Emily Mae Smith’s art historical and illustrative paintings summon Marxist interpretations of the performativity of gender. by Frances Barker
The philosophical movement that has garnered the greatest attention and engaged most thoroughly with the present culture is speculative realism. Skye Priestley explores the components of speculative realist thought and ties them to the logos of current cultural production in Maine.
Jacob Fall questions how and why the term “Maine artist” is applied — and what that means for an artist’s identity and career.
A survey of curators, critics, and artists reveals what we think of as “Maine” art. Jacob Fall investigates in this introduction to a series.
Mariah Bergeron continues her serial on the New York art epicenter with a guide to using political, economic — and yes — artistic tools for taking over the (art) world.
Participant-made maps at the Institute for American Art in Portland, Maine, start to reveal different cultural understandings. by Chris Stiegler