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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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Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics at Channel to Channel in Nashville

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Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics at Channel to Channel in Nashville

By Joe Nolan   Atlanta-based painter Eric Mack’s Alpha Numerics is showing at Channel to Channel in Nashville through October 20. These works offer compelling studies in abstraction where the grids of maps and satellite photos, and the angles and lines on blueprints become geometric elements in the artist’s expansive, palimpsestic surfaces. This show comments…

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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

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S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

by Lisa M. Williamson 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 deactivates Rupi Kaur’s and Harley Weir’s Instagram accounts for violating community standards while simultaneously dominating the 2016 presidential election. People seeRed when they are…

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

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Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani As a weary, young graduate student in the final months of my PhD, a male professor asked me what I was interested in writing about after my dissertation was over; I responded quite plainly, “feminism and motherhood.” He smiled and said, “Why, there is so much on this topic…think about how…

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Lolita: Red & Dead

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Lolita: Red & Dead

by Jasmine Amussen 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 and I was like NO!!!! UR wrong!!!! and she didn’t understand….

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Cadmium

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Cadmium

by Michi Meko Remember the first time you saw it. 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 mines of its resting place. It is vibrant. It is vibrating off the…

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The Bug Behind Red

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The Bug Behind Red

By Matt Christy 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 and NPR, and articles appeared in the L.A….

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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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