Ann Hamilton: habitus, commonplace, text, textile

In an interview published by Philadelphia’s FringeArts (2016), Ann Hamilton describes the dual impulses behind her four-decade-long practice and the multi-site exhibition she had recently mounted in the city: “Watching a raw material become a single thread, join other thread to become a warp or weft of a cloth or carpet holds for me all […]

Rodney McMillian: Waging an artist’s war

It has been a big year for Rodney McMillian. In a rare achievement for any artist, three major East Coast institutions mounted simultaneous solo exhibitions of his multimedia works, spanning more than a decade. At the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia, and MoMA PS1 in New York, McMillian’s […]

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. […]