One Song For You

the notes I wrote on hollow walls

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"Get that money God, keep your sword sharp…"

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I don’t have much to add to Joe McCulloch’s write-up of Multiversity #1 that’s not been covered by Andrew Hickey and Cheryl Lynn and Ben Hansom, or pre-empted in my own speculative article

Here’s Joe having what should be the last word: 

There has always been a silent agreement between Grant Morrison comics and Grant Morrison readers that one thing will not be considered in evaluating these grand struggles for the evolution of the superhero concept: that we won’t just elect to go do something else. That we won’t decide that the best way to deal with the problems of superheroes is to stop reading superhero comics. And this I’ve come to see as a narrative fault, because Morrison keeps going on and on and on about evolution, and yet the superhero decades have proven circular in their advancements, so that Nu 52 DC reads quite a bit like Wildstorm circa 1995, and as a result I find myself standing outside, wondering “hey, if nothing really changes, this guy can just position himself, profitably, as a shaman in perpetuity, right?”

Still, I didn’t get this far in life without working out how to work a fancy paraphrase! So let’s just say this: in my teens I thought that Grant Morrison comics were going to help me figure out how to get out of this cage; in my twenties, I realised that was daft but I still appreciated the fact that his work helped me to understand my situation better; in 2014, I’m just happy if it makes the cage seem a little brighter. 

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artsfortransit:

Exhibition Tuesday!

Artist Shinique Smith created Mother Hale’s Garden, a permanent laminated glass and mosaic  artwork on the facade of the new Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot located between 146th and 147th  Street in Central Harlem. Smith’s exuberant brush strokes and vibrant collage  were translated into glass and ceramic mosaic that spans the building’s exterior. This past weekend, Smith’s solo exhibition Bright Matter opened at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston features 30 of her key works from this past decade with more than a dozen new pieces, on view until March, 2015.

Images: 1-2. Shinique Smith, Mother Hale’s Garden, 2013.

3. Shinique Smith, Splendid, 2014.

(via moldygrapefruit)