Joan Larkin's My Body: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming in early 2007 from Hanging Loose Press. She lives in Brooklyn and currently teaches poetry writing in the low-residency M.F.A. program at New England College.
Holly Coulis: Eyes and YousBy Alfred Mac Adam
FEB 2022 | ArtSeen
Holly Couliss brilliant, punning title perfectly captures the intellectual conceit that drives her equally brilliant show. Her work, picking up on the eyes in the title, has always been a matter of focus. How, in her earlier paintings, to perceive a still life: should the size of objects in a painting be determined by reality or should size have nothing to do with representational verisimilitude?
Eyes of the SkinBy Folasade Ologundudu
JUL-AUG 2022 | ArtSeen
Here, each artist explores tactile experiences through bodily memory, engaging in a decidedly introspective practice.
The Hare with Amber EyesBy Jason Rosenfeld
FEB 2022 | ArtSeen
The Jewish Museums present show is a spinoff of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, the best-selling book from 2010 by the British ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal, an elegant, erudite, auto-biographical, and equal parts devastating and elevating family memoir. Designed by Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and curated by Stephen Brown and Shira Backer in collaboration with the books author, the exhibition documents through 450 objects the rise, fall, and perseverance of the Odessan grain-merchants-turned-bankers Ephrussi family over a century and across three continents, and the odysseys of their prized possessions.
Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the StreetBy Michael Shorris
MAY 2022 | ArtSeen
Jamel Shabazz likes to say that his photographs capture people “at their best.” His language is deliberate, and his words sit in their own shadow, leaving implicit and unsaid the dark question of the converse. His lively portraits are stalked by their own context, so many artifacts of a period in which, he admits, “people were witnessing a lot of suffering.’ It’s in spite of this, or perhaps because of this, that Shabazz’s images are incandescent with joy.