Johnny Plastini received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received his MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Johnny currently is an assistant professor and area coordinator of printmaking at Colorado State University. His current research focuses on simultaneous issues of interaction, intra-action, transaction, transmission, and emission through a cybernetic lens. His pluralistic approach to critical studio engagement has been exhibited extensively at museums, transdisciplinary conferences, and galleries, nationally and internationally. He has been featured in numerous fine art publications including CRED, Studio Visit, and New American Paintings. Johnny’s work is held in the permanent public collections of Zayed University, United Arab Emirates, and in the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.

Covert Ops: Matthew Kenyon and the SWAMP Notepads

Matthew Kenyon and Douglas Easterly, installation view of Notepad (2007), printed notepads, 11 x 8 1/2 x 13/16 inches each pad. Printed and published by SWAMP, Buffalo, NY. Courtesy of the artists.

Notepad takes the form of ruled yellow tablets, bound and perforated at the top, seemingly indistinguishable from those that kick around millions of offices and stationery supply stores. The difference is that rules on these pages are not Read More