Sunday, September 24, 2023


“If I were wise I would not have tried to change what I saw.” -Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran, Snow, Glass, Apples

Life is brief and unpredictable. We can’t know the consequences of our choices, and perhaps it’s better that way. And, although we would like to believe otherwise, we can’t direct our fates too closely. We can make what seem to be the best choices, but these are dictated by our own perception and what limited information we may have. There is never a guarantee that what we perceive may happen will in fact be the outcome. It is this knowledge that humans live with, coloring our time on the planet whether for better or worse.

Anthony James spoke to us about his work, which can be seen at Melissa Morgan Fine Art. James began creating and making at a young age, and when he was a teenager, made endless paintings and drawings. Today, his art tends to be sculptural/installation work, though, he recently noticed when viewing some of his early work at his mother’s home, uses the same color palette. To hear more about James’ work and live, listen to the complete interview.

Raymond Saá sat down to discuss his show, The Bluebird, running until June 30 at Morgan Lehman Gallery. The title is borrowed from a French painting that uses very flat primary colors yet achieves a lot of movement and depth. It is the creation of three-dimensional form using these primary colors intercut with black that inspires Saá’s own work. To hear more, listen to the complete interview.

A few words to keep in your pocket

It’s impossible to know, so it’s better to just live.

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 is here.

Books to Read

What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Praxis user Lori Precious is reading This is Happiness by Niall Williams.


CUE Art Foundation is holding its annual open call for emerging and underrepresented artists and curators. In their own words:

Each year, the open call awards three opportunities for solo exhibitions and one opportunity to organize a curatorial group show at CUE. Awardees are each paired with a mentor, an established artist or curator who works with them throughout the process of planning and installing the exhibition.”

For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is June 30.


Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.



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