2019.03.30, Saturday
«Left Right»
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Editorial: Issue 97

Editorial: Issue 97

By Kris Bespalec-Davis   Objects and images, preserved in archives, or immaterial and memorialized in the annals of memory: these are Relics.   They are evocative, even provocative, and, through miraculous belief, these cultural traces ...

Interview: Mike Stasny

Interview: Mike Stasny

By Maria McDowell     Mike, tell me again about your dad’s favorite brick! My dad loves this brick he got from the old Chicago White Sox stadium, Comiskey Park, when they tore it down in 1990. He created a lot of wonderful ...

Mel Ziegler: Activated Artifacts

Mel Ziegler: Activated Artifacts

By Sara Lee Burd     Sitting in Mel Ziegler’s studio, I see a display case filled with his collection of mass-produced souvenirs mixed with a bounty of rocks, sticks, and other natural wonders he has collected. It sits as a kind of ...

Taurus crockettensis: A Tennessee Relic

Taurus crockettensis: A Tennessee Relic

By Beauvais Lyons   More than 5,000 years ago, curious mammals with the body of a raccoon and a broad head and horns resembling those of a bull traveled in packs as they roamed the woodlands and fields of Tennessee. Today, we recognize ...

Transmutations: I was baptized in a bathtub with glitter

Transmutations: I was baptized in a bathtub with glitter

By Liz Scofield     “I choose to believe in magic,” I say, “Why not? It’s as real and not real as anything else. As you, or me.” I am folded into her, tucked into a dark corner of a bar. I like when a babe can hold my softness. “Why ...

Slides and Relics

Slides and Relics

By Kerr Houston     Let’s begin by imagining a scene. In a solemn, darkened chamber, an expectant crowd gazes upward. The general mood might be called reverential. Above glows a rich golden amber light that seems imbued with a distinct ...

Little Happy Teeth Around the World – A Comic Travelogue

Little Happy Teeth Around the World – A Comic Travelogue

By Rylan Thompson   Almost nine years ago, my wife Susan and I were married and set off on a six-month honeymoon around the world. Funded mostly by our wedding attendees, we departed Chicago and visited Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, ...

Passing

Passing

By Adrienne Brown-David     My current work focuses on the fleeting nature of black girlhood as it compares to the fleeting nature of bird watching. Each painting is a solitary girl, seemingly unaware of the viewer, completely ...

Color Meditations – A Reliquary

Color Meditations – A Reliquary

By Sue Fox     Times are tough. Everything seems difficult and downright frustrating…politics, the environment, social media, traffic. The constant push to go faster, smarter, and more efficient is taking me to a tipping point. I ...

A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

A Review of Jefferson Pinder: Thin Skin/Shock Layer

by Clay Palmer     For a show with only four pieces, Jefferson Pinder’s Thin Skin/Shock Layer is anything but sparse in terms of content. The layering of social critique, historical references, and multiple mediums lends for a ...