Pareidolia for Relational Survival: Sculptures by Michelle Marcuse

This essay by Laurel McLaughlin is the second in a series of essays archiving one year of Grizzly Grizzly exhibitions, in celebration of our 10th year as an artist collective. Throughout the year, we will be collaborating with exhibiting artists and emerging and established writers to produce essays that critically reflect on the exhibitions and […]

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Destructive Plasticity as Creative Force, Thinking with Plakookee’s Eternal Cleanse: An Essay by Roksana Filipowska

We are pleased to have Roksana Filipowska join us again with her second essay for Speak Speak. In this recent  piece on Eternal Cleanse, Filipowsaka focuses her studies in plasticity to reveal “the flickering ontologies and cognitive slippages” that result from PLAKOOKEE’S  November exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly. This piece is the second in a series […]

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Leroy Johnson: Dogs/Walls/Dark Energy, An Essay by Olivia Jia

Olivia Jia’s essay on Leroy Johnson’s Dogs/Walls/Dark Energy is the first in a series of essays archiving one year of Grizzly Grizzly exhibitions, in celebration of our 10th year as an artist collective. Throughout the year, we will be collaborating with exhibiting artists and emerging and established writers to produce essays that critically reflect on the exhibitions […]

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Daniel Gerwin’s Online Conversation with Seth Koen and Skirmantas Pipas Regarding Their Exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly

Daniel Gerwin leads an online interview with exhibiting artists Seth Koen and Skirmantas Pipas. Their conversation reveals underlying connections through drawing, subtlety of form, and the quiet activation of space that was a hallmark of their exhibit last July, Formal Wonders & Wandering Forms.   Daniel Gerwin: Skip, your watercolors look a lot like studies […]

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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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