Matthew Palladino’s gallerist calls his new works paintings, but one wonders whether that label is given partly for simplicity’s sake: They are paintings but also sculptural reliefs. They are illusionistic but also real. They are representational but are also shaped from actual objects. What’s more, Palladino thinks of them in photographic terms and says that they are “like paintings that render themselves.” Read more.
“Air, snow, cumulus clouds … An oxygen mask when panicked or short of breath; something that will steady you when the engine starts to fail.” On Karen Green’s Bough Down, winner of the Believer Poetry Award. Read more.