Structures

Ghost Barns (Nether Roscoe) by Meg Walker70"x43"x33.25"; mixed media; 1999.Courtesy of the artist ART EXHIBITION Structures August 24th to October 27th, 2019 at Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, Vermont Exhibit OpeningSaturday, August 24th, 11AM-5PM as part of Art Rokeby Festival Structures define our world. Some of us live among skyscrapers, row houses, condominiums. In Ver­mont, many of [...]

The Kunstkammer

The Kunstkammer Historically, Kunstkammers were magical places. A precursor to the museum, they originated in the castles and manors of European nobility in the sixteenth century. They held collections of various, dissimilar objects that demonstrated the owner’s curiosity about the world. The rooms were places for contemplation, but they were also often the site of [...]

Say Something

This essay originally appeared in Kolaj #24. A quarterly, printed magazine about contemporary collage, our goal with every issue is that Kolaj Magazine is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of contemporary collage in art, culture, and society. Visit the website to subscribe or get a copy. I challenge you, find your voice, find the [...]

My Pet Rock Has A Red Triangle Heart

Where My Pet Rock Came From Late stage capitalism sucks. We live in a time of unprecedented resources and technology. Yet, no one seems happy. People seemed overly concerned someone else is trying to get one over on them. Folks are obsessed with money and how to pay for things. The smallest illness can put [...]

Ric Kasini Kadour to Guest Curate an exhibition at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester

Established in 1922, the Southern Vermont Arts Center provides cultural, educational, and creative opportunities for all ages. Situated amid over one-hundred acres of pristine forest in the heart of the Green Mountains, SVAC offers a first class experience in a traditional New England setting. With a rotating calendar of member and guest exhibitions, the largest [...]

The Past Is Now

KASINI HOUSE EVENT The Past Is Now: Historic Sites as Venues for Contemporary Art Lecture & Slideshow by Ric Kasini Kadour at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, Vermont Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3PM Historic sites are important threads in the fabric of culture and society. These time capsules hold for us, in land and [...]

Portraits on Arrival

"Portraits on the Arrival" is an incomplete series of photographic portraits in which I intercede to portray a moment of expanded consciousness. I imagine the men portrayed here on the verge of a new way of thinking and, to commemorate the moment, have their picture taken. The swirl of color conveys the ecstatic joy that [...]

Lucky Beads

Street people and artists are two archetypes that society imbues with magic, probably because, like The Bead Lady, street people and artists use mystique as a defense against “petty meanness”....Both are living outside of societal norms. Both struggle to eke out a living. Artwork is often sold like a “lucky bead”, with promises of return [...]

Their Charm Awaken

Sara Willadsen invited me to write the forward to the catalog that accompanies her exhibition, "Boundaries:New Work by Sara Willadsen" at Frank Juarez Gallery, September 8 – October 20, 2018. The catalog can be purchased HERE. Their Charm Awaken "...they make the form more exactly, definitely, and completely intuitible, and besides their charm awaken and [...]