Amelia Ishmael co-edits the Black Metal theory journal Helvete, and recently curated the traveling exhibition “Black Thorns in the White Cube.” She received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a frequent contributor to Art in Print. [September 2013]

Alain Biltereyst: Untitled

Alain Biltereyst, Untitled (2013).

Choosing unsealed cardboard as a matrix for a series of relief prints requires an absolute embrace of chance and fallibility. The inked porous cardboard frequently sticks to the paper and breaks down with each print, creating irregular results as it disintegrates and becomes clogged. Alain Biltereyst’s selection of this technique for his ongoing print series (of which this is the eighth) thus emphasizes the materiality of both print and matrix. Read More

Tony Fitzpatrick: More American Etchings

Tony Fitzpatrick, A Blue-Eyed Story from the American Etchings series (2012).

Tony Fitzpatrick’s American Etchings is a projected series of some 50 prints based on the artist’s long-standing interest in the lost histories and cultures of the American past. In the tiny space of A Blue-Eyed Story he packs in ante-bellum New Orleans, Native Americans and hobos. Read More