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Exhibition Review: Julia Randall’s “Oral Fixations”

Julia Randall’s most recent exhibition, “Oral Fixations,” a ten-year retrospective at Wesleyan University’s Davison Art Center, explores desire, ephemerality, and the passage of time through gorgeous, occasionally humorous, but always impressive hyperreal colored pencil drawings. While these drawings are clearly … Continue reading

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Jenny Holzer and “Life Issues”

Excerpt from my paper on Inflammatory Essays Speaking on her motivation to change mediums from painting to public art, Jenny Holzer once said that “it’s not art issues that are going to compel [people] to stop on their way to … Continue reading

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