Two Spiders: An Essay by Jeanne Vaccaro on Chris Bogia and Jesse Harrod’s Exhibit at GrizzlyGrizzly

Hapticality, the capacity to feel through others, for others to feel through you, for you to feel them feeling you. To feel others is unmediated, immediately social, amongst us, our thing. —Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, “Hapticality, or Love”   In The Estrangement Principle poet Ariel Goldberg writes of their “routine obsession” with “collecting the […]

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The Golgi Apparatus: An Essay by C.J. Stahl on Tyler Kline’s Exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly

Philadelphia based artist and curator C.J. Stahl immerses himself in Tyler Kline’s April exhibit, The Golgi Apparatus, exploring the interconnectedness between the artist’s materials and practice, his collaborators, the collective, and the sharing of a creative act. In preparing for this post, I thought that I would do all the things that one does to […]

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Come and Wrap Around Me: Alan Beyersdorf Muses About Grizzly Grizzly Exhibit “Sadly, Occupied”

Philadelphia based writer, Alan Beyersdorf, contemplates the work of Gary Kachadourian and Michael Siporin Levine in Grizzly Grizzly’s March exhibit, Sadly, occupied. In his braided essay, Beyersdorf explores the efficacy of communication, thinking and the recognition of objects, meditation, Ohio, and memories of smoking cigarettes in his ‘97 Chevy Lumina. Come and Wrap Around Me There’s […]

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The Illusionist: An Interview with Brent Wahl by Robyn Wise

Brent Wahl, the multimedia artist behind the February exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly, Think Much, Cry Much, on working both against and within the photographic tradition, his perverse urge to conceal things, and the poetry of rocks. Since the early nineties, Philadelphia-based artist Brent Wahl has been sounding the conceptual depths of photography and sculpture with […]

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Reasoned Likelihood / Instinctive Naturalness / Future Imperfect Continuous: A Curatorial Exchange With Arlington Arts Center

For our May and June shows, Grizzly Grizzly developed a two-part exchange exhibition with Karyn Miller, Director of Exhibitions at the Arlington Arts Center [AAC] in Virginia. This two-month series features work by the AAC Artists in Residence, viewed through the lens of two creative hypotheses: Instinct and Reason. In the May iteration, titled Reasoned […]

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Picturing Places of Rupture and Change: An Essay by Kelsey Halliday Johnson

Grizzly Grizzly’s April exhibit, Foraged, features the photography of Anna Collette and the small sculpture of Jessica Lund-Higgins. In a show that rethinks traditional divides between artist and landscape, Kelsey Halliday Johnson (artist, writer, and art historian) explores the concept of nature as a human construct. Through a distinctly scientific framework, Johnson brings the subject […]

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It’s my Party [and I’ll Cry if I Want to]: An Essay by Cindy Stockton Moore

Grizzly Grizzly member, Cindy Stockton Moore responds to the three-person March exhibition, ‘It’s my Party [and I’ll Cry if I Want to]’ featuring Christine Buckton Tillman, Janell Olah, and Christine Shields. Grizzly Grizzly’s March exhibition has all the makings of a memorable get together: eccentric guests, colorful decorations, a show-stopping cake, even a catchy soundtrack. […]

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