Samara Davis

“Performing the Grid”

Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design

January 2016

There’s nothing more satisfying than a grid, at least for those daunted by the blank page of unfettered creative freedom. But perhaps the latter is an illusion, and no attempt at creativity exists without constraint. The sixteen artists in… READ ON

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Rebecca Patek

Rebecca Patek talks about her performance for “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1

October 2015

Rebecca Patek is a New York–based performance artist and choreographer whose work combines elements from dance, comedy, and the visual arts to create often uncomfortable theater and performance situations that involve instances of satire … READ ON

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Jibz Cameron

Jibz Cameron talks about her new one-woman show and TV pilot

September 2015

Jibz Cameron is a Los Angeles–based artist who has been performing as her alter ego Dynasty Handbag for over a decade. In conjunction with a staging of her 2015 piece Good Morning Evening Feelings at the Portland Institute for Contemporary… READ ON

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Emily Roysdon

PARTICIPANT INC

January 2015

Handmade clocks and sundial calendars populate Emily Roysdon’s latest exhibition, where geometric shapes and popping colors produce a scene reminiscent of the 1980s Italian design group Memphis or of the magnetic pages of Colorforms collages.… READ ON

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Aki Sasamoto

JTT

November 2014

“What is romance?” asked Aki Sasamoto in a recent performance at JTT gallery. Clad in optical blinders, she stumbled about, welcoming the audience with beer bottles in hand. Astrud Gilberto tracks played on repeat from overhead, and the… READ ON

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Xavier Le Roy

Xavier Le Roy discusses his “Retrospective” at MoMA PS1

October 2014

Xavier Le Roy has worked as a choreographer and dancer since 1991, and he is well known for pieces that highlight audience-performer relationships. In his debut US survey exhibition, on view at MoMA PS1 as part of the French Institute Alliance… READ ON

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“The View from the Window”

Chapter NY

July 2014

The fragrance from Sophy Naess’s eight hanging soap slabs pervades this small white-boxed gallery, where curator Lumi Tan has presented works by three artists. Embedded in Naess’s soaps are tiny things: Pieces of weeds and flowers float… READ ON

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Michelle Boulé

Michelle Boulé speaks about WONDER

July 2013

Michelle Boulé is a New York–based dancer and choreographer. She will be performing BREAK>Urge>Imprint, 2013, a collaborative work with cellist Okkyung Lee, at Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival in Mount Tremper, New York, on July 6, and… READ ON

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“Stand Close”

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives

June 2013

Perched on the second-floor balcony overlooking the large square expanse that houses ONE’s library, “Stand Close, It’s Shorter Than You Think: A show on feminist rage,” presented by Artist Curated Projects, places works by artists … READ ON

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Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett on her recent shows and new album

March 2013

Bridget Everett is a New York–based performer and lead singer of the band the Tender Moments. A denizen of Joe’s Pub—Everett is former cohost of Our Hit Parade, along with Kenny Mellman and Neal Medlyn—she currently performs at the … READ ON

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