Category Archives: Living Arrangements

Congratulations to Julie Green!

Last week, the Joan Mitchell Foundation (New York, NY) announced their yearly Painters and Sculptors Fellows, and PLUG artist Julie Green is a recipient.  Julie’s video and plates from her “Last Supper” Series were included in our inaugural exhibition “Living … Continue reading

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“Pillow Talk”: Natalie Popovich Schuh, Guest Blog Curator Entry #4

Pillow Talk Sexual pleasure is ephemeral, but pillow talk, that post-coital act of tenderness, is infinitely fulfilled by the presence of another body. By showcasing three dimensional and video works, Pillow Talk explores empathy through form, and the human being’s embodied response … Continue reading

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Abraham McNally

Abe McNally’s work spans from sculpture to site-specific installation to drawing and photography. With such a varied approach to art-making, one sometimes runs a risk of not speaking in a clear unified voice. Ideas can get canceled out by each … Continue reading

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Jonah Criswell

Most of Jonah Criswell’s paintings and drawings are concerned with empty domestic interiors where the mood, color and light of the spaces depicted assume centrality. Physical interiors considered in this way become metaphors of internal states of mind- ambiguous and … Continue reading

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Store Buy Out

Another way to reconsider our everyday lives.  Five artists learned that Hercules Fancy Grocery was going out of business.  On May 20th, 2011 they decided to purchase everything for sale in the store.  They made their first stop at the … Continue reading

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No Longer Empty

No Longer Empty is a NonProfit Organization in New York that uses vacant donated spaces as host for elaborate site-specific installation and performance works.”The Sixth Burough” was a series of installations in abandoned houses on Governor’s Island in the summer … Continue reading

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Single Family, Colonial – Kansas City

Inspired by Nicole’s amazing post a couple of weeks ago where she was looking at and analyzing the diversity among Kansas City’s modern house culture, I have decided to highlight another interesting Kansas City neighborhood, Janssen Place. The Janssen Place … Continue reading

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John Divola

Right now we are planning our next show and talking a lot about art history. Specifically, about art lineage, when contemporary artists allow the ideas of specific past artists to exert pressure on their work and thinking. I think that … Continue reading

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Blue McRight

At first glance Blue McRight’s small paintings on notebook paper appear innocent and even humorous. As I spent more time looking through the work, the “funny” began to be tinted by melancholy if not sinister thoughts. Abandoned or transitory housing, … Continue reading

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Thomas Gainsborough: The Blue Boy

Thomas Gainsborough The Blue Boy (1770) Oil on canvas, 70 5/8 x 48 ¾ inches While my background and professional career is in Contemporary Art I do have a fondness for 18th Century Painting, especially British portraiture and landscape painting. … Continue reading

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