Sunday this and that

Amazing, thoughtful review of Sid Sachs’ Seductive Subversion show (originating at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery and now at the Brooklyn Museum) by Ken Johnson in Friday’s NY Times.  The show is Sachs’ original scholarship on the Women of Pop era, long unsung and overlooked.

Rosalyn Drexler, Study for Men Machines_1965

The show has legs.  After Philadelphia, it was shown at Lincoln Nebraska’s Sheldon Museum of Art and now at the Brooklyn Museum (to Jan. 9).  Next, it travels to Tufts University Art Galllery in Medford, MA (Jan. 20-April 3, 2011).

Sid introduced us to Rosalyn Drexler in 2004 when he gave her a solo show at Rosenwald Wolf Gallery — a kind of warm up for women of Pop.  We have championed Drexler’s art ever since. We say, congratulations, Sid and thanks!


New poetry and video publication

We heard about ONandOnScreen from Philadelphia poet Thomas Devaney. The publication pairs poems and videos to create something that’s bigger and stranger than either the poem or the video. Definitely worth a visit. The second issue of the quarterly publication just went live. Tom writes: “We’ve had great feedback about the Emily Dickinson pairing and the poet and art writer Bill Berkson’s pairing.” It make sense that some of the poets included such as Vincent Katz (Alex Katz’s son) in the first issue have been working on projects that combine words and images for many years. Yum!

West Prize reminder


It’s nearly half a year since we put something up about the West Prize changes. The deadline for applications is fast approaching–Nov. 1. Here’s the info and application.

William Kentridge reminder

The Art 21 film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible takes place Oct. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings it says; not a good sign).