Category Archives: theory

Artist Talk on “Grid Paintings”

Video and Written notes of an Artist Talk in the Nilson Gallery at Monmouth Museum, host to a cohesive body of paintings by Michael Burris Johnson. Part of the New Jersey Emerging Artist Series, this collection of oil paintings based on the grid occupied the gallery from May 29 – June 28 2015. http://www.michaelburrisjohnson.com

Artist Talk on “Grid Paintings”

Video and Written notes of an Artist Talk in the Nilson Gallery at Monmouth Museum, host to a cohesive body of paintings by Michael Burris Johnson. Part of the New Jersey Emerging Artist Series, this collection of oil paintings based on the grid occupied the gallery from May 29 – June 28 2015. http://www.michaelburrisjohnson.com

Art, Trauma & the Beyond of Being

An essay on Bracha Ettinger, David Foster Wallace, Gerhard Richter, & Anselm Kiefer.
Two videos: Ettinger at EGS and John Walsh at Yale on History Painting.

Art, Trauma & the Beyond of Being

An essay on Bracha Ettinger, David Foster Wallace, Gerhard Richter, & Anselm Kiefer.
Two videos: Ettinger at EGS and John Walsh at Yale on History Painting.

Passages on the Grid

Passages on the Grid   3 modes of thought             FOREWORD This writing is an exercise of reflection on the grid as a form of expression in painting. The distinctions that are created in this writing are distinctions that

Passages on the Grid

Passages on the Grid   3 modes of thought             FOREWORD This writing is an exercise of reflection on the grid as a form of expression in painting. The distinctions that are created in this writing are distinctions that

Ancient Babylonian Art, Cy Twombly, Michel Foucault

There is no difference between marks and words in the sense that there is between observation and accepted authority, or between verifiable fact and tradition. The process is everywhere the same: that of the sign and its likeness, and this

Ancient Babylonian Art, Cy Twombly, Michel Foucault

There is no difference between marks and words in the sense that there is between observation and accepted authority, or between verifiable fact and tradition. The process is everywhere the same: that of the sign and its likeness, and this

Michel Foucault – The Archaeology of Knowledge – part III

Michel Foucault The Archaeology of Knowledge PART III The Statement and the Archive  This post is a continuation of an exercise with The Archaeology of Knowledge, by Michel Foucault. A previous post addressed part I-II of the book, Archaeology of

Michel Foucault – The Archaeology of Knowledge – part III

Michel Foucault The Archaeology of Knowledge PART III The Statement and the Archive  This post is a continuation of an exercise with The Archaeology of Knowledge, by Michel Foucault. A previous post addressed part I-II of the book, Archaeology of

Michel Foucault – The Archaeology of Knowledge – part I-II

Michel Foucault Archaeology of Knowledge Part I-II Blogger’s Intro I’ve recently finished reading The Archaeology of Knowledge, by Michael Foucault. What I’m going to attempt to do here on the blog, is to go through the book a second time,

Michel Foucault – The Archaeology of Knowledge – part I-II

Michel Foucault Archaeology of Knowledge Part I-II Blogger’s Intro I’ve recently finished reading The Archaeology of Knowledge, by Michael Foucault. What I’m going to attempt to do here on the blog, is to go through the book a second time,

Notes on Painting, 2013

Notes, 2013 I have become deeply engaged in a pursuit in painting. I am pursuing the creation of art. Art seems to me the best example of our ability to come closer to what lies just beyond life: the eternal,

Notes on Painting, 2013

Notes, 2013 I have become deeply engaged in a pursuit in painting. I am pursuing the creation of art. Art seems to me the best example of our ability to come closer to what lies just beyond life: the eternal,