American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger. Continue reading American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

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The Dissemblers by Liza Campbell

The Dissemblers is a story about creativity, betrayal, art, crime, and jealousy.  Ivy Wilkes has recently graduated from art school and has moved to New Mexico to work in the Georgie O’Keeffee Museum.  She works as a cashier, but hopes being close to where O’Keeffe created her work will inspire her to do the same.  Ivy lives below a couple of musicians, Jake and Maya.  When not playing with the orchestra, Jake works as a guard at the museum.  Ivy eventually becomes romantically involved with Omar, café owner and Jake’s brother. As an artist, Ivy is remarkably perceptive.  She narrates … Continue reading The Dissemblers by Liza Campbell

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