Top highlights of 2012: receiving my MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) which involved both a symposium and an art exhibition, starting my teaching job at SAIC, presenting at the (In)Appropriated Bodies conference at Cornell University, starting to write for Sixty Inches From Center, and being invited to present at the International Conference of Asia Scholars in Macau (June 2013).
Below are the top read blog posts from 2012:
1. Master of Arts Visual and Critical Studies Symposium
2. NYC, April 10, Part I [Sandra Dukic and Boris Glamocanin]
3. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Crystal Ruth Bell
4. Landscapes from Pyongyang at Galerie Son in Berlin
5. Just Humans: An interview with Angelica Dass, creator of Humanae
6. Red Gate Reunion Series 2012: Britt Salt
7. Felix Gonzales-Torres at Samsung Museum in Seoul via ArtDaily
8. Batman, Jaws, and Other Such Characters
9. Red Gate Reunion Series: Jon Hewitt
10. Sunday Morning Coffee (Quicky)
Thanks for reading! I hope that your 2013 is getting off to a grand start!
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Our apartment is filled with original artwork that my husband and I have collected over the last few years–some gifts, some from travelling, some of my paintings. One piece that gets immediate attention is Justin Mages’ silkscreen Batman vs The Shark. In his prints Mages combines culturally notorious characters with intricately designed images that accentuate the kitsch of each figure.
Justin Mages, Batman vs The Shark, Silkscreen on Linen
Last week while Chad and I were in Buffalo, New York and we had the opportunity to visit Mages’ new studio space. Decked in his bright white sweatband, Mages was generous enough to give us a quick silkscreening tutorial (success). We practiced making t-shirts with the figure from The American Mary. While we were visiting the studio we also had the chance to view some of Mages’ other work. We picked up another print, the gem White Girl Problems, which is printed on the most shocking shade of pink imaginable. I am thrilled to have another Mages in the Jewsroch collection.
Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: Kate | Filed under: Art Review, Lifestyle | Tags: affordable, Buffalo, Jewsroch, Justin Mages, NY, Shark, Silkscreen, studio visit | No Comments »