Posts Tagged ‘labor’

Odd Jobs: Lenka Clayton

Lenka Clayton. Sculpture For The Blind, By The Blind, 2017; plaster, linen, wood, Braille sign, mounted digital photograph, portfolio of photographs. Courtesy of the artist. Photos: Carlos Avendano

Welcome back to Odd Jobs, where I interview artists about their varied and non-traditional career arcs. For this installment I spoke with Lenka Clayton, whose works include hand-numbering 7,000 stones, searching for all 613 people mentioned in a single edition of a German newspaper, and reconstituting a lost museum from a sketch on the back of an envelope. Her practice exaggerates and alters the accepted rules of[…..]

Interview with Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas. Question Bridge, 2013 at the Missouri History Museum.

Hank Willis Thomas has long illuminated the histories of racialized labor, Black cultural economies, politically crafted imagery, and their cumulative roads to revolution. His keen examinations of political gesture are steadily outgrowing their categorization as visual art and becoming increasingly discursive projects rooted in actualization. On the heels of his recent exhibition at Savannah College of Art and Design, Willis Thomas offers new avenues for[…..]

Odd Jobs: Amir H. Fallah

Amir H. Fallah. Moment of reflection. 2016; acrylic and collage on paper mounted to canvas; 48"x48". Courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles.

Welcome to Odd Jobs, where I interview artists about their varied and untraditional career arcs. For this installment I spoke on the telephone with Amir H. Fallah, whose work examines the conceits of portraiture, making its tropes the objects of manipulation and obfuscation. Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, he received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in painting[…..]

Odd Jobs: Conor Fields

Conor Fields. Achaemedis Screw. 2014; cooler, 55 gallon drum, PVC, motor, charcoal, water, nylon tubing, water jug, step stool, bucket, wheel rim, bicycle tube; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Welcome back to Odd Jobs, where I interview artists about their varied and untraditional career arcs. For this installment I spoke with Conor Fields. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2008 and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2013. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Rome. Fields lives and works[…..]

Odd Jobs: Jade Gordon/My Barbarian

Odd Jobs is a column exploring artists’ varied and untraditional career arcs. For this installment, I spoke with Jade Gordon. She earned an MA in Applied Theater from University of Southern California (USC), has taught at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and the Stella Adler Academy, and is a co-owner of Wombleton Records. In 2000, with Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, she formed My[…..]

Help Desk: Are You Experienced?

Bob and Roberta Smith. All schools should be art schools, n.d.

Help Desk is where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to contemporary art. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Do you have any advice for an artist seeking an art teaching position? I have an MFA in drawing and work across all mediums. I once led a two-week workshop with[…..]

Odd Jobs: Danielle Dean

Danielle Dean. Hexafluorosilicic, 2015; installation view at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the artist.

Welcome back to Odd Jobs, where artists talk about their varied and nontraditional career arcs. For this installment, I spoke to Danielle Dean—born to a Nigerian father and an English mother in Alabama—whose interdisciplinary practice draws from this multinational background. Her work explores the interpellation of thoughts, feelings, and social relations by power structures working through news, advertising, political speech, and digital media. She has[…..]