Alyssa Danna: An Impractical World

The discovery of someone’s unwanted item serves as a foundation for Danna to consider consumption, to muddy the narrative of the object, and to push material boundaries. She has a hyper-ability to create symbiotic relationships between objects, in which a viewer is unable to decipher where the melding of elements within her creation begins and ends.

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Full Circle: Cornelia White Swann's Fugitive Color

By Céleste Wackenhut

There is an intentional intimacy in the way Cornelia White Swann has kept the beginning of her Fugitive Color series small in size—first and foremost, for herself as she becomes familiar with the materiality of natural pigments, but also for the viewer in reflecting upon the subtleties of her paintings...

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Lisa Qualls and the Impact of Place

By Céleste Wackenhut

Qualls has dedicated her entire artistic practice to the subject of cultural identity, consistently studying the environment, objects, and traditions that make up various communities. The Louisiana Portrait Project continues to embody this matter exhibited in Qualls’ previous work, in this instance bringing her personal association with her home state to light...

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Land Line with Jaelah Kuehmichel

Curatorial Assistant Kathryn Zimmerhanzel sits down with Jaelah Kuehmichel to talk about her recent exhibition Land Line in Austin, Texas.

KZ: What was the initial inspiration for your exhibition Land Line? How did it take shape?

JK: It was November or December when I committed to doing the show at Test Tube Gallery, so it was in development for about five months. I was asked to do the show and was given the freedom to do whatever I wanted...

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Part I: The Kitchen

By Liz Pearson

Like a wobbly first date, imagine developing a new recipe: arrange a pile of ingredients, force them to bump against one another in this vessel or that, and bully their awkward meeting with heat or cold or turmoil. All the while, hope for a positive result that breeds flavor and character. When done right, the process of recipe development is rigorous and airtight...

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Artist Statement for Cornelia White Swann: fugitive color I

I eagerly started this series with a limited foundation and vocabulary for a process that has a history both rich and vast. Working with plants to source pigment is a slow process, heavily dependent on the environment and time. While I’ve always felt that my work pertained to the subtleties of these elements, I was no longer led by my own timelines, but those of the seasons, a welcome and surprising challenge to my studio practice...

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Beyond the Pale: Contextualizing Supply and Demand [Excerpt]

Sarah Sudhoff seems to exchange looks with the frozen blocks of breast milk, cuddling the pieces like a child. She moves her arms slightly allowing the pooling liquid to run down her body. She shifts her gaze to the distance, reflecting, meditating. As the milk drops onto the ground, a puddle takes shape, sometimes standing still, sometimes moving forward, sometimes swirling back on itself...

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