From the book Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann, to be published on February 11.
Life and sculpture as passage.
Mid-phrase line and stanza breaks are just one way that Joseph Wood creates a feeling of moving through archaic symbols toward new life. Mixing alchemy and Christianity on the same poetic canvas, he presents the stunning image of reaching for what lies beyond the “shadowy borderline.”
“I find that it’s not enough of a mission when art is supposed to be about one thing or another because to be art, to begin with, it should be about everything at once. It should present a kind of all-encompassing world.”
“Making an art work involves the transformation of matter, paper and materials into a process of animation or psychic elevation of material stuff.”
Anish Kapoor and Ameena Meer discuss sex and death, subjectivity, and colors. Kapoor’s new work is on view now at Gladstone Gallery.
Essay exploring symbolic uses of blood and sacrifice in art.