Born Phillip Goldstein in 1913 in Montreal, Canada, Guston moved with his family to Los Angeles as a child. Guston's Russian-Jewish parents escaped persecution when they moved from Odessa, Russia. Guston and his family were aware of the regular Klan activities against Jews, blacks and others which to
Liana Paré a restless teenage artist, she is always wondering in & out of her mind to discover inspiration in people & in nature. (Especially the 'typical' forms of ugliness). Paré sees with the eyes of a giggling child in her visual arts & poetry. The painter & poet & endless philosopher is an Art
Hadley Smith is a dancer and choreographer hailing from the hinterlands of the midwest. A recent graduate of Barnard College her work focuses on creating physical discourse that accesses non-verbal states, thoughts, feelings, and conditions. Current interest include the space between genetics and fam
"Sometimes books act like events, like edifices, or like they can tell it like it is. Telling it like it is is always also a lie, but it feels total," said poet Ariana Reines, describing her reasons for writing her first book 'The Cow.' "People will always thank you for your extremity."