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Breaking the System: An Interview with Kristan Kennedy

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Kristan Kennedy talks with us about making paintings that may be more at home draped on a chair than hung on a wall, being an artist in Portland, Oregon, and how Miley Cyrus makes great road trip music.

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Image of Kristan Kennedy, Rebekka Moran, Adam Forrester, Kreh Mellick, and Jason Polan respond to our sensibility quiz composed from questions stolen from contemporary poems.

Exquisite Syntropy

Image of “Honestly, I’m happy my duties end at unlocking doors and making sure nobody headbutts the Motherwell.” Photographer Bucky Miller talks with us about his day-job as a guard at a museum, collaboration, installation, and making the photographic sequence.

Narwhals, Salt and Fractals

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Using photography as a point of departure, Christine Nguyen cuts, layers, draws, sprays and crystallizes, making both objects and works on paper that revel in a sense of discovery.

Terrestrial Transmissions

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Tuning to the role of the feminine in science fictions, Lydia Moyer curated Terrestrial Transmissions, an exhibition featuring video work by six artists, all women, broadcasting here.

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Who has a mask & a heart? What is more distracting than clouds? Liz Rodda, Jim Mattei, Christine Nguyen, Patrick Moser, Allan Peterson, Emily Hunt, Cyriaco Lopes and Terri Witek create urgent answers to urgent questions posed by ten contemporary poems.

Leaving the Image

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In search of something other than an image, Lily Kuonen shakes up the painting, discovering a new space for play in the shake-up.

A Festival to Plead for Skills

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On July 7, members of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts practice a skill using obsolete technology: a Festival to Plead for Skills. From flattening pennies to binding books made of cast-off envelopes, discover an internet-based organization founded by artists and printmakers Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned that prizes process over product.

Ice Notes

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“Glaciers! Looking at them my eye never knows where to rest,” writes visual artist Oona Stern in her journal from the Arctic Circle. Stern and composer Cheryl Leonard offer a window into their work-in-process, a series of installations employing sounds, maps, images and words recorded at the foot of calving glaciers.

Counting Down

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What if there were a short film for each year of your life? Julie Lequin takes up the possibility in Top 30, an ongoing video project‚ÄĒpart storyboard, part songbook‚ÄĒnow showing here.