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Claire Phillips

Claire Phillips is the author of the memoir A Room with a Darker View and the novella Black Market Babies. Her writing has appeared in Black Clock magazine, Largehearted Boy Blog, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Motherboard-Vice, and The Nomadic Journal, among other places. She teaches writing at CalArts, SCI-Arc, and U.C. Irvine, and is Director of the Los Angeles Writers Reading Series at Glendale College. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and a B.A. in English from San Francisco State University.

Doron Langberg: Give Me Love

There is a man floating in the bathtub. Iridescent violet, red, and ochre seem to seep from his pores into the sultry waters below, staining the porcelain bath and tiles. We feel the humidity pressing in, as if someone has just pulled the bathroom door shut. The air is intoxicating and close; we could be in the midst of a fever dream.

Lisa Brice

Through her work, Brice reclaims the female nude, depicting a cast of women who do not perform for the pleasure of the male gaze, but for their own.

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing

At the heart of Packer’s first institutional show outside the US is the desire to make visible the invisible and do justice to stories like Sandra Bland’s, creating space in which to mourn Black deaths.

David Shrigley: DO NOT TOUCH THE WORMS

Life in 2020 is starting to feel like one big can of worms. That is how David Shrigley seems to think we might be feeling about it in any case. For his largest solo exhibition to date, DO NOT TOUCH THE WORMS (2020), the Turner Prize-nominee known for his distinctly wry British humor has filled a gallery of Copenhagen Contemporary’s industrial warehouse on Refshaleøen island with twenty, larger-than-life, inflatable replicas of the pink, writhing creatures.

In Conversation

Emily Rapp Black with Claire Phillips

Written with great bravura, this first-person essay collection is as carefully researched as it is revealing; and will undoubtedly find itself a classic among the robust literature on Kahlo.

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The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 21-JAN 22

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