Posts Tagged ‘ John Yau ’

Lifestyle Over Life: Stephen Wright’s Vision of America

Wright’s darkly comic novel burrows into our hollow cravings, and finds more hollowness.

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I think that America’s failure to recognize Wright’s greatness is a condemnation of a literary establishment that continues to reward the kind of mellifluous writing that conveys what reviewers like to call a perfect emotional pitch.

Wright looks beyond America’s sugarcoated veneer of respectability with a clear vision of the ridiculously hideous place this country has become. He isn’t trying to soothe us. He is asking us if we are long past the point of redemption.

Source: Lifestyle Over Life: Stephen Wright’s Vision of America

Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia

 

Cy Twombly, “Untitled (Gaeta)” (1989), acrylic and tempera on paper mounted on wooden panel, 80 × 58 5/8 inches, Private Collection, © Cy Twombly Foundation. Courtesy Gagosian

Source: Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia

John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark – Don Yorty

 

 

Source: John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark – Don Yorty

Language Is Not Colorless: The Amazing Writing of Sawako Nakayasu

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Language Is Not Colorless: The Amazing Writing of Sawako Nakayasu.

Donald Judd: Marfa Texas | SNAG FILMS

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Donald Judd: Marfa Texas | SNAG FILMS

Lois Dodd’s Paintings of the Ephemeral

Lois Dodd, “Snow, Tree, Window” (2014), oil on masonite, 15 5/8 x 11 inches

Lois Dodd’s Paintings of the Ephemeral.

Sigmar Polke’s Sad, Sinister Little Movie of a Monkey and a Bear by John Yau | Hyperallergic

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Sigmar Polke, Still from “Quetta’s Hazy Blue Sky (Quetta’s blauer dunstiger Himmel)/Afghanistan–Pakistan” (c. 1974–76), 16mm film transferred to video (color, sound), 34:33 min (Private Collection)

http://hyperallergic.com/133295/sigmar-polkes-sad-sinister-little-movie-of-a-monkey-and-a-bear/

LINES + SPACES curated by John Yau / University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery : Sept 3 – Oct 6, 2013

by Eve Ascheim

by Eve Ascheim

LINES + SPACES curated by John Yau / University of Hartford’s  Joseloff Gallery .

Somewhere in the Back of the Stars Is the Poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, by John Yau / Hyperallergic

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It’s Hard to Lie in a Drawing, by John Yau :: HyperAllergic

image courtesy Kerry Schuss, aka KS Art

It’s Hard to Lie in a Drawing, by John Yau :: HyperAllergic