Dusk is Dawn is Day

Dusk is Dawn is Day

As I was walking through the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago not long ago, I noticed a late Donald Judd, Untitled, 1989, on view. A wall-mounted, boxy, red and black sculpture, vacillating between image and object, I found myself walking around it, going...
The Outward Spiral

The Outward Spiral

Guest Post by Robert Burnier Whence this creation has come into being; whether it was made or not; he in the highest heaven is its surveyor. Surely he knows, or perhaps he knows not.  From the Cosmology Hymn of the Rig Veda, c. 2000-1700 BCE   In the initial...
Catholic Craft

Catholic Craft

Guest Post by Robert Burnier     I once had a penchant for the obsessive, compulsive traditions of certain Dutch painters like Paulus Potter, Adriaen van der Spelt and Jan van Cappelle, so whenever I was in an encyclopedic museum, I would always make my way...
An Interview with Artist Steven Husby

An Interview with Artist Steven Husby

Guest Post by Robert Burnier   After seeing Steven Husby’s exhibition, BRUTE FORCe, at 65GRAND, I had the opportunity to catch up with him and ask if we could dig a little deeper into his process. There were several aspects of my earlier writing on his show...
Steven Husby: BRUTE FORCe at 65GRAND

Steven Husby: BRUTE FORCe at 65GRAND

Husby’s work is a studied exercise in emergence and the way that severe restrictions can somewhat paradoxically throw subtle expression and gesture into great relief.