Fray, by Julia Bryan-Wilson (Chicago). Combining history and criticism, this study of textile crafting highlights its social and political aspects. Bryan-Wilson explores items as varied as the Cockettes’ drag-queen costumes, Chilean arpilleras that documented Pinochet’s dictatorship, and the ideological rifts occasioned by the AIDSquilt. Discussing current crafting trends within the context of globalized mass […]

Dialogue and criticism are integral to a vibrant arts community. With this view, I’ve invited Julia Couzens to write and edit posts about exhibitions and artists exhibiting at PSG. I’m excited and honored she has agreed to launch this experimental project – stay tuned!!! JULIA COUZENS is an artist who also writes about contemporary art. […]

Written by Julia Couzens Crusty, clotted, stacked, stamped, skewered and pinched, the ceramic art of Tony Marsh, Nancy Selvin, and Linda Sormin demonstrates clay’s power to defy expectations, to pick apart genre hierarchies, and to vehemently advocate for sensual exuberance. As a repository of touch, clay is unparalleled. As a medium for excavating social constructs, […]