Edward M Gomez
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2010
 
“Snapshot Poetics: Vernacular photography, a growing, collector-driven field, finds mystery and masterpieces in the lenswork of unknown amateurs,” Art & Antiques, December 2011/January 2012, pages 84-92. Available online here. View a PDF of the published version here (large PDF will take a few seconds to download).
“Martha Wilson and the Well-examined Female Self,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2011, page 61. Available online here.
“Deeper Into Martín Ramírez’s World: An Outsider Master’s Vision in Never-Before-Seen Drawings,” The New York Observer, Oct. 24, 2011, pages B10-B11.

“Nobody’s Muse: Shaken by war, fascinated by the supernatural and seduced by Mexico, the late Leonora Carrington created some of surrealism’s most distinctive images,” Art & Antiques, September 2011, pages 66-77. PDF

“Whose Modernism Is It Anyway?,” a report about developments in the field of Japanese modern-art history research in the West and the “transnational” approach to examining the history of modern art, The Brooklyn Rail, July-Aug. 2011, pages 45-46.

“Making Her Mark: In the orderly city of Geneva, the joyous art of Gene Mann celebrates freedom,” Art & Antiques, Summer 2011, pages 78-84

“Abstraction’s Ambiguity Is Its Own Reward,” an essay about the ambiguity of meanings and messages in abstract art, especially in abstract painting, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2011, pages 34-35.
“Strange Fires: Valton Tyler’s visionary paintings are some of the most mysterious—and oddly alluring—images anywhere on the contemporary scene,” Art & Antiques, May 2011, pages 72-81.

“Creation and Conservation: Art & Antiques visits the New York studio of Daisy Craddock, where art and restoration go hand in hand,” Art & Antiques, Apr. 2011, pages 70-79.

“Valton Tyler’s Otherworldy Art: From the Heart of Texas,” shorter version of longer essay to be included in my forthcoming book of art-themed essays; this shorter version published in the Brooklyn Rail, Apr. 2011, pages 46-47.

“Nostalgia for the Future”: Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s Art of Whispers, Traces and Fleeting Bons Mots, an essay published in a limited-edition chapbook (New York: Ballena Studio, 2011). This text will be included in my forthcoming book of art-themed essays. I gave a public reading of this essay and presented the chapbook at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, on Jan. 27, 2011.

“On the Border: As the contemporary art market becomes ever more diversified, does the distinction between the work of trained artists and that of their self-taught counterparts really matter?,” Art & Antiques, Feb. 2011, pages 74-83. PDF

“Gillian Jagger’s Reality—and Welcome to It,” shorter version of longer essay to be included in my forthcoming book of art-themed essays; this shorter version published in the Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 2011, page 46.

“‘Nostalgia for the Future’: Stephanie Brody-Lederman’s Art of Whispers, Traces and Fleeting Bons Mots,” shorter version of longer essay to be included in my forthcoming book of art-themed essays; this shorter version published in the Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 35-36.

“Escape to Freedom: Beatrice Mandelman left New York just as it was becoming the center of modern art, but today her unique take on abstract-expressionism is being rediscovered,” Art & Antiques, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 52-54 and 56-57. Large PDF

“Passionate Patron: In Kingston, Jamaica, curator-artist David Boxer lives with an encyclopedic collection’ of his nation’s best art,” Art & Antiques, Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011, pages 86-93. Large PDF