M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

This one is about her husband. I heard this often. This one is about her husband. Just Kids, Patti Smith’s previous book about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, had me at the first page. It’s romantic and scrappy: an account of friendship before fame, sickness, and death. Her prose elevates a holy sense of specifics, this hard … More M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

Screening at El Cid & Interview with KTG TALKS in the key of Lee Krasner

Yesterday, I visited the permanent collection at MOCA Grand in LA and said “Hello” to certain favorites, most notably– Lee Krasner. I read the description provided. One line in particular resonated. “Through the act of painting, the artist endeavors to find herself.” This is why I love Krasner. Her strength is in this search for … More Screening at El Cid & Interview with KTG TALKS in the key of Lee Krasner

How Art Spaces Identify: A Spiritual Beckoning with Christine Stormberg at Tina Gallery

Christine Stormberg is a force to be reckoned with. Tina Gallery, her latest project and namesake, has no rules and no formality. Tucked behind a Wacky Wacko storefront, run by fellow artists Peggy Noland and Seth Bogart, the whole enterprise feels like its own exhibition, playfully questioning the hierarchy of galleries, commerce, and performance. “I’m … More How Art Spaces Identify: A Spiritual Beckoning with Christine Stormberg at Tina Gallery

Whales

I was born in a whale, but the whale was dead, so I thought: okay. Let’s deal with this. I didn’t know how to push. I sat there for a while and considered the art. It’s maybe a miracle. The impulse to move. I thought I could do that. I waited. I tried again. It … More Whales