Monday, December 4, 2023


“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

The embrace of a friend, the warmth of family, the touch of a lover – we crave closeness in all its forms. From the very moment we are born, intimacy keeps us alive. Those closest to us speak not only to our hearts, they nourish the mind and fuel the body. There can be intimacy among strangers, too. A glance shared, without words, that somehow connects us to one who sits outside our circle of affinity and yet seems somehow to fit neatly into the path in that moment.

Jarrett Earnest is an author and curator who works closely with David Zwirner and Zwirner Books. Earnest became fast friends with Lucas Zwirner, David’s son, which is how his connection to Zwirner Books developed. Earnest is curator of the exhibit The Young and Evil which runs at David Zwirner Gallery until April 13. To hear more about Jarrett Earnest’s incredible work within the art world, including background information about many of the important works appearing in The Young and Evil, listen to the complete interview.

Linus Coraggio is currently preparing for a show at Howl! Gallery in New York City. The show will be a survey of Coraggio’s work including a self-designed style of street art he calls 3-D Graffiti. Some of the events taking place as part of the exhibition at Howl! are panel discussions about street art with graffiti artists on the panel in order to clear up misconceptions about the medium. There will also be art cars on site during the exhibition. To hear more about this show, Coraggio’s work and in particular street art, listen to the complete interview.

A Few Words to Keep in your Pocket:

All of us seek intimate connections on some level, whether among friends or lovers, family or the wider world of those we may meet only fleetingly.

Interviews are available on iTunes as podcasts, and for Android please click here. All weekly essay pieces in a shareable format are here. The full archive of interviews here.

Books to Read

What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Praxis user Ann-Marie recommends Milkman by Anna Burns. Praxis user Kathleen would like you to pick up a copy of Blue, the History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau.


AiR 351 in Portugal invites artists to apply for the Gulbenkian grant which supports recipients during the AiR 351 residency period. Residency period lasts three months during which time artists receive a $1000 euro stipend to help cover living costs. Travel grants for those traveling from Europe or outside of Europe are also available. For more details and to read about the program, visit the AiR 351 site. Deadline for applications is March 15.


Weekly Edited Grant and Residency Deadlines – review the list here.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.



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