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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The Feeling Of Being In A Room With A Television: An Essay by Morgan Hamilton on Tear It Up, Tear It Down

The Feeling Of Being In A Room With A Television was written by Morgan Hamilton in response to the Grizzly Grizzly exhibit, Tear It Up, Tear It Down.  The Featured animations and videos of Martha Colburn, Kelly Gallagher, and Kelly Sears are aggressively subversive in both content and form. Each artist tears up image and […]

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On Plasticity and Plate Tectonics: An Essay by Roksana Filipowska on the Digital Soft Exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly

On Plasticity and Plate Tectonics was written by Roksana Filipowska, in response to the recent four person show, Digital ≈ Soft, including work by Tim Cross, Cable Griffith, Rob Rhee, Susan Robb. Hailing from Seattle, the four Digital ≈ Soft artists demonstrate a way of working that is conceptually informed by contemporary digital realities and strongly […]

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Wearing Words: An Essay by Nishat Hossain on the work of Brendan Fernandes, Adrienne Gaither and Liss LaFleur at Grizzly Grizzly

Wearing Words was written by Nishat Hossain in response to a recent three person exhibit at Grizzly Grizzly, Tongues, Ties, in which Hossain teases out and explores the relational underpinnings of the exhibit. The opening shot of Brendan Fernandes’ Foe (2016) confronts us with a mouth straining to produce bizarre phonemes, then cuts to an […]

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As We Learn to Speak As Prophets: An Essay by Tyler Kline on “Tunapu”, An Exhibit by Terra Fuller and Reuben Lorch-Miller at Grizzly Grizzly

This short essay was written by Tyler Kline in response to Terra Fuller and Reuben Lorch-Miller’s Grizzly Grizzly exhibition, Tunapu. Using Tunapu as a thematic map, Kline links concurrent exhibits at Automat, The Great Far Beyond, Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The title, Tunapu, refers to a term in Rukwangali culture describing the path […]

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