• Issue 15 Foreword

    If Installation’s 15th Issue were a sitcom, it’s title would be something like “the one written in the artist’s words.”  For the first time each editorial department is written by a different contributor and thus the magazine reads with a crescendo of nuance and perspective.  Contributing Editor Daniel Rolnik visited Jen Stark’s Los Angeles studio […]

    A. Moret No responses July 6, 2013
  • Chandler McWilliams: Reconsidering the Critique

     A recent MFA graduate of CalArts, artist Chandler McWilliams examines the scrutiny that every art student endures- the critique. The group critique has taken on a nearly mythological status as the centerpiece of the contemporary MFA program.  As such it is occasionally attacked as pompous, ineffective, or futile.  Its detractors suggest that a crit is […]

    Chandler McWilliams No responses July 6, 2013
  • Gabriel de la Mora: Lost in the Method

    Hair, eggshells, and Post-its transform once they enter Gabriel de la Mora’s laboratory.  Equipped with unique tools, the craftsman transmutes discarded materials into detailed works of art driven by process and investigation.  As he expresses, “My definition of art is parallel with the definition of energy, stated as: Art is not created or destroyed, it […]

    Lily Duarte One response July 6, 2013
  • Jason Guo: Gallery as Laboratory

    A student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jason Guo creates cerebral, conceptual works loaded with a complex methodology and riddled with satire.     In LSD- 25 Without Urine and Wine, I commissioned a chemistry student from the University of Chicago to synthesize a special form of the hallucinogenic drug: Lysergic acid […]

    Jason Guo One response July 6, 2013
  • Alana Dee Haynes: Woven with Ink

    Through a sequence of intricate gestures, Alana Dee Haynes transforms photographs with delicate pen strokes.  A collection of photographs serves as the artist’s canvas to explore the human form and opportunity to apply texture. UNTITLED I had been experimenting with lace patterns for a few weeks when I came across this series of double exposure […]

    Alanda dee Haynes One response July 5, 2013
  • Jen Stark: One Million Pieces

    I first heard about Jen Stark in 2007, when she cut one million pieces of paper to create the sculpture How to Become a Millionaire in 100 Days.  I couldn’t get it off my mind as I drove out to her studio.  The first thing I asked was if her hands hurt by the end […]

    Daniel Rolnik 4 responses July 4, 2013