Quick study

LINKS: Casualism in Puerto Rico, Kurt Cobain’s paintings, legislation to ease student loan debt for artists, an interview with Brian Belott, artists recommend books, Tatiana Berg picks shows in London, Saul Ostrow on Antoni Tàpies, the best artist-published art blogs, and Franz West’s estate. ////  At Hyperallergic, Allison Glenn covers Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico,  an … read more… “Quick study”

Margot Bergman: The truer face

Contributed by Will Fenstermaker / The vultus, a Latin word that has no equivalent in Indo-European languages or ancient Greek, is the face that lies latent behind every image of a person. In an essay titled “An Idea of Glory,” Giorgio Agamben wrote that the vultus “isn’t something that transcends the face: it is the … read more… “Margot Bergman: The truer face”

Yoshiaki Mochizuki’s shifting light

Contributed by Will Fenstermaker / When the light shifts, Yoshiaki Mochizuki’s paintings come alive. Surfaces that seem like dull mirrors shift into prismatic events as light is corralled in the gouged layers of gesso and moon gold leaf. Exhibited at Marlborough’s Chelsea location, the paintings are untitled, but the show itself, “Summer Solstice,” takes its … read more… “Yoshiaki Mochizuki’s shifting light”