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Between Force and Fragility: Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture

When writing about sculpture, critics often use inadvertently masculine vernacular, expending such terms as “dominant” or “forceful” in describing a work’s construction and effect. While feminist scholars are right to point out how such terminology perpetuates art history’s highly patriarchal cannon, it’s perhaps also uncommon to connote femininity […]

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A Love Letter From Growth to Decay: Naomi Marine’s drawings and soft sculptures at Finch Lane Gallery

If you reached into your refrigerator and pulled out a carton of plump strawberries, only to find they’re covered in fuzzy, circular patches of fungus, you’d grimace and throw them away, right? You’d hardly examine the tiny, flowering patterns of decay and growth. But fascination with such microscopic […]

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Splitting Mind: Annie Poon explores bipolar disorder through her stop-action film Split House

Annie Poon’s short film The Split House depicts and reconciles her personal struggle with bipolar disorder. The title comes both from the separated emotional nature that Poon experienced in the treatment of her condition, and the location of Split, Croatia, where she served as a missionary for The […]