Book Reviews | Literary Arts

Distant Truths Unusually Near: Jacqueline Osherow’s “My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple”

Li-Young Lee, in a recent interview, describes a spiritual practice as “fundamentally orienting, compass-like, pointing the soul toward its primary source,” and that placing any other thing — politics, for instance — at the heart of the matter “must lead eventually to confusion … a form of dis-orientation.” […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Kathryn Wingard’s “A Loving Struggle” Explores the Push and Pull of Intimacy with the Inanimate

  In Viktor Shklovsky’s “Art as Technique,” the character of a horse, contemplating the relationship between humans and their private property, wonders at the oddity of a person’s need to claim an object as “mine” without regard to if that object presents any function or necessity for the […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s “Casta Paintings” Are Haunting Works About Hybrid Identity

In the darkened gallery they float like apparitions, life-size outlines of figures captured in poses that shift between submission and aggression, carved masks sprouting from their flattened surface suggesting fear, defiance, bafflement, awe. Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings, currently on exhibit at the Street Gallery of the Utah Museum […]