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IN THIS ISSUE, DON'T MISS THESE FEATURES
Editor’s Letter
What the heck is brutjournal?
By Edward M. Gómez
Los Angeles
A recent exhibition examined the theme of access to water in the L.A. region through some unusual works of art. brutjournal’s U.S.A. West Coast bureau chief, Sarah Fensom, reports
Texas and the American South
The cultural historian and photographer David Ensminger has spent years traveling around the region documenting the display windows of small-town shops, which are fast disappearing. Here, he shares an atmospheric photo essay.
Tokyo
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) is re-examining a judiciously chosen group of works in its large holdings of Japanese modern and contemporary art. brutjournal’s editor in chief, Edward M. Gómez, a specialist in Japanese modern-art history, looks at some of conceptual-art icons in MOT’s current exhibition.
ENDLESS INSPIRATION: IN NATURE WE TRUST
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THE BOX: OCTOBER 1, 2022: LET’S CROSS-DRESS FOR THE FALL AS THE NEW SEASON BEGINS
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CRISTINA VERGANO’S BEAUTIFUL, IRREAL NATURE
Cristina Vergano, an Italian-born painter who divides her time between New York and rural Pennsylvania, looks to nature as the starting point of her fantasy images. “I highly value rationality but I’m comfortable dwelling in the unknown,” she says. An interview and portfolio.
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STEVEN HIRSCH: “I WILL NOT BUG OUT ON BUGS”
Recently, New York City officials have called on the metropolis’s residents to kill the spotted lanternfly, which is viewed as a threat to agriculture, but Steven Hirsch, who wouldn’t hurt a fly, feels stung by that directive. Here, Hirsch offers us a bug-filled photo portfolio.
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CYNTHIA LUND TORROLL: FINDING MYSTERIES IN MOTHER NATURE AND IN HUMAN NATURE, TOO
Based in Wisconsin, the self-taught artist Cynthia Lund Torroll creates nature-inspired images that prompt some viewers to demand, “What do you mean to say?!” Torroll, too, often searches for the messages that flow elusively from her art. Interview and portfolio coming soon.
IN L.A., “CONFLUENCE” ASKED THE QUESTION: “WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE — OR NOWHERE?”
In Confluence, an exhibition recently presented at Track 16, a gallery in Los Angeles, artists examined the character of water against the backdrop of numerous debates and timely issues concerning the fate of the L.A. River. U.S.A. West Coast bureau chief Sarah Fensom reports.
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