Tag: visual art

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Justin Tornow and Heather Gordon collaborate at 21c (Indy Week)

“Tornow and Gordon have explored mapping life data onto image, form, and movement in prior collaborations at The Carrack and elsewhere. In Echo, they ask where that data analysis has gotten them, and express the contradictions that haunt their answers.” Read the preview of Echo, a collaborative performance at 21c Durham between artist Heather Gordon […]

2016 was rough, but local artists and spaces stepped up

While this year or Trump’s ascension felt like one long punch in the mouth, lots of great local art hit back. I look back at 2016 in galleries, museums, and unconventional spaces, in Indy Week.  

Kelly McChesney takes the helm at Lump

After Kelly McChesney moved her Flanders Galery into the same building as Bill Thelen’s seminal Lump Gallery, they saw an opportunity. Now McChesney is taking the directorial lead for the whole space. I talked to McChesney about the transition, and its context, for Indy Week.

Stacey Kirby brings home the whole enchilada from ArtPrize 8

I had the pleasure of decompressing with Stacey Kirby after her “Bureau of Personal Belonging” brought home the $200,000 jury’s grand prize from ArtPrize 8. We talk about the Bureau’s political significance amid the presidential campaign and the continuing HB2 fight, as well as what she learned from scaling her work up for thousands of […]