Feeding the Ducks



on Last Stands: Notes from Memory by Hilary Masters

from Valerie Marie Osten Shafer’s peculiar death

Variously recalling the Symbolist paintings of Gustave Moreau and Henri Rousseau, the bandes dessinées of Moebius, Scandinavian and American folk art, and naturalist illustration, Norwegian artist Nina Barnes’ work creates idiosyncratic worlds that at once feel uniform and cacophonous, primordial …

Nina Barnes—also known as Nina Twin—is a native Norwegian currently living in Athens, Georgia. Together with Orenda Fink (of the band Azure Ray) she founded the Harouki Zombi art project, a group that blends performance art, video installations, and music. For over ten years, Barnes created visual projections, photography, and music videos for the band Of Montreal. Her artwork has shown at the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Virginia; Indigo Gallery in Athens; and The New BLK in Omaha.

Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection

Throughout the spring of 2016, Athens, Georgia, will host imagery from all over the South as a multi-venue exhibition, Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection, opens its many doors. The Do Good Fund, a Columbus, …

Muscle Memory

In 1839—the same year Louis Daguerre introduced the photographic process that bears his name—William Henry Fox Talbot invented “photogenic drawing.” With a sheet of glass, Talbot pressed botanical objects directly onto the surfaces of paper rendered photosensitive by salt and …

Farrah Karapetian was born in Marin, California, in 1978. She received a BA from Yale and an MFA from the University of California Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include the Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles, the Danziger Gallery in New York City, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, the UCR/California Museum of Photography in Riverside, and the Orange County Museum of Art. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

A Fight for Remembrance

Titus Kaphar’s body of work engages a wide range of historical subjects and artistic traditions, both faux-canonical and actual. Recognizing that art inevitably introduces the fictitious even when employing nonfictional reference, Kaphar creates paintings, drawings, installations, and sculptures that challenge …

Titus Kaphar, born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, splits his time between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he was a Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellow. His work, which has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at Savannah College of Art and Design, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Seattle Art Museum, is in the collections of the latter two museums as well as in the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Kaphar is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and had his first solo exhibition there this past spring.

We Dust the Walls: A Poetry Comic

Discussing her creative process in a recent interview with Brandon Lussier for the California Journal of Poetics, poet and artist Bianca Stone posits: “There’s a power in not asking what something means, the irony being that the question becomes …

Bianca Stone, a poet and visual artist, is the author of Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (LSU Press, 2016) and Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House, 2014), and she was artist/collaborator on a special illustrated edition of Anne Carson’s Antigonick (New Directions, 2015). She runs the Ruth Stone Foundation and Monk Books with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, in Vermont and Brooklyn.

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