, London based KIOSK collective presents the latest installment of their project Rhythms of Time Sharing (RoTS). RoTS explores the current shift in contemporary art practice towards participatory and performative work. Live performances at AUX meet nocturnal performances streamed live across the […]