Tag Archives : Elaine Sexton

Elaine Sexton’s art criticism, poems, reviews, and visual works have appeared or are forthcoming online and in print with Art in America, ARTnews, Art New England, American Poetry Review, Oprah, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Plume and You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography. Her third collection of poetry, Prospect/Refuge, is forthcoming this year with The Sheep Meadow Press. Formerly a senior editor at ARTnews, she teaches text and image workshops at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University and privately. She is a member of the NBCC (National Book Critics Circle). elainesexton.org


Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    DOUBLE-CONSCIOIUSNESS: A Micro-Interview with Rachel Eliza Griffths by Elaine Sexton   ELAINE SEXTON: Among these photographs from your current exhibit, “American Stanzas,” (Poets House/NYC) is a self-portrait, an homage to the iconic painting, “The Two Fridas (1939)” by Frida Kahlo. This might be a good starting point to talk about the dual practice […]

Portrait of Ancestors Looking Through the Veil As I Look Back

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Aaron Smith

        INSIDE THE BOXES: A Micro-Interview with AARON SMITH by Elaine Sexton   ELAINE SEXTON: Aaron, it turns out you are an image-maker in two genres: poetry and collage. I first noticed your collages on social media. Your visual vocabulary, as in your poetry, is neither shy nor delicate. Yet, in the […]


Terry Castle

    Queer Forms: A Micro Interview with Terry Castle by Elaine Sexton     ELAINE SEXTON: When did you first apply your precision with details, keenly observed, to making visual works of art? In one striking essay in The London Review of Books you wrote about your last visit with Susan Sontag, a verbal […]

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"Sparkling River Tondo." Acrylic on Canvas (2011).

Rebecca Allan

    ABSTRACT IMAGES OF THE PLANET: A Micro-Interview with Rebecca Allan by Elaine Sexton   ES: We’ve selected a number of your tondinos, or globe-shaped works to feature in this issue, which you have made alongside your other landscape-oriented work for quite some time. Would you talk a bit about what led you to this […]


Katherine Bradford

    A FEELING OF LUMINOSITY: A Micro-Interview with Katherine Bradford by Elaine Sexton   ES: I’ve just come from “Fear of Waves,” an exhibition of your work at CANADA gallery in New York. These new painting are more complex than earlier work, incorporating aspects of “outer space” and on a much larger scale? Would you […]

“Fear of Waves.” Oil on Canvas (2015).

Rick Fox. "Nudge." Charcoal on Paper (2015).

Rick Fox

    HOW FAR I ALLOW MYSELF TO GO AWAY FROM THE WORLD: A Micro-Interview with Rick Fox by Elaine Sexton   ES: Until recently your exhibited work has been oil on canvas, close to abstract seascapes and landscapes, shapes on the edge of being identified as such. This new work, the subject of a recent […]


Janet Pierce

    MEDITATIVE PRACTICE HAS BECOME MY COUNTRY: A Micro-Interview with Janet Pierce by Elaine Sexton   ES: I’m sure I’m not the first to suggest a connection between this work and that of Mark Rothko, though with a more luminous dimension. They appeared to be shot through with light. I understand this is achieved […]

"T Om." Mixed-Media on Paper.

Adam Hurwitz

  Clipper from A Hurwitz Studio on Vimeo.   Sick Day from A Hurwitz Studio on Vimeo.   THE ACTUAL LIGHT IN A VIRTUAL SPACE: A Micro-Interview with Adam Hurwitz by Elaine Sexton   ES: Adam, I experience these short computer generated videos much like that of reading a poem. Both reward the reader/viewer who […]


Mark Wagner

  MONEY IS AN INHERENTLY VOYAGING THING: A Micro-Interview with Mark Wagner by Elaine Sexton   ES: Mark, your currency collages are a curious fit for our themed issue in that money travels and returns. There’s movement imbedded in your work not solely by the material you use, but also in the nature of your […]

"My Ghost," London GPS Map.

"Traverse Me"

Jeremy Wood

  THE SENSATION OF BEING LOST: A Micro-Interview with Jeremy Wood by Elaine Sexton   ES: Your project “My Ghost” depicts your daily life (2000-2012) in London in what looks like the visual equivalent of a cardiac MRI! Especially the ones on a dark background, both intimate and detached at the same time. These GPS […]