Torbjørn Rødland: ‘Sasquatch Century’ – Pathology of a Sacred Striptease

Theirs will be a genetic lineage where Eden’s vast land has been bulldozed over for that of another Wal-Mart parking lot where their future generations will congregate to buy house paint while sipping numbness-inducing frozen latte’s from the Starbucks within.     By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, June 2015 It, to him, presents a stranglehold investigation […]

The Enemy Today: ‘Let Us Now Praise Infamous Men’

  For the authors Feuerhelm and Salu, theirs’ is an act of frustration at our willingness to sit back and be spoon-fed bullshit while behind us a cartoon mouse holds a gun to our head.   By Poppy Coles, June 2015 This book reads as an unrelenting portrait of “the enemy” today. Using the historic […]

Auto-Erotic Post-Coital Bliss – Lotte Reimann ‘Jaunt’

The duo had created the membrane of their meeting based on the physicality of the auto and their drive to intertwine their bodies through their primary, yet graceless couplings via a chance meeting in an etherized world of electronic falsettos and cum-soaked chat rooms.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 The sun stretched lithely […]

Thomas Ruff ‘Sterne’ – Grand Design, Unknowing Darkness

It suggests that the first “thing” or structure to deploy God’s image as creator is that of an “unknowing”, a design for which, he had to create its anti-thesis.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, May 2015 Sterne is something of a conjecture in the cartography of the heavens. It is perhaps an anti-empirical look into […]

Todd Hido: “House Hunting” (2001)

“Todd Hido’s large color photographs of suburbia are lonely, forlorn, mysterious… and strangely comforting. Hido photographs the interior rooms of repossessed tract homes, and the outsides of similar houses at night whose habitation is suggested by the glow of a television set or unseen overhead bulb. Seldom does the similar evoke such melancholy. Yet rather […]

Mike Brodie: “Tones of Dirt and Bone”

The images in Tones of Dirt and Bone were made between 2004 and 2006, with a Polaroid camera and Time Zero film. Brodie used the characteristics and limitations inherent to this type of camera and film to his advantage. The portraits he made are further enhanced by the peculiar color palette of the film. Due […]

Undigestible Dreams of America – Alec Soth ‘Songbook’

Near Kaaterskill Falls, 2012 @ Alec Soth , courtesy Fraenkel Gallery and Sean Kelly Gallery  “If today I look back on this morning, then I get an image of what I saw this morning. But if tonight, I’m thinking back on this morning, then what I’m really recalling is not the first image, but the […]

Ed Ruscha on Route 66, Making Books and “Choppy Movement”

“So in a sense they (books) had no–there was no school of thought, and I felt at that time that it was unexplored. That’s one reason it attracted me.” MR. KARLSTROM: What about your books? This is a last thing that I’d like to at least get started on. You have created I don’t know […]