Agitator Magazine no. 1, the first issue of an online publication of Agitator Gallery includes a contribution by me, an article, about the second show I curated at Agitator Gallery which featured five painters and me.
An excerpt from the article:
I had no idea what the final show would turn out to look like, but I chose the first five applicants who met the criteria I created for accepting paintings (in terms of medium and theme). And it turned out to be a diverse group with four women and one man. Two painters were from abroad: Xiaotong Zhao, who is from China, and Kateryna Tkachenko, who is from Ukraine. A third painter, Gabriella Boros, is the daughter of Jewish immigrants from post-WW II Europe. The fourth artist in the show, Noel Ashley, is a local painter, who has lived in different places, but has returned to the Midwest, now residing in nearby Madison, Wisconsin. The fifth artist in the show, Jon McKay, is from Colorado and a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.