Goal-less Living Things: The Plants of Heidi Norton

Goal-less Living Things: The Plants of Heidi Norton

Houseplants are our way of corralling nature, organizing it, and preserving it. They make ecology accessible and domestic. Still, houseplants, vegetation, botanical enterprise all have histories and experiences far bigger than me. As a material, their associated context is greater than my conception, but I like that. Plants, as a medium, have an ability to shift the work through various paradigms and intertexts: from fine art, to science, to personal and intimate, to vernacular.

Back in the USSA: Zach Cahill’s final frontier

Back in the USSA: Zach Cahill’s final frontier

Two years after the first iteration of his epic USSA 2012 project opened at threewalls in 2011 in the form of the hyper-conceptual “orphanage project” (after a controversial Bad at Sports podcast about an orphanage the artist had allegedly proposed on the...
An Ill Wind Blowing: Kevin Blythe Sampson

An Ill Wind Blowing: Kevin Blythe Sampson

The boat was supposed to be five times this large. Kevin Blythe Sampson was slated to create an epic vessel for “Vision and Vernacular: Eight African American Artists in Venice,” an exhibition of African-American self-taught artists and graffiti muralists...
Play By Play : What to Expect in the Coming Months

Play By Play : What to Expect in the Coming Months

I came on as the Managing Editor of the Bad at Sports blog about a month ago. It’s been an exciting turn and I hope to do well by it. A few people have asked what my vision going forward is, and I thought I might say something about it here. I hope to continue...