Paul Erschen: Half remembered

Contributed by Cody Tumblin / Before I start talking about Paul Erschen’s work, I’d like to talk about mud. Imagine a muggy summer afternoon near the lake and the warm stench of sticky wet mud riding off the wind. As you step down into this supremely gooey substance, there is squelching and squishing, and thick … read more… “Paul Erschen: Half remembered”

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Laurel Farrin’s comedy of errors

Contributed by Cody Tumblin / “Vaudeville,” Laurel Farrin’s solo show at Devening Projects in Chicago, contains an assortment of painted objects that each hold a healthy measure of humor and delight in their making. Although the works are often simple in appearance and construction, they contain intentionally irresolute and sensitive, inquisitive details that are irrevocably … read more… “Laurel Farrin’s comedy of errors”

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