by Robert C. Morgan
MAY 2019 | ArtSeen
Not since an exhibition of Warhols screenprints some years ago have I elected to write about the work of this monumental art world figure. Despite the controversy at that time, focusing on the history of Jews in the twentieth century, these prints seemed to hold resonances, both aesthetic and political, yet dissimilar to those embedded in Warhol Women.
by Hugh Sheehy
MAY 2019 | Books
Jamie Iredells bloody, disturbing, frequently funny new novel is a lyrical study of a strain of destructive American masculinity at the turn of the twenty-first century. Titled The Fat Kid, the book presents accounts of the lives of the titular character and his father (named, by contrast, the thin man). A pair of cultural outsidersthe thin man is a workaday type whose unhappy discovery about his roots transforms him into violent wanderer; his son grows up feeling alienated and at odds with the worldthese men become criminals under the influence of a mysterious figure named, ironically, Emanuel (and known as, among other things, The Man, a comically fitting moniker to attach to a prophetic character who behaves in a positively Antichrist-like manner) and something called The Machine.