Click link for full text. Moving through the Pandemic with grace, writing slowed down, but art viewing never stops. Coverage below ranges from profiles, reviews, previews, interviews and features, all with a focus on contemporary art and culture. Love what you do, do what you love.
Artist Katherine Bernhardt—whose gestural, colorful and playful pieces feature a cast of nostalgic characters and iconography painted in a deliciously digestible way with drippy paint and broad strokes—teamed up with the Sloomoo Institute to make slime that ultimately benefits mental health organizations. While Gen X may lovingly recall the gooey substance from Nickelodeon shows like You Can’t Do That On Television and Double Dare, it’s had a recent resurgence via Instagram, TikTok and ASMR culture—thanks to the countless iterations possible and its stress-relieving nature.
For the collaboration, Bernhardt incorporates some of her favorite colors and motifs: watermelon slices, half-peeled bananas and fuchsia-hued goop. Dubbed “Hot Summer Sandía,” the slime (available in an edition of 1000) drops at Sloomoo Institute later today and 100% of the proceeds go to charities that focus on mental health: Sad Girls Club, Love is Louder, and NAMI. We spoke with the talented artist ahead of the release.
2020 was an unual year for everyone. We all had to change our lifestyles, our interactions, our relationships due to the COVID-19 virus. During this time, I was the happiest I'd been in many years, and also the saddest I'd been. The dichotomy of emotions was overwhelming to say the least. Through it all, I visited as much art as possible and this article speaks to that.
My interview with Performa's Job Piston on his curated, online initiative titled "Time Share" featuring a series of performances ranging from various years, all documenting time.
NYU Students had to leave the school property in favor of Zoom classes, and as a co-teacher in Lyle Ashton Harris's class, I can share insight as to what the experience has entailed.