Notes from the painter’s studio

Contemporary Painting, the Artist’s Studio and the Production of Knowledge. This text responds to a six month collaborative research group on ‘the artists studio’ with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, facilitated by Nathan O’Donnell. February – August 2020. Both the discipline of painting and the tradition of the artist’s studio may first appear moreContinue reading “Notes from the painter’s studio”

‘Looking Again’; Minor Practices within Contemporary Painting and the Production of Knowledge

This blog post introduces my current research, focusing on my proposal to ‘look again’ at contemporary painting practices as a form of knowledge production, by shifting our attention to how the viewer encounters the work. Future posts will expand on, put into practice, and perform the methodology introduced here.  My proposal to ‘look again’, asContinue reading “‘Looking Again’; Minor Practices within Contemporary Painting and the Production of Knowledge”

Notes from not in the studio

This text was written in lock-down, as part of a research group on the artist’s studio with the Irish Museum of Modern Art That line of Adorno’s, that to write poetry after Auschwitch is barbaric (1949), keeps drifting into my head. I think about it differently now than I did before.  A friend of mine,Continue reading “Notes from not in the studio”

Dear Chris Kraus,

Dear Chris Kraus, I am moved to write to you in my attempt to think through that which has fixed in my mind after re-reading Aliens and Anorexia, and returning to I Love Dick also, ideas that are  difficult to fix into writing. Many of the recurrent compulsions in your writing; female sexuality, putting theContinue reading “Dear Chris Kraus,”