What Meets the Eye

  •       It’s startling, disconcerting even, to come across a painter I don’t know who fits into a historical period—Modern Art ( as TJ Clark defines it)—but in her own way. (A similar thing happened several years ago, when I first saw Norman Lewis’ [...]
  •                                                        Untitled (Tabletop Still Life), ca. 1998, 38”x 46” Some of Mercedes Matter’s early works have a singsong, seesaw effect—Hans Hoffmann’s push/pull theory taken [...]

Letters to the Editor

  • John comments: Simply the *dumbest* attempt at a review I’ve ever tried to read.Why not do some research on the Artist; her influences; her peers; her career; her importance in the [...]


  • Parable #7: Eric

    March 8, 2017

        Some people are unforgettable for the most trivial of reasons. Once when I was a junior in high school, [...]

Der Defätist / The Defeatist


  • Bad Kitty: Chapter 3

    June 16, 2017

      But then there were loud knocks on the door. Pointing at his knapsack, so he’d close the flap over the white boxes, she cracked the door an inch and there stood her [...]