Category Archives: Writing by Matt

Essay on Luke Rocha, 2012 CSF Visual Artist Fellow

This year I was flattered to have been asked to contribute an essay for the 2012 Charlotte Street Award winner exhibtion at the H+R Block Artspace. This award, given out by the commendable Charlotte Street Foundation, is one of the … Continue reading

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A Punch-the-Clock Kind of Art Making: Interview with Garry Noland.

Garry Noland is a talented, dedicated, and hard-working artist. He also happens to be a wonderful human being and I’m happy to call him a friend. Recently, I was asked to contribute some writing to the art blog Temporary Art … Continue reading

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On Brett Reif’s “Ask Not”

 I was asked to write this review for the exhibition Narrow Margins: 2011 KCAI Faculty Biennial. It was included as part of in interactive kiosk in the gallery. “Ask Not” is a teaser for Reif’s March 2012 exhibtion at the Kansas … Continue reading

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Thinking (about) Photography

Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute // The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, MO // July 24, 2010 – January 2, 2011 Robert Heishman (American, b. 1984), “Fixer,” archival inkjet print, 2007, printed … Continue reading

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Pricing the “Cool”

Hott Sheets // Wonder Fair Gallery // Lawrence, KS // June 25 – July 25 Hott Sheets has all the ingredients to be a cool exhibition: it’s in a cool gallery, in a cool location, with a bunch of cool work. But … Continue reading

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THERE’S ANOTHER ONE! A review of Antony Gormley’s ‘Event Horizon’

BY: MATT JACOBS Antony Gormley has established himself as one of today’s most prolific artists. While his work has received much critical acclaim, U.S audiences have often been left with glossy images from exhibition catalogues, online J-pegs, or perhaps been … Continue reading

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