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More Book Reviews: Wish for Amnesia & State of Grace

The book is a kaleidoscope of references to obscure and eclectic subjects evinced by Jewel, the self-indulgent Caroline, the in-over-his-head Jack, and the evil godmother Beatrice. As such, they are delightful to experience, especially since most are explained in one way or another saving the reader a trip to her Oxford dictionary or Britannica encyclopedia, or (more likely these days) his run to a computer to fact check with Google or Wikipedia. — from Wish for Amnesia, by Barbara Rosenthal

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Book Launch: WISH FOR AMNESIA by Barbara Rosenthal (Deadly Chaps Press)

Deadly Chaps Press presents WISH FOR AMNESIA a Novel by Barbara Rosenthal Book Launch, 6-8pm on Mon, 4.20 (RSVP) Featuring Performances by: Joseph A. W. Quintela, the publisher Barbara Rosenthal, the author A. D. Coleman, writer Gabriel Don, poet Ronnie Norpel, poet Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, poet Katie Peyton, artist/writer Shalom Neuman, fusionist Ron Kolm, poet Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St New York, NY 10014 (West Village)...

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A Crack in the Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

    *** Roles, Ideals and Job Descriptions: The Artist; The Viewer; The Naif; The Collector; The Curator; The Critic; The Art Dealer   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist NYC, May 1, 2018 Try as I might continue to try, conclusions and boundaries elude me as I see in our contemporary artworld an exponentially growing trend toward assuming multiple roles. Time was ethos was, for example, no curators or critics in the same shows they curated or reviewed; no gallerist taken seriously when they said they were also an artist; no curator or critic too close to anyone in...

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Barbara Rosenthal/A Crack in the Sidewalk

    The Production of Meaning in Art Fabrication: What Are You Doing? Do You Know? When? Before or After?   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist — NYC, March 1, 2018. Which comes first? It’s not the same for every artist. And maybe it isn’t the same for every piece. The “message” of a work of art, and the fabrication/construction/creation/manifestation of that message. The meaning and its object/icon/image/word/conveyance. We start here with the premise that art has meaning. (Perhaps we can explore the premise itself, but in a future essay.) So if an artwork has meaning, it was instigated...

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A Crack in the Sidewalk/Barbara Rosenthal

    Is There a Universal Esthetic? Naifs, Innocence, Education, Esthetics   by Barbara Rosenthal Contributing Columnist NYC, Jan 1, 2018. It all comes down to the same question every time, doesn’t it? No matter where we start, even in the middle here like this. Always, communication, especially in the arts, comes down to the question of universal vs. specific — of whether what we are transmitting will reach the mind/heart/soul/psyche of its perceiver because a) we share a common human trait (or/and/but if so, in what measure) b) we share a common element of culture. (Certainly not limited...

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