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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

by Lisa M. Williamson Joseph Beuys, Das Kapital Raum 1970-1977 (1980), detail. Staaliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Marx, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB. Photo by Thomas Bruns. Mark Rothko’s Untitled (1970) invites us to experience Red in-and-of itself, while Joseph Beuys’ Das Kapital exemplifies Rothko’s worst fear, that “black will eat the red.” Red…

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani Yvette Cummings, The Voyeur Series, 2015-2017, 45 14” x 14” panels, acrylic and cut paper on canvas, installation view at APSU. Image courtesy of the artist and Michael Dickins, curator of The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. As a weary, young graduate student in the final months…

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Lolita: Red & Dead

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Lolita: Red & Dead

by Jasmine Amussen Leila Yavari, Lolita in Atlanta Book Club. Photo courtesy of leilayavarimedia.org. Yesterday, my friend Elizabeth texted me from a party in Athens, Georgia, where she is attending law school. “Baby. Just had to defend Lolita at a party. She walked away saying she wouldn’t read it because pedophiles use it to justify…

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Cadmium

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Cadmium

by Michi Meko Remember the first time you saw it. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Cadmium), 1984 at the High Museum of Art, in Atlanta Coming out of the Matisse exhibition, you turn the corner and it appears. By itself, alone. The pigment is pure as if it was just ripped in its mineral form from the…

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The Bug Behind Red

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The Bug Behind Red

By Matt Christy Judy Chicago, Red Flag, 1971, 20”x 24”, photolithograph In 2012 a public relations scandal erupted around Starbucks when a group of vegans revealed that the red dye in then-new Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino was made from the bodies of crushed cochineal insects. The story was picked up by major networks like CNN…

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Review: Art of the South 2018

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Review: Art of the South 2018

By Carol Sams   Expectation…More to Consider   I suppose one enters any display area with expectation; indeed, the rebirth of Sears Crosstown Building as Crosstown Concourse gives much reason for the assumption. Anchored on the ground floor, a red stairway of generously spaced platform steps spirals upward one turn. Visitors, aware of its significant…

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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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