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  • Nathan RP Young updated the Artwork ITCH @ CWA
  • Nathan RP Young updated the Artwork ITCH @ CWA 2016
  • The Soap Factory’s Bleed&Burn: Catalytic Flag Making shows a crossroads of activism, where the momentum of art for social change is pinned between symbolic revolts and literal, even legislative, advocacy. This gap is hard to see. Organizers Alexa Horochowski and Crystal Quinn refer to Bleed&Burn as an “exhibition/action” — an unusual description, emphasizing the two deeds, protest in symbol or in action, as both partners and opposites. Like the relationship of squares and rectang…
  • The Soap Factory’s Bleed&Burn: Catalytic Flag Making shows a crossroads of activism, where the momentum of art for social change is pinned between symbolic revolts and literal, even legislative, advocacy. This gap is hard to see. Organizers Alexa Horochowski and Crystal Quinn refer to Bleed&Burn as an “exhibition/action” — an unusual description, emphasizing the two deeds, protest in symbol or in action, as both partners and opposites. Like the relationship of squares and rectang…
  • The Soap Factory’s Bleed&Burn: Catalytic Flag Making shows a crossroads of activism, where the momentum of art for social change is pinned between symbolic revolts and literal, even legislative, advocacy. This gap is hard to see. Organizers Alexa Horochowski and Crystal Quinn refer to Bleed&Burn as an “exhibition/action” — an unusual description, emphasizing the two deeds, protest in symbol or in action, as both partners and opposites. Like the relationship of squares and rectang…
  • Working with simple materials like home insulation, cedar board, acrylic and spray paint, Gregory Fitz makes spare and stark images with the potential to stir a sense of citizenship. With more subtlety than a waving flag or a stump speech, Fitz keeps one foot rooted in the traditions of minimalist art as aesthetic strategy to unobtrusively introduce politically fraught conversations about climate science, consumption, trash production and land conservation. Recently on view in the Kiehle Gallery…
  • Working with simple materials like home insulation, cedar board, acrylic and spray paint, Gregory Fitz makes spare and stark images with the potential to stir a sense of citizenship. With more subtlety than a waving flag or a stump speech, Fitz keeps one foot rooted in the traditions of minimalist art as aesthetic strategy to unobtrusively introduce politically fraught conversations about climate science, consumption, trash production and land conservation. Recently on view in the Kiehle Gallery…
  • I ENTER THE SOAP FACTORY AND THE GRAVITY OF A MASSIVE STRUCTURE near the front of the show immediately captures me. The first section of Kelly Kaczynski’s engineering spectacle, Tilted (Twinned) Stages, seems to lean impossibly, yet securely against the room’s pillars. I resist its pull for a moment to look for some educational material, didactics or essays that might offer any insight. The problem is, curator Shannon Stratton wants to disrupt precisely this impulse; she wants “to problema…