Interview with Michael Brennan, by Jacob Gossett, Kollektiv magazine, 2009

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  Michael Brennan: Knife Paintings MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, 2006 Skeleton Star, Knife Painting #3 (left) Bishop, Knife Painting #2 (right)   Jacob Gossett: How long have you been teaching here at Pratt and what brought you to this school?   Michael Brennan: I’ve been teaching here for 10 years—I went here for MFA from ’90 to 92. I was out of Pratt for several years, showing some and doing a lot of writing […]

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Robert Gober & Felix Gonzalez-Torres: A Shadow Leaving an Object, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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  Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled”(March 5th) #1 December 12, 2008 – January 31, 2009 A Shadow Leaving an Object pairs Robert Gober’s Prison Window, a barred window looking out to a swath of blue sky, with Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ “Untitled”(March 5th) #1, a pair of mirrors, identical and round, set together, flush with the wall. Both works are embedded and never cross the threshold of the wall, thereby rendering the room technically empty. Viewers become the only physical presence within the […]

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Michael Brennan interviewed by Michael Zahn

    View of Gowanus Canal from MINUS SPACE project space Michael Zahn: I’m looking at your new Knife Paintings, and they’re quite unlike anything you’ve done previously.  The intersecting black diagonals are visually pretty swift.  The drawing has a striking, highly stylized movement to it, and this palette has a gruff quality that feels like a quick crack in the chops.  These two yellow and orange color planes are fairly terse and down to […]

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