Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018
If you could see my thoughts you would see our faces
Sunday, February 25, 2018


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"When I reflect on where I am here in my 30s I often think about the multiple tuck-ins you were done with when you were my age, in Pasadena, shouldering your multiple griefs alone--"

Tuesday, February 20, 2018



Photography after photography after photography

A new piece of what is now apparently called long-form criticism, coming here in a while.

Under discussion: Jessica Eaton; Lucas Blalock; Marten Elder; Scott McFarland; Kate Steciw; Owen Kydd; Thomas Albdorf; Marina Pinsky & others.

Image: Jessica Eaton, cfaal (mb RGB) 18, 2010
Saturday, February 17, 2018
"In the end, the only thing that could create the necessary traction in our minds was the intimate loss of the things we loved." (Zadie Smith)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018

Also: Fairfield Porter, Forsythia and Pear in Bloom, 1968

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Fairfield Porter, Sunrise on South Main Street, 1973

Ali Smith, author
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Attorney General of Canada (

Don Morgan, Attorney General of Saskatchewan (

Ms. Wilson-Raybould; Mr. Morgan:

I am a Canadian citizen and settler resident on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

I write to you today with regard to Gerald Stanley’s acquittal in the shooting death of Colten Boushie.

Criminal trial verdicts are judgments on individuals’ actions at specific points in time, but they also send messages about the behaviors that the society that created those laws is willing to accept or condone.

Like my indigenous friends, and many other concerned Canadians, I am deeply offended and saddened by Stanley’s acquittal.

Stanley was acquitted by an all white jury, whose ethnic makeup was not reflective of the community in which the shooting occurred.

The jury verdict says, in essence, that the life of a young indigenous man is worth about as much as a coyote’s or a wolf’s, feral animals that can be put down if they stray onto settlers’ property.

The verdict has cheered Canada’s burgeoning population of alt-right activists, who now feel emboldened to attack and harass indigenous people everywhere in Stanley’s name.

The verdict also makes a mockery of federal and provincial governments’ attempts at reconciliation with indigenous people. Reconciliation for settler governments’ genocidal policies toward indigenous people must involve more than words.

When there is no justice for indigenous people, there can be no hope of reconciliation.

I urge you to appeal the Stanley verdict. The facts of the case dictate a different outcome. Indigenous people – indeed, all Canadians – deserve a more just and fitting verdict.

Sincerely yours,

Christopher Brayshaw
Saturday, February 10, 2018




FKD, 2018

Chelsea (2), 2018

Study for Ali Smith : How to be Both : 2014, 2018
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Chelsea, 2018
Sunday, February 04, 2018
 "Cezanne's Doubt," by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

"Just as we may observe the movements of an unknown animal without understanding the law that inhabits and controls them, so Cezanne's observers did not divine the transmutations he imposed on events and experiences; they were blind to his significance, to that glow from out of nowhere which surrounded him from time to time. But he himself was never at the center of himself: nine days out of ten all he saw around him was the wretchedness of his empirical life and of his unsuccessful attempts, the debris of an unknown celebration. Yet it was in the world that he had to realize his freedom, with colors upon a canvas. It was from the approval of others that he had to await the proof of his worth. That is why he questioned the picture emerging beneath his hand, why he hung on the glances other people directed toward his canvas. That is why he never finished working. We never get away from our life. We never see ideas or freedom face to face."
Saturday, February 03, 2018

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