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“Painting and Potential: The RBC Painting Competition at 15.” Essay. Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2013

“Racing to the Unfinish line: The Drawings of Ron Shuebrook.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition:Ron Shuebrook: Drawings. Thames Art Gallery, September 2013

"Someone/Something/Nothing: The paintings of Janet Werner." Essay. Border Crossings Magazine, No. 126. Summer 2013

“Inventing Abstraction at MOMA: Critically new or comfortably numb.” A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine on-line, April 1, 2013.

“Posing the Question: Some thoughts on painting and history in Adad Hannah’s Stills Series.” Catalogue essay for: Adad Hannah, Gallery Lambton. August 2012

“What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love and Abstract Expressionism.” Essay. Border Crossings No. 120 Winter 2011

“Re-thinking Toronto Abstraction.” A review of the book “Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art”. Literary Review of Canada. October 2010

“The nature of Memory and the memory of Nature: the work of Michael Smith.” Catalogue essay for the Michael Gibson Gallery exhibition, Michael Smith. October 2010

“Disco and the Death Switch: Some thoughts on contemporary abstraction.” Border Crossings, Summer 2010 (Nominated for a Canadian Magazine Award for best essay, 2010)

“On Painting and Memory”. Catalogue essay for the exhibition Cheryl Ruddock: Slip. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre: May 2010

“Reconciling with the Ex: A Pictures Generation Confessional.” An essay based on the Metropolitan Museum exhibition. Border Crossings, Fall 2009.

“Art of Two Germanys in Los Angeles." A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine, Summer 2009.

“Giorgio Morandi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." a review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2009.

"Elephants in the Room: the education of the artist in today's universities." An essay. Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2009. pg. 70 . (Nominated for a Canadian Magazine Award for best essay, 2009.)

"Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1960." An essay based on the MCA Chicago exhibition. Border Crossings Magazine, No. 106. Summer 2008

"Martin Puryear at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art." A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 2008.

“All Faiths Beautiful at the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore.” A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine. Spring, 2008.

“Neo Rauch: para at the Metropolitan Museum.” A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine. December 2007

“Langue and Parole: Some thoughts on painting, Canadian Idols and the drawings of Ben Reeves.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition: Ben Reeves: Complicated Matters. Museum London, June 2006

“David Urban at the Art Gallery of Ontario.” A review of the exhibition. Canadian Art Magazine. June 2003.

“Fixed Positions and Recuperated Space: Some thoughts on the work of Paul Krainak.” An extended catalogue essay for the traveling exhibition, Paul Krainak: Recuperated Space. November 2002

“Food for Thought, Cooking as Art” An extended review of Food Culture: Tasting Identities and Geographies in Art, (Barbara Fischer, ed.YYZ Books, Toronto, 1999); and Joseph Beuys: The Art of Cooking (La Cucina di Beuys) (Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, Charta, 1999). New Art Examiner, September 2001.

“Some Thoughts on the Work of Gordon Rayner” An essay published in Sketch, March 2001

“Donald Kuspit’s Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries” A review in New Art Examiner, February 2001

Cocteau, Radiguet, Rousseau and Bernardin de St. Pierre: Nature in “Paul et Virginie..” A paper presented at The World of Jean Cocteau Symposium, Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State. March 2000

“Feelin’ Mighty Real: The 1999 Carnegie International.” Essay for New Art Examiner, February, 2000

“Anthony Lee’s Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics and San Francisco’s Public Murals”, and Jonathon Crary’s Suspensions of Perception: Attention, spectacle and Modern Culture.” Book reviews published in New Art Examiner, November 1999

“If you can make it there: New York - North York.” A review. Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 1998

“Of Muses and Machines: Reflections on the Work of Catherine Widgery.” Feature essay for the Exhibition Catalogue: Catherine Widgery: Lost Sense. Published by The Institute of Contemporary Culture. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. February 1998

“Warhol, Institutions and the Missionary Position: A Conversation with Tom Sokolowski.” An article published in New Art Examiner, December 1997

“Martha Posner; Garment Series at Lehigh University”.A review in the New Art Examiner, November 1997

“Eleanor Heartney: Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads.” A Book Review. New Art Examiner, October 1997

“The Legacy of Mark Rothko and Rothko: A Critical Biography”. Book reviews published in the New Art Examiner, Summer 1997

“Diana Thorneycroft: Of Dolls and Light.” An essay published in Canadian Art Magazine, Spring 1997

“The Pittsburgh Biennial.” A review of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Exhibition, New Art Examiner, December, 1996.

War and Peace and the Walls of Loyalist Belfast. A paper presented at the Front Range Symposium on Art and Agitation, Sponsored by the Denver Art Museum and the University of Colorado, September 1996

“A Tale of Two Painters: Bobbie Oliver at Olga Korper and Chris Cran at Sable Castelli” Canadian Art Magazine, Autumn 1996

“Natural Process: New Abstraction.” A review of the Bucknell University Center Gallery Exhibition, New Art Examiner, June 1996

“You’re Looking at Me... I Know You’re Looking at Me: The 1996 Carnegie International.” Cover Essay, New Art Examiner, February 1996

Orange House, Green House: Painting and Ornamentation in the Communities of West Belfast. A paper presented at the Front Range Symposium on Art and Agitation, Sponsored by the Denver Art Museum and Colorado State University. September 1995

“Carol Kumata: Belle,” A review of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts exhibition, New Art Examiner, October 1994

“Bob Bingham,” “Joanna Commandaros,” “Aaronel Gruber,” “Carolyn Speranza,” “William Wade.” Essays for Pittsburgh Biennial exhibition catalogue, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, September 1994

“A Bedeviled Culture: The Schism Between Art and the Public.” Artword Pittsburgh, Spring 1994

“Simon Penny: Two Installations” A review of the exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New Art Examiner, February 1994

“On View: Pittsburgh,” An essay published in the New Art Examiner, March 1993

“Between Home and Heaven: A review of the Carnegie Museum’s Survey of Contemporary American Landscape Photography,” published in Photopapers, January 1993

“Meditations on a Template,” A catalogue essay for the exhibition “David Lloyd Brown: Paintings,” Acme Art Co. Gallery, Columbus, OH. July 1992

“Cutting,: A review of the Allegheny College exhibition” New Art Examiner, June 1992

“Nancy Fried at Graham Modern,” New York, NY, New Art Examiner, June 1992

“Taxidermy: The Photographs of Richard Hurst,” A review of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts exhibition, New Art Examiner, April 1992

“Making Sense of the International,” A published roundtable discussion on the Carnegie International: Mary Jean Kenton, John Kissick, Michael Odom, Robert Raczka, The Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism, Spring 1992

“Fluxus Deluxe,” A review of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Exhibition, New Art Examiner, Jan. 1992

“The Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art.” A review of the Palmer Museum Exhibition, New Art Examiner, June, 1990

Paterson Ewen and Canadian Identity. A paper presented in the College Art Association Session, Northern Identity: Meetings of Mind, Myth and Metaphor in 19th and 20th Century, New York, Feb. 1990

“Robert Jessup: Paintings at the VMA.” A review of the Virginia Museum of Art exhibition, New Art Examiner, February 1990

“Jack Chambers” and “Fairfield Porter.” Commissioned articles for The Dictionary of Art, MacMillan Publishers, London, December 1989

“Robert Yarber: Paintings 1980-89.” A review of the Palmer Museum exhibition, New Art Examiner, Summer 1989

Golub’s Punished Bodies: The Interrogation Series as Cultural Document. A paper presented at “The Whitney Symposium on American Art,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1989

“Postmodernism and the Thomas Image: Some Thoughts on the Intrusive Nature of Contemporary Art Discourse,”An article published in The Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism, Spring 1989