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Remembering Fort Thunder: 11 Dudes, Two Bands, One Working Toilet

In the summer of 2001, readers of Nest — the outré-yet-fashionable interiors magazine — were introduced to Fort Thunder, an art commune of 11 dudes living in a warehouse in a former textile factory in Providence, Rhode Island, that would become legendary for its live punk shows and its comics, posters, and other DIY printed matter.

The Deeper Meaning Behind This Clermont Twins Illustration

Our identities are endlessly complicated — a strange mix of our own personal insecurities and ambitions, combined with the pressures of a society projecting its insecurities and ambitions onto us. Especially in a year with little distraction, we’ve been forced to sit with ourselves in months-long isolation, reflecting on who we are, what we’ve been and ways we can possibly adapt moving forward.

Kohn Gallery’s Group Exhibition ‘Myselves’ Explores The Construction Of Identity

In ‘myselves,’ Kohn Gallery’s ongoing group show curated by Joshua Friedman, the artists of our polarising times are entitled to create deeply personal work that steers away from identity politics and examines the interior condition instead. Featuring critically acclaimed artists just shy of mega stardom such as Loie Hollowell, Erin M. Riley, Chiffon Thomas, Jarvis Boyland, Amoako Boafo, Heidi Hahn and Salman Toor, the…

myselves The Fragment and The Whole

In ‘myselves,’ Kohn Gallery’s recently opened group show curated by Joshua Friedman, the artists of our polarising times are entitled to create deeply personal work that steers away from identity politics and examines the interior condition instead. Featuring critically acclaimed artists just shy of mega stardom such as Loie Hollowell, Erin M. Riley, Chiffon Thomas, Jarvis Boyland, Amoako Boafo, Heidi Hahn and Salman Toor,…

How Do I Bring Attention to My Work?

“How to Change” is a limited series for “Southland Sessions” exploring the most critical issues facing Southern California culture makers in this pivotal historical moment. Each column will explore a question posed to a range of artists and culture workers, and include recommendations to address these concerns from a practical, action-oriented perspective.

Labyrinth at EPOCH

I’ve gotten lost in EPOCH’s Labyrinth more than once so far, after making four separate visits to the exhibition for various lengths of time. The virtual experience does the title justice, labyrinthine and dystopian in a way that feels engulfing—more The Legend of Zelda than an Ann Hamilton installation. This is the first time in EPOCH’s short life—it debuted in April 2020 and features group shows in VR surroundings…

Artist Jane Dickson’s Portrait of New York

From 1978 to 2008, artist Jane Dickson lived and worked in Times Square, a neighborhood long known for its myriad attractions, neon carnival lights, and peep show culture. During this time, she photographed her daily life with the intention of portraying these moments in her work. In the years to follow, Jane’s paintings of Times Square would be exhibited in New York’s finest galleries…

27 Emerging Artists Reflect on the Impacts of Isolation on Selfhood and Community

What does selfhood mean during times of extreme isolation? This is only one of the many thought-provoking questions that Myselves, opening on September 11th at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles, might be able to answer. The group exhibition, curated by Joshua Friedman, features over twenty-five established and emerging contemporary artists who use their medium as a means to examine the various ways that our environment shapes our identity.

10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week

In this weekly series, Artsy’s Curatorial team offers a look at the artworks that are currently gaining traction among collectors on Artsy. Looking at our internal data, we offer a selection of works that Artsy members are engaging with through inquiries, bids, page views, and saves. The following pieces are culled from recent online auctions and art fairs hosted on Artsy, as well…