Dissonance is a curious thing. Looking at the installation as a whole, its possible, perhaps even encouraged, to perceive the underlying, humming discord between approaches to material, narrative, and order. Dalal, Goldfarb, Shaver, Sterrett Smith, and Strauss each have their own distinctive forms of production; their own peculiarities, obsessions, and compassions.
Organized by the Center for Human Rights in Iran and curated by Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat, A Bridge Between You and Everything features 13 contemporary Iranian women artists.
The scale and imperfect edges of Julia Rooneys paintings at Arts+Leisure are remarkable. Affixed to the window, a handmade, colorfully agitating QR code on a two by two-foot square canvas welcomes the viewer into the gallery. Inside the space, the size of the canvases diminishes, but their impact remains.
Saul Chernicks Enlightened Objects are both physically and perceptively sensible.
Apparatus, curated by the artist and writer A.V. Ryan, gathers together Cox and Waltemaths work in a contemporary yet timeless setting, as it takes its main inspiration from the current global crisis surrounding COVID-19 and a Giorgio Agamben essay, What Is an Apparatus?.
Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser (Yale University Press, 2021) is an affectionate, precise piece of writing that illustrates a man of complexities both personal and professional. It is an intimate portrait of an artist, soul-crushing in its realism, with all its valor and rigor.
Cosmogony consists of 12 stories, every single one a profound narrative that takes a different form. When they get surreal, they are reminiscent of dream sequences. Even when they dont, there is the slight hint of something unearthly, or at least uncanny throughout the book.