By Jean Dykstra
DEC 20-JAN 21 | ArtSeen
Photographer John Edmonds was a standout in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, where his understated portraits and still lifes quietly deconstructed ideas about race, gender, and masculinity. His reserved and lovely show at the Brooklyn Museumhis first solo museum exhibitionincludes a few of the photographs on view at the Whitney and in his well-received book Higher (2018), as well as new portraits and still lifes.
By Kurt Baumeister
FEB 2020 | Books
Amber Sparkss third story collection And I Do Not Forgive You: Stories and Other Revenges is, as the title suggests, teeming with tales of retribution, though reducing the book or even its concept to that of a glorified burn book would be way off the mark. Desire, anger, murder, madness, robots, gods, monsters, apocalypses, love, hate, violence, magic, fairy godmothers, women as heroes, and men behaving badly (badly-behaved men who often pay with their lives, or hearts, or souls for said bad behavior): all these things live within this books pages.