Can Erasure Be A Conscious Refusal Of Cooptation?: Stephen Irwin’s “Check To See If Still Dead Inside”
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Can Erasure Be A Conscious Refusal Of Cooptation?: Stephen Irwin’s “Check To See If Still Dead Inside”

“There are few things raunchier than a centerfold of ‘nothing,’” quips critic Bruce Hainley speaking to our preeminent filth elder John Waters in Art: A Sex Book. “The imagination can go wild.” Even with his purposeful witticism, Hainley is right. Sometimes just fractured glimpses of body parts–a hand, a silhouette, a mouth–amidst a sea of … Continue reading

Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’
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Worshiping The Concealed At Scott Treleaven’s ‘Animal Chapel’

Similar to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s articulation of the “amazingly full and kaleidoscopic adventure” of finding transgressive books in smut shops, artist Scott Treleaven’s large-scale abstract drawings in his current exhibition Animal Chapel at Invisible-Exports reflect the possible transformative power of the hidden, the coded and the concealed. Continue reading