Publications

Forthcoming
Forthcoming. “Melvin Edwards Decides.” American Art.
2017
12/2017. “The Black Wallpaper: Nevelson's Gothic Modernism.” The Art Bulletin, 99, 4, Pp. 168-190. Full TextAbstract

Louise Nevelson’s work is today all too often treated as marginal and idiosyncratic. Yet her art remains vital to the broader study of American modernism, for it targeted the modernist myth of autonomy at multiple levels. Adopting strategies from gothic literature, Nevelson exposed what modernism had repressed: the fear that its claims for autonomy are critically unstable. In the dark space of her home, she confronted modernist art with this gothic fear, revealing how the specter of domesticity haunts its theory and practice.

 

2017. “Feats of Prestidigitation.” In William Kentridge: Smoke, Ashes, Fable. New Haven: Yale University Press. PDF
2017. “"Idea" and "Memory".” In Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, Pp. 116-125; 172-181. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums. WorldCat PDF
2017. “"Social Art History, A Thing of the Past?" in "Questionnaire on Impressionism and the Social History of Art”.” H-France Salon, 9, 14. Contents PDF