Kevin McNamee-Tweed’s Literature
For his debut solo show Literature, at Steve Turner Gallery, Kevin McNamee-Tweed presents a collection of diverse, multimedia works. Many of these works share the same fragmented qualities of the aforementioned examples—autonomous pieces of an imagined whole. Hooded figures, a mushroom, clutching hands, a whirring, yellow fan—all cast in roles across relief sculptures, paintings, and glazed ceramics.
Personality Over Persona: Fiona Alison Duncan
Fiona Duncan has a knack for plucking just the right detail for each frame, and the novel benefits from the otherworldly voice that appears in all her work: her celebrity profiles, artist interviews, spiritual reportings, her diary-essays or cultural commentary. In the novel she thunders and weaves enlightenments on the complicated frilliness of girlhood, walking the radioactive sunsets of LA, wading through a warbly love affair. It’s a balm on an internet-addled brain that searches instinctively for a linear trajectory to grab onto. This book presents other options. Resolving things is not the point.
Jennifer J. Lee’s Cold Turkey
While advances in technology have finessed the quality of images that populate our channels of observation, no matter how HD an image, zoomed in it’s still pixels. This phenomenon is echoed in the work of artist, Jenny J. Lee. Cold Turkey, presented by Lulu, features small-scale works in large spacious rooms and echoing hallways. The works are painted on jute—its sizeable, open teeth parrot the topographic aesthetic of pixels. A stack of tires, a pile of pumpkins gnarled with edemas, an old stone facade overgrown with ivy—snapshots that echo the banality of image production heighten this digital aesthetic by virtue of its paradoxical, traditional execution. If you look closely, how clearly do you really see?
Chelsea Culprit’s Nocturnal Chimeras
Published in Issue 19 Elastic Chimeras Unbound and Regenerating, 2019, Lulu Gallery Chelsea Culprit’s work is dedicated to the motion of women, in particular the motion of work, and how labour transforms the body. Her paintings explore the female nude as it becomes classed and gendered, then mutated by the flows of capital into an…
Liquid Asset Editorial Mix
The North-Carolina-based hardware techno producer is known for her heavy, rave-oriented mutations of classic dance music. Building her own electronics since 2010, Liquid Asset uses many different machines, including her own modified x0xb0x to create quintessential hacker jams. Equating sounds to “tools,” Liquid Asset uses long numerical guides and patterns to create her multi-machine live sets. Her mix for Editorial is equally mechanic, utilitarian and intense.
Premiere: Cover Girl Horror Movie
We’re thrilled to present our first ever in-house horror movie, Cover Girl. Follow beautiful model Sofia on her terrifying journey to be the next Editorial Magazine Cover Girl. This film explores the horrors of the fashion industry, and the often demonic forces behind indie print mags. Starring real life editor Olivia Whittick as Sofia. Editorial Magazine – where…
Halloween Special: Tyler Thacker
Moving from the bedroom to airplanes, bed bugs have found a new home. A cheaper alternative to sugar, high fructose corn syrup increases the risk of fatty liver disease, obesity, inflammation, and diabetes. Tyler Thacker’s foray into hyper-realism offers an insidious snapshot of the hyper-ominous afterglow of a contemporary zeitgeist’s shelf-life in a capitalist system. Halloween is always a little frightening, sure, but what’s truly terrifying are the reverberating specters of consumers navigating globalization: aka each one of US! Itching, scratching and gouging our way toward an uncertain future.
Barn Hallows Halloween Special – Darby Milbrath
WARNING: The music you are about to hear is terrifying, not for the faint of heart. For this years’ annual Halloween mix from Darby Milbrath, we’re treated to a truly fearsome sound collage that may just bring you to tears. Spirit music, harmonic chants, nuns, and demonic whisperings from Charles Manson, Darby’s mix is a…
Halloween Special: Olga Abeleva
Is that a monster under my bed, or is it me? Olga Abeleva’s characters, while verging on fantasy, are relatable. They occupy quotidian planes in moments that seem to exist in the psychic space that prefaces a disaster—flames licking the edges of a curtain; a scorned lover chain smoking woefully outside, plotting revenge; a cockroach scuttling toward an unassuming hand; a knife dancing between flesh. Almost as if each painting is a window into the same world, these characters coexist, unaware of the inevitable tragedy doomed to befall them. Sounds pretty scary, right? What’s scarier is thinking about all the ways in which you, dear reader, are unaware of the doom that’s waiting for you—just around the corner! – Rebecca Storm
Halloween Special: Bea Parsons
In the week leading up to October 31st, we will be sharing the bone-chilling work of some of our favourite freaky artists, alongside a hair-raisingly festive little interview! What if you burned everything you feared down to the ground? A smouldering heap of ghosts. Is dominating your fears synonymous with escaping them? Bea Parsons’ work feels…
Char Esme’s Faces
Walking down a dark slanted street in Queens, NY, flickering street lamp, the faint smell of compost. Suddenly overcome with the feeling of dizziness, anxiety, and nausea, you stumble to the edge of the road, sliding yourself against the wall, step by step closer to home. Your grasp on reality is loosening rapidly, like a rope…
Faye Wei Wei at Cob Gallery
Stream of consciousness—Joyce’s pioneering practice of depicting an uninterrupted flow of a character’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions—seems to have inspired several of Wei Wei’s works. A stream of consciousness, fervor and melancholy, dribbling and splashing onto the canvas after a thaw. Harlequin spectres in cream and muted peach, the neatly angular folds of a pansy rendered in denim blue—murky phantoms of intimacy haunt the shadows of a revery in these large-scale paintings. To immerse yourself in This Golden Yesterday’s Sleep Upon the Iris is just as Joyce put it—to think you’re escaping only to run into yourself.
Delphine Hennelly’s Wandering Players
Delphine Henelly’s paintings connote the Elizabethan era as much as they remind one of thumbing through the brittle, faded pages of an old comic book—misaligned, pointillated and ink splotched. Characters wander the pastoral landscapes, idle hands plucking fruit from trees or caressing the shoulder of a loved one.
Ed Emshwiller’s Sunstone
Ed Emshwiller’s prolific, avant-garde, and under-recognized body of work spans hundreds of sci-fi book covers, early computer animation, and dance. His 1979 video art piece Sunstone is an example of early computer animation. The video is playful, a smiling sun loses it’s tongue only to have it return to it’s face and transform into a…
Lauren Satlowski presented by DM Office
Lauren Satlowski proves again her masterly over light, casting each figure in an unearthly glow. A Hollywood home undergoing a visitation, a woman realizing something is terribly wrong – the feeling that Satlowski’s choice of subjects is random only drives harder at the mystery within them. Satlowski’s paintings feel nightmarish, like something we weren’t supposed to notice, a blip in reality.
Jen Shear’s Joan’s World
There’s something that’s at once sterile and somadic about the concept of outer space. To be rocketed upward, isolated in a tiny vessel, piercing the belly of the sky and penetrating the atmosphere. The same such tension is present in Joan’s World, a solo exhibition from LA-based artist, Jen Shear. Steel walls and ceramic tiled floors are the foundation to Shear’s interdisciplinary works, creating an environment that synthesizes industrial aesthetics with the human hand. Shear’s collage pieces function as remembrances—including tokens, ephemera, and patterns, often repeating like morse code. A snapshot, or message, maybe meant for someone far off in the multiverse.
Soda Lite – Barroco Mix
Our next Editorial mix is brought to you from Soda Lite, aka Alex Last. Soda Lite’s expertly researched compilations of classical, ambient, and field recordings are essential listening for painters, writers, or those simply looking to connect with the rhythms of nature.
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