Monthly Archives: October 2019

Woodcuts by Francisco Toledo

… Intense, scary, personal, sensual, funny, obscene, off-putting, the work of Francisco Toledo conjures all of those adjectives, and often at the same time, as the observer goes from one moment to the next, back and forth, again and again experiencing them. My attraction was […]

Summer Paintings by Joan Eardley

… I am not sure if these are all really summer paintings, but they all seem to have summer in them. The artist Robert Rhodes introduced me to Joan Eardley; I knew nothing about her—still don’t know a lot—but I find it interesting that she […]

from Nombres de las iguanas por Francisco Toledo

… From Nombres de las iguanas by Francisco Toledo, a book I have of his work without titles, dates, methods or materials, but from 1974 – 2001. Use your imagination; the artist certainly did. Francisco Toledo (1940 – 2019). Descansa en paz. … … … […]

Basil King reads The Green Man Comes to 4th Street, Number 7

… When I was visiting Basil and Martha King recently, BAZ took me upstairs to his studio to see what he has been working on since January, a series called The Green Man Comes to 4th Street, engaging portraits with intense gazes that look at […]

Mark Statman reads from Exile Home

… On September 15, tired as I was, I made my way to KGB for a poetry reading, and as soon as I got there, the atmosphere of the place began to resuscitate me. It was going to be, and it was, a great reading […]

Lynn McGee reads from Tracks

… Before I knew Lynn McGee was a poet, we worked together as colleagues, teachers at BMCC. We were working off campus at a public school on the Lower East Side, when one day she showed me a poem she’d written that had a wasp […]