Field Trip: Mike Kelley Exhibition at MoMA PS1

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THE FOLLOWING IS A TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE ART REVIEW FROM AN UNPROFESSIONAL ART CRITIC ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, CURRENTLY SEEN ON THE STYLE CON:

The first thing you notice is the screaming. I’m separating the adhesive from the back of myMoMA PS1 sticker while pretending to read the description for Mike Kelley’s 200-plus oeuvre when I remember something my friend told me about the exhibition last week. Something about how he didn’t know how the docents could stand being in each room for more than 20 minutes at a time. “Screaming,” he said. “So much screaming.”

The recollection comes about twenty minutes and ten dollars too late. Because right now I’m standing alone in the foyer of the museum, a month’s worth of nagging anxiety threatening to push me over the climatic edge of total mental deterioration. I look down the hallway towardsmonitors displaying cartoons of breathing, heaving, shaking glass bottles, each accompanied with its own horrible human exhalation. Screams, moans, the unsettling noises of which we are all capable.

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Field Trip: Clare Rojas Interview on VMAN

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The following is an excerpt from my interview with Clare Rojas for VMAN:

After nearly a decade since her last New York show and a multi-year hiatus from painting, San Francisco-based artist Clare Rojas officially returned to the scene last night (Sunday, November 11th), with the help of Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, for an “untitled exhibition” of over thirty new works. The welcome was a warm one.

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