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What Can Never Be

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What Can Never Be

By Raph Cornford   You are not the institution you represent/attend/promote. You never will be. At best you have compromised with a failing system to do what good you can in chaotic and awful times…  

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Interview: William Downs

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Interview: William Downs

by Karley Sullivan     You set up your materials at the easel or on the drawing horse. Open to a blank page. Flip past drawings, noting what you felt worked or didn’t, engaged with your own mark-making, perhaps chiding yourself for not being able to truly capture the complexity of what you’ve seen. The…

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

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Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art Exhibition Review

By Mary Phan (Web Article)     On January 11, The Collective, a Memphis-based group of black creatives, hosted their inaugural exhibition, Inheritance: A Lineage of Black Art, at their new exhibition space, The CMPLX. Curated by Lawrence Matthews and Grace Stewart, the exhibition is on display until February 1, on which date the artists…

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Dependencia y Revolución

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Dependencia y Revolución

By Maria McDowell     My mother had just turned 15 when she left her family in Leon, Nicaragua, and boarded a Chicago-bound plane for the United States of America.  It was a frigid, winter day in 1965 when Sandra Perez landed at O’Hare International Airport, equipped with a few words of English, a belly…

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Love Letters I Write to My Self as Tiny Plastic Toy

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Love Letters I Write to My Self as Tiny Plastic Toy

by Liz Scofield   To You, again, the Love That Kills Me, Heals Me, Loves Me Tender, Loves Me Brutal:   The words We use together: trauma, healing, body, living, Becoming, transformation, needs, agency, object, boundary, love, breath, intimacy, and so on. The lessons in breathing with You, in Being with You: our Becoming. I…

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Interview: Dana Haugaard

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Interview: Dana Haugaard

By Aileen Farshi   Dana Haugaard is an Atlanta-based artist whose practice focuses on sound and sensation. Dana received his graduate co-degree of Art History and Visual Art from Emory University and then moved on to earn his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa. Over the years Dana has developed his sculptural work…

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How to Make Bread

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How to Make Bread

By Rose Harding     Making bread is an homage to the infinite. It seems strange to give the humble loaf of bread such reverence, but it does not go misplaced. Does not the extraordinary live within the everyday? The crumb of bread is linked to a rhythm of growth that cannot be unhinged. From…

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WE, LXXX YOU

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WE, LXXX YOU

      by Mike Stasny   “How we get nervous when dollar stores go out of business.” – DJ DAD BOD   LXXX YOU is a rotating group of artists and friends founded by Mike “Extremely Michael” Stasny and George “DJ Dad Bod” Long. Prompted by party motifs and parodying human life, LXXX YOU’s…

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The Catch: Adjunct Struggles in Arts Education

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The Catch: Adjunct Struggles in Arts Education

    by Jessica Denzer, Laura Denzer and Jessi Hamilton   A catch-22 is a dilemma of choices that are mutually dependent and conflicting, allowing for no solution or escape from the problem. The title of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel, Catch-22, refers to a fictional military bureaucratic rule that justifies contradictory and illogical action taken…

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Editorial

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Editorial

By Laura Denzer   Humans live within and through structures of dependency. From atoms to biospheres, animals to industries, dependent relationships experience continuity and undergo change. Dependency on parents or other primary caretakers eventually ends (or it doesn’t), so new people must be found; friends, enemies, or new pursuits fill the void, or institutions now…

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