Edward M Gomez
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2010
 

“An Illuminating History of Modern Graphic Design,” article about the history of the still-young, Brooklyn-based publishing company Standards Manual and review of its newest books, including New York City Transit Authority: Objects, Hyperallergic, Dec. 30, 2017.

“The Atmospheric, Earthy Art of Ignacio Iturria,” article about the Uruguayan modern artist on the occasion of the exhibition A Studio in the Gallery: The Playful Universe of Ignacio Iturria at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase College (SUNY), Purchsase, New York, Sept. 24-Feb. 25, 2018, Hyperallergic, Dec. 23, 2017.

“The Making of a Modernist in the First-Ever Biography of Alexander Calder,” review of the new book Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years, 1898-1940, by Jed Perl (Knopf), Hyperallergic, Dec. 16, 2017.

“In Japan, Issei Nishimura Paints the Blues,” feature article about the work of the Japanese self-taught artist on the occasion of his two solo exhibitions in Nagoya in Nov.-Dec. 2017, Hyperallergic, Dec. 9, 2017.

“In New Photo Books, a Strong Sense of Place,” review of the new books The Cuba Archive, by Tria Giovan (Damiani); Slant Rhymes, by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (La Fabrica); and Pilgrimage, by Mary Frank (Eakins Press Foundation), Hyperallergic, Nov. 4, 2017.

“Japan’s Tattoo Art, in Classic Woodblock Prints,” review of the new book Tattoos in Japanese Prints, by Sarah E. Thompson (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Hyperallergic, Nov. 4, 2017.

“An Artist Who Fantasized as a Way to Survive,” feature article about the life and work of the American outsider artist Renaldo Kuhler and review of the new book The Secret World of Renaldo Kuhler, by Brett Ingram (Blast Books), Hyperallergic, Oct. 28, 2017.

“The Turbulent History of Global Chinese Art,” review of the exhibition China after 1989: Theater of the World, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Oct. 6, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018, Hyperallergic, Oct. 14, 2017.

“Finding Form: Kate Van Houten’s Adventures on Paper, and in Paint and Stone,” essay in catalog of the exhibition Kate Van Houten: Unlocking, at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan, Oct. 13-Nov. 10, 2017. (PDF to come soon.)

“Artist-built Environments to Rescue and Preserve,” report about the conference The Road Less Traveled at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on the conservation and maintenance of site-specific art-environment works, late Sept. 2017, Hyperallergic, Oct. 7, 2017.

“Bright, Dark Light: Thickets of inky lines with luminous blacks and browns reflect Beverly Baker’s ambitious, creative spirit,” article about the Kentucky-based, self-taught artist on the occasion of her exhibition at Institute 193, Lexington, Kentucky, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 95, autumn 2017, pages 58-63. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“David Boxer (1947-2017),” obituary of the former, long-serving director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica, and Kingston-based modern artist who championed the work of the Jamaican Intuitives, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 95, autumn 2017, page 15. Click here to view this article in PDF form.

“Mythologies: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein,” review of a career-spanning exhibition of the work of the Anerican self-taught artists at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, June 25, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 95, autumn 2017, page 66. Click here to view this article in PDF form.

“The Unknowable Ray Johnson,” feature article about the work of the American avant-garde artist Ray Johnson on the occasion of its inclusion in the inaugural exhibition at the new branch of David Zwirner Gallery, New York, autumn 2017, Hyperallergic, Sept. 30, 2017.

“Olivia Munroe’s Art Goes Mystic,” feature article about the work of American mixed-media artist Olivia Munroe on the occasion of her solo exhibition, Archetypes, at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Sept. 7-Oct. 7, 2017, Hyperallergic, Sept. 23, 2017.

“An Artist Who Conveys Messages from the Dead,” feature article about the work of Rev. George Kornegay on the occasion of his solo exhibition, New Jerusalem, at Shrine, New York, Sept. 6-Oct. 8, 2017, Hyperallergic, Sept. 9, 2017.
“Domenico Zindato: Interview with Edward M. Gómez,” an interview published in the lead-up to Italian artist Domenico Zindato’s exhibitions of drawings at COPYRIGHTberlin, Berlin, and Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, King Kong, Apr. 26, 2017.
“In Venice, With That Sinking Feeling,” review of the book Migropolis: Venice, Atlas of a Global Situation, by Wolfgang Scheppe and his research team from the Università IUVA di Venezia (published by Hatje Cantz), Hyperallergic, Aug. 15, 2017.
“Frank Jones: A Bichromatic World,” review of exhibition of drawings by the American outsider/self-taught artist Frank Jones, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, May 5-June 30, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 94, summer 2017, page 68. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls,” review of an exhibition examining sex- and gender-related themes in the work of the American artist Henry Darger, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, Apr. 12-Sept. 4, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 94, summer 2017, page 66. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Domenico Zindato: 31,” review of exhibition of a suite of drawings by the Mexico-based, Italian self-taught artist Domenico Zindato, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, Apr. 26-June 11, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 94, summer 2017, page 65. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Invented Worlds of Valton Tyler,” review of exhibition of etchings and paintings by the Dallas-based, self-taught artist Valton Tyler, Amon Carter Museum, Forth Worth, Texas, Feb. 11-Apr. 30, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 94, summer 2017, page 64. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Yoko Ono’s Music of the ’70s is Back,” review of three digitally remastered, re-released Yoko Ono record albums: Fly (1971), Approximately Infinite Universe (1973) and Feeling the Space (1973), jointly reissued by the U.S.A.-based labels Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music, Hyperallergic, July 15, 2017.
“An Artist Couple’s Domestic Gesamtkunstwerk,” review of the exhibition Mythologies: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a career-spanning survey of an American outsider artist’s diverse and unusual oeuvre; exhibition on view from June 25, 2017 through Jan. 14, 2018, Hyperallergic, July 8, 2017.
“The Sexual Ambiguity of Henry Darger’s Vivian Girls,” review of an exhibition at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, examining sex- and gender-related themes in a legendary outsider artist’s work; exhibition on view from Apr. 12 through Sept. 4, 2017, Hyperallergic, June 24, 2017.
“Minoru Onoda, Circle Master from Japan’s Gutai Group,” review of the first-ever solo exhibition outside Japan of paintings by Minoru Onoda, at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland, June 9-July 14, 2017, Hyperallergic, June 17, 2017.
“Molly Nesbit Chases the Big Ideas,” review of Midnight: The Tempest Essays (Inventory Press), a new book of art-themed essays by Molly Nesbit, an art professor at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Hyperallergic, May 20, 2017.
“In Hiroyuki Doi’s Tiny Circles, Expanding Miniature Universes,” review of exhibition of new drawings by the Japanese self-taught artist Hiroyuki Doi at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, May 11-June 24, 2017, Hyperallergic, May 13, 2017.
“Rauschenberg’s Revolution: Indefatigably inquisitive and inventive, the American artist Robert Rauschenberg forever changed modern art; now, a major retrospective examines his achievements and legacy,” preview of exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 21-Sept.17, 2017, Art & Antiques, May 2017, pages 64-71. Click here to view article in PDF form (small file). Click here for larger PDF file (42.7 megabytes).
“Toshio Yoshida Emerges from Gutai’s Grasp,” review of first-ever U.S. solo exhibition of the work of the Japanese Gutai artist Toshio Yoshida (1928-1977), at Fergus McCaffrey, a gallery in New York, Apr. 27-June 24, 2017, Hyperallergic, May 6, 2017.
“Outsider Art Then, Now, Tomorrow,” interviews with leading art dealers on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the annual Outsider Art Fair, with a round-up of their comments about the current status of and future prospects for the outsider art field, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 93, spring 2017, pages 20-27. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Henriette Zéphir,” review of exhibition of drawings by the French self-taught, mediumistic artist, Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland, Feb. 3-Apr. 30, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 93, spring 2017, page 65. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Dubuffet’s List,” review of exhibition of artworks from the Prinzhorn Collection, with original, evaluative annotations by Jean Dubuffet, Museum im Lagerhaus, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Dec. 6, 2016-Mar. 12, 2017, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 93, spring 2017, page 63. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Franklin Furnace at 40: Still Radical After All These Years,” feature article about the history of Franklin Furnace Archive, the avant-garde art center and performance venue in New York, and its 40th-anniversary commemoration, Hyperallergic, Apr. 15, 2017.
“At the 2017 Dallas Art Fair, Big Ambitions and the Big Mo,” breaking-news report about the Dallas Art Fair, reported from Dallas as the fair was opening, Hyperallergic, Apr. 8, 2017.
“In Carlo Zinelli’s and Eugen Gabritschevsky’s Art, the Life Spirit Endures,” article about two concurrent exhibitions on view at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, Hyperallergic, Mar. 25, 2017.
“In Texas, Valton Tyler’s Unusual Art Conjures Up an Extraordinary World,” article about the life and work of the Dallas-based, self-taught, visionary artist Valton Tyler and an exhibition of his work on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Hyperallergic, Mar. 18, 2017.
“Jamaica Report: A Biennial, Bragging Rights — and the World’s Largest Drum?,” review of the 2017 Jamaica Biennial, on view at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, Hyperallergic, Mar. 11, 2017.
“Urgent Visions of Inner, Outer and Imaginary Worlds,” essay in catalog of the exhibition Unreal Realms: Darger, Wölfli, Dellschau, Rizzoli, Grimes, on view at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, Jan. 20 through Mar. 26, 2017. Click here to see complete exhibition catalog online.

 

 

“From Curiosity to Institution: The Outsider Art Fair at 25,” preview of the 2017 Outsider Art Fair (New York, Jan. 19 through Jan. 22, 2017), the 25th-anniversary edition of this international event, Hyperallergic, Jan. 14, 2017.

“New Galleries of Self-taught and Outsider Art,” review of inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated galleries at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 92, winter 2016/2017, page 62. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“The Bush Have Ears: Ras Dizzy & Leonard Daley,” review of exhibition of paintings by two of the legendary Jamaican Intuitive artists at Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, Oct. 13-Nov. 23, 2016, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 92, winter 2016/2017, page 63. Click here to view this article in PDF form.
“Moshe: In Denver, the life’s work of the artist known as ‘Moshe’ is discovered — and rescued — just in the nick of time,” article about the long-unknown oeuvre of the American self-taught artist Moshe Zephaniah Ezekiel Isaiah Mordecai Baronestrevenakowske, RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 92, winter 2016/2017, pages 38-39. Click here to view this article in PDF form.