Posts Tagged ‘Joshua Michael Demaree’

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CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES: IN A WORD // INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART PHILADELPHIA

by Joshua Demaree “All these are the days my friends and these are the days my friends.. It could get some wind for the sailboat. And it could get for it is. It could get the railroad for these workers. It could get for it is were. It could be a balloon. It could be[…]

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FRAMING FRAKTUR: WORD & IMAGE // FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA

by Joshua Michael Demaree The connection between word and image is as old as the need to communicate and commemorate. Certainly the first link was communication: “This image of a deer I drew is, in fact, the deer you killed the other day to feed us all,” thought the first artist. While it is unlikely[…]

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REPRESENT: 200 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART

by Joshua Michael Demaree The noblest of tasks, even if they fail, carry with them some modicum of respect. It is a “shoot for the moon” scenario: all uphill, constant drag, go, go, go. Regardless of the outcome, if the goal is righteous, then the process is too. Setting out to represent the whole of[…]

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Pier Review // Issue 03

  Download Issue 03: Century of Progress Download Issue 01 : Endless Column Download Issue 02 : Great Divides Download Issue 04: Objects of Desire  

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CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL // INTERVIEW

by Joshua Michael Demaree An Interview with Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima We live in a consumerist age. This, of course, is not a surprise to anyone, especially architects. Perspecta 47, the newest edition of Yale’s student-edited architectural journal, takes this question head on by emblazoning its theme in big gold lettering across its front:[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART III

by Joshua Michael Demaree In 2013, when architect Betrand Goldberg’s infamous Prentice Women’s Hospital began to be demolished, the artist and cultural communities of Chicago that had fought to save the Brutalist tower, looked on in dismay. Chicago-based artist, Jeff Prokash, had a different reaction: rather than see the building as lost, he imagined what[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART II

by Joshua Michael Demaree – Read Pt I here – Earlier this year, Chicago-based artist Jeff Prokash — beyond all expectations — was fortunate enough to become the owner of three iconic elliptical windows from famed architect Betrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hopsital in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. The Brutalist tower, after a long and ill-fated fight[…]

PRENTICE WINDOWS // JEFF PROKASH PART I

By Joshua Michael Demaree When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARTIST PT II // DEB SOKOLOW

In Conversation with Joshua Michael Demaree Part II Read Pt I of the interview here. Posted last week was the first of a two part conversation with Deb Sokolow, contemporary art’s own private detective. Her drawings and artist’s books take the form of exposés, revealing imagined pasts of mystery and intrigue. Her compositions skillfully combine[…]

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PROFILE OF THE ARTIST PT I // DEB SOKOLOW

In Conversation with Joshua Michael Demaree Part I Deb Sokolow is the closest thing contemporary art has to a private eye. Her drawings, like a good detective, lay out the plots points of a mystery and allows the viewer to put the pieces together. She has a masterful grasp of the interplay between the visual[…]

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ALIEN SHE // VOX POPULI

by Joshua Michael Demaree The first line of Bikini’s Kill’s Wikipedia page reads: “Bikini Kill was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington in October 1990.”  It is written in the past tense as if to say: this band was and now it is not.  The sentence is short and sweet, just like[…]

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RUFFNECK CONSTRUCTIVISTS // ICA PHILADELPHIA

by Joshua Michael Demaree Known for her famed silhouette tableaux that hang in museums around the world, Kara Walker is an artist and professor that has yet to complete that all-important art world trifecta of multitasking.  That is, until now.  From February 12 until August 16, Walker’s first curated show, Ruffneck Constructivists, is on view[…]