Ben Gest:  Laboring to Enact the Real

Ben Gest: Laboring to Enact the Real

Guest post by Virginia Konchan   Photography must annihilate itself as medium to be no longer a sign, but the thing itself.   —Roland Barthes   Ben Gest’s photorealist photography, comprised of stark, neo-classical tableaux, depicts alienated subjects...
The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

The Rise of the Performance Art Festival in the USA

Guest Post by Autumn Hays  Over the last few years within the United States a growing interest has arisen in festivals that specialize in Performance Art, that offshoot of the visual Arts, who’s practices center around temporal body-based works. This...
Transcending Immediacy: A Conversation with Elijah Burgher

Transcending Immediacy: A Conversation with Elijah Burgher

By Kevin Blake   As Elijah Burgher’s solo show at Western Exhibitions comes to a close and he sets his sights on the 2014 Whitney Biennial, he weighs in on his practice. With a ‘no stone left unturned’ approach to his work, Burgher is tough to stump and...
Seeing. Movies.

Seeing. Movies.

Guest post by David Carl.  This by way of introduction: we enjoy answering the question, “What’s your favorite . . .” (fill in the blank here), because it give us a chance to talk about ourselves, and to tell others who we are by ostensibly talking about...