November 25, 2013
I’m proud to announce the launch of a CAS Special Issue featuring new essays on New York, with work by myself and co-fellows from the 2010 NYU Fulbright Summer Institute. You can download it here. The issue was guest edited by my awesome colleagues, and it’s a great testament to the cohort and the program. This is us:
We really are this cool.
August 5, 2013
More art for you all: I reviewed the James Turrell retrospective at LACMA for this is tomorrow, and you can read it here . The pieces have secret doors that make them accessible to disabled people, which is great.
July 18, 2013
My recent review of the Hammer Museum’s Artschwager retrospective is now live at this is tomorrow. I love the fact that Artschwager began making funny, antisocial art objects in his forties after a lifetime doing the kind of thing people describe as a proper job.
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June 26, 2013
You can read my guest blog Order and Magic over at the talented and inspirational E. Amato’s blog Zestyverse, featuring artwork by Daniel Colvin. It’s mostly about cleaning, which I think is an underrated subject.
May 17, 2013
Today is my last day at the Getty Research Institute. No more labyrinthine circular marble Richard Meyer workspaces. I’ll miss all my incredibly talented colleagues, but not the 405 freeway.
May 14, 2013
I’m coming to the end of my graduate internship at the Getty, which has been wonderful, and taught me so much. There are exciting things happening in my life, but since I can’t yet officially announce them, I will share a very silly poem with you.
Dedicated to my friend Owen Duff, whose literary influences are significantly more interesting than this, but who giggled nonetheless.
April 28, 2013
My mother Kate McSherry lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease, known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in the US, one year ago today. She fought with dignity and good humour against a disease which progressively stripped her of her voice, then her ability to eat, walk, write, sit up, and eventually breathe.
Like everyone who knew her, I remember my mother as beautiful, quick to love and deeply generous, even in the middle of her final illness. There is a tribute fund in her name at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, where a donation can be made in her memory.
March 28, 2013
My review of Cyprien Gaillard’s solo New York show The Crystal World is now live on this is tomorrow. It was my first time visiting PS1, my first James Turrell, and my first Cyprien Gaillard show, and it was a beautiful snowy February day for doing new things. One especially nice thing was that Gaillard’s polaroid mosaics included images of my own home in Northern Ireland, the Bishop’s Gate and Dunluce Castle, among the post-Soviet dystopias and beer cans.
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March 20, 2013
Middlesex creative writing student Jini Subba published a recent interview with me on her blog: click here to read. Jini is currently developing a screenplay called Gravity.