Friday, November 18, 2011

Talk- "How to Make an Artist: Josef Albers and Ray Johnson"

“How to Make an Artist: Josef Albers and Ray Johnson”

Paper presented as part of a Black Mountain College panels at One Makes Many: A Conference of Poetic Interactions.
Duke University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
November 12, 2011
Conference website

Review- "John Cage at Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center"

John Cage: A Circle of Influences at Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center in Asheville, NC

Exhibition review published in artsee magazine
November-December 2011
artsee Magazine archived issue
Please note that this exhibition is up through January 14, 2012, not June 2012 as the magazine stated.

Letter about Mel Ziegler's and Kate Ericson's "Loaded Text"

Letter that I wrote in response to Jim Wise's column about Mel Ziegler’s and Kate Ericson’s Loaded Text.

My letter published in The Durham News, November 6, 2011.

Original column by Jim Wise published in The Durham News, October 23, 2011.

Review- Two New Shows at Visual Art Exchange

"Two new shows at Visual Art Exchange"

Exhibition Review published in the Independent Weekly
October 19, 2011

Essay- Ray Johnson Issue of the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies

“To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht’s Nose: The Development of Ray Johnson’s and George Brecht’s Participatory and Dialogic Practices”
and
“Reading Ray: VanDerBeek Deep” Project introduction here and my project essay here.

Two essays published in The Ray Johnson Issue of the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies
Issue 2, Fall 2011

Talk- "John Cage's Experimental Composition Class and Participatory Aesthetics in the 1950s and 1960s"

“John Cage’s Experimental Composition Class and Participatory Aesthetics in the 1950s and 1960s”

Paper presented at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 3: An International Conference
October 8, 2011
University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina.


For this conference I also organized a Mushroom Walk at the Lake Eden Campus since Cage also taught a Mycology class at the New School and was a great amateur mycologist. It was led by Charlotte Caplan, President of the Asheville Mushroom Club.

Essay- "Always Something to See: Ray Johnson and George Brecht in the Early 1960s"

"Always Something to See: Ray Johnson and George Brecht in the Early 1960s"

Read this essay published in the Core Program Yearbook
The Core Program at the Glassell School of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
2011
Copies of the yearbook can be obtained from the Core Program.

Review- Stan VanDerBeek at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Stan VanDerBeek at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Exhibition review published in …might be good
May 27, 2011

Review- Benjamin Patterson at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Benjamin Patterson at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Exhibition review published in Art Lies.
Winter 2010.

Talk- "To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht's Nose: The Exchanges Between Ray Johnson and George Brecht"

“To Ray J, George Brecht Knows, George Brecht’s Nose: The Exchanges Between Ray Johnson and George Brecht”

Paper presented at ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 2: An International Conference (scroll down for information about the second conference).
October 9, 2010
University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina.

Essay- "How to Make an Artist: The Teaching of Josef Albers and Ray Johnson's Work"

"How to Make an Artist: The Teaching of Josef Albers and Ray Johnson’s Work”


Published in the exhibition catalogue From BMC to NYC: The Tutelary Years of Ray Johnson (1943-1966).

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, Asheville, North Carolina, 2010.
Read this essay here.
Catalogue available for purchase here.

Talk- "Nothing in the Archive, Nothings and the Archive: Ray Johnson's 1961 and 1962 Nothings"

“Nothing in the Archive, Nothings and the Archive: Ray Johnson’s 1961 and 1962 Nothings”

Paper that I presented at the symposium, "Contemporary Art and the Archive" in New York City.
Sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and the Ph.D. Program in Art History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).
November 15, 2008

Exhibit- "The Secrets of Glue: Exploring Collage and Assemblage"

The Secrets of Glue: Exploring Collage and Assemblage
October 27 – December 16, 2007
(Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, Michigan
Curator

Artists: Trevor Benoit, Ben Blackwell, Liz Cohn, Aaron Curtner, Ben Gaydos, Norbert Freese, Regina Mamou, Alex Nichols, Chris Peterson, Kelly Salchow, Spider, Ryan Swanson, John Tanghe, Fred Thomas, Matthew Thomson, Michelle Word, Amanda Wyse, and Joel Wyse.

Web page for exhibition.

Exhibit- "What Is Love: Selections from the Permanent Collection" University Gallery, UMass Amherst

What is Love: Selections from the Permanent Collection
April 19 – June 3, 2007
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Curator

Artists: Diane Arbus, John Cage, Harry Callahan, Elliott Erwitt, R. B. Kitaj, Duane Michals, Nam June Paik, Peter Saul, George Segal, Hui-Ming Wang, and Garry Winogrand

Audio overview tour and exhibition available here.
Exhibition brochure with essay and individual label text available.

Exhibit- Found!

Found!
March 30 – May 22, 2005
(Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, Michigan
Co-curated this exhibition with Emma Kruch

Artists: Doug Coombe, Scott Hocking, Kelly Lynn Jones, Davy Rothbart and Found Magazine, and the Suite B Artists Collective (James Boulton, Josh Kermiet, Jen Kruch and Corey Lunn).

Kresge Art Museum Projects

Wrote catalog entries about: “Louis Lozowick, Self-Portrait, 1930,” “Jim Dine, The Robe in France, 1985,” and “Chuck Close Self-portrait, 1978” in Selections from the Kresge Art Museum Collection XI, Artists Portray Artists, 2005, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University.

Online and walking tour of Pewabic Pottery at MSU and in East Lansing created in conjunction with the exhibit Pewabic: A Century of Michigan’s Art Pottery, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 2005.