Joe Bucciero is a writer from Chicago, based in Brooklyn.
Lisa Alvarado Sound TalismanBy Joe Bucciero
Eleven tapestry-like painted objects hang from the gallery ceiling in symmetrical arrangements, delineating pathways, establishing something of a community.
Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic CrossingsBy Joe Bucciero
“All nature here is new to art, no Tivolis, Ternis, Mont Blancs, Plinlimmons, hackneyed and worn by the daily pencils of hundreds; but primeval forests, virgin lakes and waterfalls.” So rhapsodized British-born painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848) on the appeal of the American landscape.
Deborah Remington: Five DecadesBy Joe Bucciero
Rather than Ab Exdémodé by the mid-1960sRemington flirts with hard-edge and Pop without submitting to either.
CONSTELLATIONS AND CHROMOSOMES:
By Joe Bucciero
The Short Films of Conrad Schnitzler
In August, Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater hosted CON-MYTHOLOGY: The Moving Images of Conrad Schnitzler, four programs that showcased films by or featuring the titular German artist (1937 2011), selected by Schnitzler collaborator Gen Ken Montgomery.
NO ESCAPING THAT
By Joe Bucciero
Cheryl Donegan Takes the High Line
“What is art?” asked Baudelaire. “Prostitution?” His question underlines the tenuous power dynamics between artist and viewer in the modern age.
Drifting Architectures: Deborah Stratman’s The Illinois ParablesBy Joe Bucciero
The Illinois Parables, a documentary by the Chicago-based filmmaker Deborah Stratman, begins with a brief series of shots from above the titular state’s landscape. Illinois is “flyover country” after all: most coastal Americans see it as a undifferentiated stretch of farmland, flanked by the Mississippi on one side and cut through by the country’s two longest interstate highways, I-90 and I-80.