By Jason E. Smith
APRIL 2020 | Field Notes
On March 3, a full two weeks before its scheduled meeting on March 1718, the Federal Reserve announced a surprise interest rate cut of half a percent, down to 1.25 percent. It was the first emergency rate cut since October 2008, in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The markets were caught off-guard, and far from reassured.
By Claire Voon
NOV 2019 | ArtSeen
An unshakable sense of magic pervades almost all of Julia Blands laboriously fabricated fiber works in her first solo show at Andrew Rafacz gallery. Cut, stitched, painted, and burned canvases joined with hand-woven textiles hang like tapestries that thrum with entrancing geometric configurations. Even the exhibitions measured title, The Half That Ties, the Half that Breaks, evokes an incantationa sort of ritual poem seeking to resolve seemingly contrary forces.