Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 4

During World War II, Helen and many other women were suddenly called to the workforce as men served in the U.S. Military. Helen remained in Asheville and went to work as an office clerk in the downtown Grove Arcade, which remains there to this day. An abundance of letters between Helen and Albert now sitContinue reading “Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 4”

Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 2

In high school during the Great Depression, Helen Lineberry (then Helen Howerton) took classes at the WPA art center in Asheville, NC. While we know a great deal in general about the WPA (Works Progress Administration) program established under the Roosevelt, I have yet to find a great deal about this particular art center inContinue reading “Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 2”

Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 1

As you’ll notice in my introductory post, my thesis work incorporates imagery derived from the 1929 drawings created by a 10-year-old Helen Lineberry (then Helen Howerton), who also happened to be my grandmother. These images were incorporated from an ongoing project which sought to aggregate and develop the legacy of Helen Lineberry’s lifetime of artworkContinue reading “Helen Lineberry: Notes for an Art History – Part 1”

Southern Architecture, Beverly Buchanan, and William Christenberry

In graduate school I began to reckon more with the specters of homophobia in the Southern architectures. Above are but two examples. The Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (the first of the donut chain in the nation) has been rumored by local gay lore to have been a popular cruising site in the mid-to-latterContinue reading “Southern Architecture, Beverly Buchanan, and William Christenberry”

Kinstitutional Critique – Part 3

I continue to re-trace steps from my graduate thesis exhibition and accompanying paper. This post was going to focus on the rhetorical arguments which conjoin legacies of “critiquable” art institutions (which gave rise to institutional critique as a practice) and the family-as-institution from an Enlightenment genealogy. Maybe it’s more important that you know it existsContinue reading “Kinstitutional Critique – Part 3”

Kinstitutional Critique – Part 2

To follow up on the last post, I think it’s worth noting what this idea of kinstitutional critique looks like in my own practice. Before adding kinship into the equation, my history certainly has petty attempts at institutional critique. One that has stuck around with me is titled “White Cube Roller Rink: A Leisurely ActContinue reading “Kinstitutional Critique – Part 2”

Kinstitutional Critique – Part 1

One of the first ideas I want to dig into in response to my thesis mentioned in my previous post is the notion of “kinstitutional critique.” For the uninitiated, this term plays on contemporary art strategies called institutional critique (IC), whereby artists critique the institutions which host creative and artistic practices and exhibitions such asContinue reading “Kinstitutional Critique – Part 1”

Introduction

Hi there! Welcome to the inaugural post of my blog ❤ Blogs may seem retrograde but I think that makes it the perfect amount of pressure. One can also stretch their legs a bit more. I just finished my MFA in May and am eager to share what I’m making and processing. Some of myContinue reading “Introduction”