True Romance – Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

Romance is inescapable; the L.A. river is maybe the most romantic strip of concrete in the world, the light in the window of a Todd Hido exterior is romantic, just the name “Dennis Hopper” is romantic; romance is inherent to the image. By Owen Campbell, ASX, July 2015 Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles […]

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty Glossy/Dangerous

 Blue Poles, 2007. Enamel on metal, 60 x 72 inches   Medusa was in various forms of legend alternately beautiful and hideous; a telling difference, in that it suggests either extreme is equally liable to turn a man to stone.   The words Pretty/Dirty, the title of Marilyn Minter’s current exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum […]

Torbjørn Rødland: ‘Sasquatch Century’ – Pathology of a Sacred Striptease

Theirs will be a genetic lineage where Eden’s vast land has been bulldozed over for that of another Wal-Mart parking lot where their future generations will congregate to buy house paint while sipping numbness-inducing frozen latte’s from the Starbucks within.     By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, June 2015 It, to him, presents a stranglehold investigation […]

The Enemy Today: ‘Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men’

  For the authors Feuerhelm and Salu, theirs’ is an act of frustration at our willingness to sit back and be spoon-fed bullshit while behind us a cartoon mouse holds a gun to our head.   By Poppy Coles, June 2015 This book reads as an unrelenting portrait of “the enemy” today. Using the historic […]

Auto-Erotic Post-Coital Bliss – Lotte Reimann ‘Jaunt’

The duo had created the membrane of their meeting based on the physicality of the auto and their drive to intertwine their bodies through their primary, yet graceless couplings via a chance meeting in an etherized world of electronic falsettos and cum-soaked chat rooms.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 The sun stretched lithely […]