Review: “Spirit” by Henry Roy

Review: “Spirit” by Henry Roy

Henry Roy’s Spirit seems to live even as it lay open on my kitchen table. The cover image depicts a sleeping man in breathtaking color. The man’s rich, dark skin and the green of a plant in the background pop against the amorphous beige interior that...
Brian Dettmer at Packer Schopf

Brian Dettmer at Packer Schopf

Brian Dettmer’s sculptures are like steampunk versions of data clouds. Treating books as if they were bodies under investigation (the word ‘autopsy’ comes up frequently in discussions of this artist’s work), Dettmer expertly fillets them,...
Rachel Mason at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Rachel Mason at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Rachel Mason’s show at Andrew Rafacz Gallery inspired something in me I never thought I’d feel: the desire to pick up the grizzled Fidel Castro and put him in my pocket. Or at least, the little bust of him that Mason has made, along with dozens of other...
Dave Hullfish Bailey at The Suburban

Dave Hullfish Bailey at The Suburban

Sometime over the weekend, as I was pouring coffee beans into a canister, I happened to read on the package that proceeds from the coffee had been used to fund a library. Pretty cool, I thought; but then in my cynical way, I began to speculate about just what kind of...