As my writer’s residency in Welland continues due to COVID, I respond to several comments regarding workers and their well being, grounded within lessons learned (or forgotten) about labour, focused upon the Rose City’s history.
Lorena Ziraldo’s paintings are both vivid and subtle, offering quiet yet engaging scenes and vignettes rendered both roughly and realistically. I offer some thoughts on her work, in my latest artist feature.
Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen (2019) elaborates and expands the world Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created in their original series, offering a dark and fascinating vision of an alternate America. I offer some thoughts on LIndelof’s new chapter, as a fan of the original.
There’s been several conversations I’ve had with various artists and cultural workers over the past year, regarding ‘the problem of performance art.’ I gather some of these ideas – and opinions – here, to proffer some praise and dismissal of the often controversial platform of performance art.