Research Notes

i have read somewhere that thinking about happy moments makes you happy, feel positive, good. this was offered up as an antidote to loneliness; in other words, think negative thoughts and you’ll feel shitty. of course, this alone isn’t sufficient to changing your outlook on life; but it is one…

a short list: an artist that goes on and off the grid (agnes martin) an artists who gives up agency (charlotte posenenskly) an artist who refuses to be celebretized (cady noland) an artist who exits the art world in exchange for the real (laurie parsons) an artist that plays with…

There are now three rectangles in my studio room. One for office work, one for artwork, and one for yoga practice. The artwork rectangle is the new one. Before, that was all office. It was six feet long. But now, the office rectangle is four feet long, the art six…

During a studio visit from art dealer Arne Glimcher in 1976, Agnes Martin said, “When I work, I diet so as not to have any distraction from food. Sometimes I’ll eat only one thing, like bananas, and anytime I get hungry, I say, ‘Agnes, have another banana’ and that’s it,…

Again, as part of her biography, Agnes Martin sent a list to Arnold, an American art dealer, of the places she lived in and the ones she travelled in.1 Agnes Martin…I have lived in: Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Washington Oregon California Delaware New York New Mexico I have travelled in:…

The minimalist American painter, Agnes Martin (1912-2004), sent this list of places she worked at to Arnold (Arne Glimche), an American art dealer, as part of her biography.1 The range of her work experience, and her mobility within the work field, is impressive. I wondered how I would stack next…

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…the passage of time can be painful…waiting for things to happen, for something to change, waiting for traction. The problem sometimes is with getting caught up in the waiting, as if things are out of our control—which of course right now they are, to some extent. whenever I am waiting…

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To really get a sense of Kawara’s oeuvre and the resulting monumentality of his process, I find it is worth noting down his projects in list form (kind of), if only to just notice the life span of each series and his commitment to his work. Thinking Man and The…

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Continuing on with contributions to “On Kawara” (2002, Phaidon), Gary Neill Kennedy (a Canadian conceptual artist) shares his experience of meeting On in the late 60s in Nova Scotia. At that time, Kennedy was working at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. He mentions spending an…

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On Kawara (1932-2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City from 1965. “Kawara belonged to a broadly international generation of Conceptual artists that began to emerge in the mid-1960s, stripping art of personal emotion, reducing it to nearly pure information or idea and greatly playing down…

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