The thing about Twitter is that, just like Dave Chappelle said, it’s not a real place. Sure, you can grab a headline or string together a few sentences into a thread, but at the end of the day it’s just another virtual space with disembodied experiences. Twitter may live on as the internet’s comment section, but it’s never going to take the place of solid, well-formed art criticism. But a few people haven’t gotten the memo.
This week, Ryan and Garreth (at least as much as his voice can stand) sit down to introduce a new semi-regular segment to the show. In Deconstructing Jerry’s Tweets, they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the constant stream of critical thoughts that a certain New York critic throws out into the Twitterverse.
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Stream our documentary The Builder!
For a limited time, our documentary The Builder is available to stream on Vimeo! The film centers on the art scene in Richmond, Virginia, with a focus on Oregon Hill native and contractor Don Childress, who–to the surprise of many–has an incredible contemporary art collection. This collection includes work from Francisco Clemente, Ron Johnson, and Bill Fisher to name just a few. Check out more at The Builder’s website.
Help Ken Gilbertson and Hatchback Gallery!
Our good friend Ken is trying to update Hatchback Gallery to better serve his new city and its art lovers. While he won’t let anyone touch the outside of the gallery, he does want to get a few new parts and build some new walls. We are helping Ken launch a GoFundMe; even a few bucks can be a big help!