Esther Kläs

Esther Kläs employs hands-on dexterity with her process-oriented sculptures and works on paper which challenge contemporary sculptural norms and discourses. With links to Postminimalism, she utilizes malleable materials including clay, oil stick, or resin while maintaining an intimate physical relationship with her work. The artist’s distinctive visual language relates to her body in a surrounding […]

Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez

In this interview we discuss Poetic Song Verse, a new book by Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez. Mike Mattison is a singer, songwriter, and founding member of Scrapomatic and the Tedeschi Trucks Band with whom he has won two Grammy Awards, eight Blues Music Awards from the Blues Music Foundation, and four Canadian Maple Blues […]

Caterina Verde

Caterina Verde is an American and French artist whose work is most often presented in a cross-plat- form of media that includes video, installation, performance, drawing, photography, and editions. Much of what she has considered in her practice has centered around identity construction + constriction through referencing historical, psychological, perceptual content as well as language […]

Jimmy Raskin

Miguel Abreu Gallery is pleased to announce the opening, on Thursday, December 9, of Jimmy Raskin’s STATIONS OF THE LAST ECCENTRIC, the artist’s fourth one-person exhibition at the gallery. STATIONS OF THE LAST ECCENTRIC features nine layered works, each holding at its center The Cone of Expression. This diagrammatic overlay includes a prominent vertical line […]

Malachi Black

Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets Series (chosen by Ilya Kaminsky). Black’s poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review […]

Carole Silverstein

Carole Silverstein is a Los Angeles based artist who has exhibited in galleries and alternative venues throughout the US, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco. In 2015 she showed at the 56th Venice Biennale in an exhibit entitled “We Must Risk Delight: 20 Artists from Los Angeles” at the Magazzino […]

William J. Simmons

William J. Simmons is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles and New York.
This is his third interview in this series, the second interview can be found here, and the first interview can be found here.

Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay (b. 1976, Louisville, KY) lives in New York. In 2016, his work was the subject of a solo-presentation at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, with a fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue published on the occasion. He has exhibited extensively at major institutions worldwide, including: Crystal Bridges Museum of […]

Ariana Page Russell

Ariana Page Russell creates images that explore the skin as a document of human experience, using her own hypersensitive flesh to illustrate the ways we expose, express, adorn and articulate ourselves. Her fascination with skin and the body are inspired in part by her dermatographia, a condition in which one’s skin temporarily welts when lightly scratched. […]

Anna Conway

Anna Conway (b. 1973) first came to prominence in the 2005 group exhibition, Greater New York, at MoMA PS1, where her meticulously rendered paintings announced the arrival of a singular talent. Her stylistic development has emerged from spectacular and unpredicted encounters with natural forces beyond normal human experience, to a more anthropological and psychological exploration […]