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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

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Number Interviews: Mary Jo Karimnia

By Jesse Butcher PS Delta Fair Sparklers, 36×48 inches, 2016, Mixed Media Mary Jo Karimnia’s first museum show, Fold, is on view through October 16th in the Mallory/Wurtzburger Gallery at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, TN. Number asked the artist for some insights into the thinking underlying this work. “Fold” is an impressive…

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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

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Number Interviews: David Onri Anderson

By Jesse Butcher David Onri Anderson David Onri Anderson was born in 1993 in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in the spring of 2016. Currently he is a co­curator in an artist-­run gallery called mild climate, and he teaches art to young people. He maintains a daily studio practice…

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The World is Ready for “A New Republic”

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The World is Ready for “A New Republic”

No.87 Review By Holly Zajur Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Shantavia Beale II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 60×48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley (Photo: Jason Wyche) A picture (or painting) is worth a thousand words and countless images have been produced…

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

March 11 – July 4, 2016 Review By Georgia Erger Image: Alexander Rodchenko, Sports Parade on Red Square, 1936, Gelatin silver print. Photo courtesy of the Sepherot Foundation The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film, organized by The Jewish Museum and most recently on view at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts,…

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Interview: Erica Scoggins

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Interview: Erica Scoggins

From the Editor:   Regarding editing errors in No: 94, p.12 of the print issue, Interview: Erica Scoggins Number apologizes profusely to Jac Kuntz, an art critic, journalist and editor based in Atlanta, GA for not crediting her authorship of this article.   We likewise regret and apologize to Sherry Lucas for erroneously listing her…

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

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Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma

By M Hill   No. 94     Walter Sutin’s Low Five: The Banality of Contemporary Trauma Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA February 2 – 25, 2018   Low Five is a queered evaluation of the violence and pleasure derived from a fantasized culture that has forsaken postmodernity; revived slain deities; but cannot withdraw from the…

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Boredom and Capitalism (According to Wikipedia)

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Boredom and Capitalism (According to Wikipedia)

By Sarrita Hunn   In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon…

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Tailored Content

By: Katy Henriksen     Jan. 22 – Feb. 25, 2018 Curator: Marc Mitchell   There’s a visceral urgency in 40-year-old Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s work, a multimedia artist who channels our fragmented zeitgeist who is, as she states at the end of her bio on her website: “heartbroken by the election of D****** T*****, as…

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Hyperactivity Detox

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Hyperactivity Detox

by Liz Scofield   The Experiment Method   From April 15 at the strike of midnight to April 17, I turned off my phone and computer and told myself, “I will not work for these three days. I will be bored. I will do nothing.”   I put myself through a voluntary hyperactivity detox. As…

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

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Mississippi Artist Provides Community Catharsis Ten Years After Katrina

In anticipation of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, environmental artist Elisa Marble da Silva replaced signs of the storm’s devastation with symbols of self-discovery. The Gulfport, Mississippi artist used storm debris to transform the foundations of buildings destroyed by the 2005 hurricane into meditative pavement labyrinths. With the help of the local community, da…

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