Henry Wessel: “Vista Del Mar” (1995)

Vista Del Mar, 1995 By Doug Rickard Palm trees, baking sunshine and the beckoning call of Vista Del Mar (1995). The Hollywood glitz is gone, the water has dried up and the baking cracks of a barren road call out to the viewer that hope and dreams are just a mirage. The blazing sun is […]

Ron Jude: “Emmett” (2010)

By Doug Rickard, ASX, October 2010 The “past” is like a magical beast. At times, it makes me want to cry as a pit in my stomach hits with the power of a ton of bricks. At other times, I want to cackle and howl like a hyena as visions flood the head, pouring out […]

TODD HIDO: “Two Way Street”

By Doug Rickard, ASX, August 2009 Todd Hido’s new and unpublished work walks a fine line, a line that exists in the viewer rather than Todd. The work seems to come into existence through the eye’s of a smeared-single-pane-window voyeurish fog. It is the adult-white-male fog of childhood memories, and the mental hot-iron-branding of broken […]

JULIANA BEASLEY: “Last Stop – Rockaway Park”

When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, what will I be Will I be pretty, will I be rich Here’s what she said to me… Que Sera, Sera, Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours, to see Que Sera, Sera What will be, will be… (Doris Day – Que […]

TEMA STAUFFER: “American Stills”

“Wonder Power Activate – Form of Tema – Form of America” Let’s just call it “T-America”. Tema Stauffer’s got her finger on the trigger, Tema Stauffer’s got her finger on the pulse… Tema’s got the vibe, oh yeah, Tema’s got the energy, oh yeah… Tema is feelin’ it. Tema’s… an American girl, yes she is […]