JUNE 2012 | ArtSeen
Though even in presence, faint as fading dreams with a few familiar, recurring signs clinging to memory, Shura Chernozatonskayas images tenaciously linger. Her show is married to the mind, in which it refuses to be disassembled.
SEPT 2006 | Books
The stoic hero of the novel Winkie is a teddy bear who not only hopes, suffers, and muses on the mystery and misery of life like all teddy bears do, but who walks, talks, eats, poops, and gives birth “although x-rays showed only his metal parts.” The author, Clifford Chase, inherits the teddy bear from Ruth, his mother, who as a child calls Winkie (then a girl bear) Marie.
SEPT 2011 | ArtSeen
Referring to Soviet “agit-trains” or “agitation machines,” even as it pretends to deliver a strong message that dissolves into twitters in the wind, this shadowy, involuted world also harks back to the artist’s childhood in Soviet Russia.