Humid and Moist, a High-Definition Look at Bush in Minter’s ‘Plush’

  The pubes, natural, died white or starchy, mascara-black, are run through by fingers, caressed, teased out and tugged on.     By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 To talk about Plush in the typical language of criticism, to say it is warm, close or intimate is understatement tantamount to mistruth. Marilyn Minter’s book is […]

Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA (2014)

 @ Óscar Monzón Pierced privacies served up hot and cold in KARMA.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, December 2014 Óscar Monzón’s Karma is a book of shining surfaces on glossy paper, of sharp colors and high saturation but cold affect. As a document, Karma confounds interpretation by absence of context. There is almost no language to the […]

Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman

To interpret Woodman’s work entirely through her death is reductive and backwards-facing. It’s the stated goal of this monograph to set aside the dominant interpretation of Woodman’s work, which sees her photography as an anticipation of her suicide. Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman By Owen Campbell, ASX, […]

Daido Moriyama – “Labyrinth” (2012)

Honesty and reality are the wrong type of word to describe the work of a man with a camera. Labyrinth especially is not photography representing reality, but photography representing photography.

Raymond Pettibon – “Black Flag – The Art of Punk” (2013)

On the first episode of “The Art of Punk” we dissect the art of the legendary Black Flag. From the iconic four bars symbols, to the many coveted and collected gig flyers, singles, and band t-shirts, all depicting the distinctive Indian ink drawn image and text by artist Raymond Pettibon. We start off in Los […]