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Lee Ann Norman

Norman's research and writing focuses on the politics of aesthetics and perceptual differences among an artwork's cultural, social, and market value. Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Guernica, Artcritical.com, Hyperallergic, the Chicago Reader, Newcity, and Studio Magazine (published by The Studio Museum in Harlem), among others. She earned the MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, and is currently based in Chicago.

Ellie Ga’s Square Octagon Circle

From classifying sidewalk stains to the story of a beachcomber finding a bottled message at sea, Ga focuses our attention on the ambiguity and indeterminacy of exploration, and the human desire to rationalize and order the world.

Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals

In his final days, post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin undertook one last significant endeavor: to reflect on his life through personal journals, to be published only after his death.

Aldrin Valdez’s ESL or You Weren’t Here

In their debut collection of poems, Pinoy writer and visual artist Aldrin Valdez conjures a constellation of identity through the remnants. Memories, photographs, letters, transcriptions, artworks, and pop culture references cleave to reconcile the joy and trauma inherent in a duplicitous, multi-hyphenate world.

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DEC 19-JAN 20

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