The Fourth World at The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Fourth World Institute for Art and Olfaction By Shana Nys Dambrot   Everything is mediated. All objects, actions, impulses, and mythologies are multivalent, shape-shifting, and strange. Even the singular is a stranger to itself. Articulating interconnectivity is an imperative for truthfulness, but the contours of overlapping energetic dimensions are a bear to make into…

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery

Black is a color at Charlie James Gallery By Sydney Walters   Over the gallery door, a red and green neon sign reads, “Black Owned.” Any good artist knows that working with text is difficult. The written word is often taken for gospel over any visual image (see Joseph Kosuth’s 1965 One and Three Chairs).…

In the Artist’s Studio – Photo Essay

In the Artist’s Studio – A Photo Essay   I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense… symbolic of themselves. ~Richard Avedon                                            …

Nancy Buchanan at Charlie James Gallery

Nancy Buchanan at Charlie James Gallery By Genie Davis   Nancy Buchanan’s Consumption, at the Charlie James Gallery through May 13th, is both a play on words – specifically the word consumption – and a terrifically witty look at the conspicuous consumption our society indulges in. Buchanan’s works in mixed media, collage, and installation are…