Whether through expansion or confusion, Pope.L plays with the instability of time and shows how tapping into this instability can unlock creative shifts in thinking.
Allison Conner's writing has appeared in Bitch, Full Stop, Triangle House Review, and elsewhere. She writes about movies and books at loosepleasures.substack.com
A Cryptic Dance Between Understanding and Incomprehension
Rather than dismissing illegibility as a lack of clarity, Steffani Jemison embraces opacity as a strategy that provides other ways of practicing freedom and connection.
Awakened by Matthew Thomas’s Spiritual Abstractions
By sharing his particular visual language, Thomas hopes to trigger our own connection to the divine.
Ulysses Jenkins, a Daring Video Artist, Expanded Ideas of Blackness
Jenkins’s videos do more than talk back to a racist screen.
Memories of a Refugee Camp Inspire a Graphic Designer
Amir Berbić created artworks that draw on his childhood in a Danish refugee camp, memories that counter the hostile rhetoric surrounding refugees.
Images of When the USSR Was an “Ally of Black Liberation Causes”
Most of the media was created to disseminate Communist principles, particularly anti-racism and anti-colonialism.
The Whirling, Spiritual Abstraction of June Edmonds
Full Spectrum spans 40 years of the artist’s career and provides an efficient crash course for anyone new to Edmonds’s work.
The Magnum Opus of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Influential Korean American Artist
Cha, who was murdered at 31 years old, explored the nuances of forced migration and language.
Jennifer Packer Portrays Friends Through the Haze of Memory
Packer processes the horror of 2020 into elegiac mood studies that wrestle with exhaustion, fear, and longing.
Kandis Williams’s Flourishing Black Feminist Vision
Williams, who just won the Made in LA award, readdresses harms wrought by capitalism, colonialism, and anti-Black rhetoric.
The Stunning Scope of Carrie Mae Weems’s Vision
A new book offers a deep dive into Weems’s influential career.
A 1970s Provocative Magazine That Fought Anti-Asian Sentiment
What started as a monthly paper in 1969 geared towards Asian American students at UCLA soon expanded to the greater Los Angeles community.