Humid and Moist, a High-Definition Look at Bush in Minter’s ‘Plush’

  The pubes, natural, died white or starchy, mascara-black, are run through by fingers, caressed, teased out and tugged on.     By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 To talk about Plush in the typical language of criticism, to say it is warm, close or intimate is understatement tantamount to mistruth. Marilyn Minter’s book is […]

Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA (2014)

Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, December 2014 Óscar Monzón’s Karma is a book of shining surfaces on glossy paper, of sharp colors and high saturation but cold affect. As a document, Karma confounds interpretation by absence of context. There is almost no language to the book, no […]

Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman

To interpret Woodman’s work entirely through her death is reductive and backwards-facing. It’s the stated goal of this monograph to set aside the dominant interpretation of Woodman’s work, which sees her photography as an anticipation of her suicide.   Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman By Owen Campbell, […]

Richard Prince @ Lowell (2014)

Kelly Madison (Profile), 2014 17″ x 22″ c-print mounted on board   Prince’s images, 17”x22” C-prints of mobile-interface twitter accounts, are feints at the depiction of outsized personalities – drag queens, art dealers, porn stars – ripped from their context and placed in an alien environment, one with three dimensions. By Owen Campbell, for ASX, […]

REVIEW: Daido Moriyama – “Labryinth” (2012)

Moriyama created Labyrinth (Aperture 2012) by rearranging/ remixing negatives from multiple decades to create new, original images. By Owen Campbell for ASX, February 2014 Life, in Daido Moriyama’s Labyrinth, is a succession of small, dark, dirty spaces that lead nowhere but to each other. There are patterns apparent to those willing to stay inside long […]

ASX.TV: Raymond Pettibon – “Black Flag – The Art of Punk” (2013)

On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” we dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start off in Los […]