A Visual Review for Andrew Durbin's "Mature Themes" in the NY Times
This week The New York Times asked the question, "Must a book review take the form of prose — or can it be pure image?" in "Five Artists, Five Book Reviews," which features Jacolby Satterwhite on “Mature Themes” by Andrew Durbin.
"Andrew Durbin’s “Mature Themes” uses and interchanges the forms of poetry, essay, prose, etc. so spatially until I begin to interpret the book as sculpture. Artistically, I identify with Andrew’s impulse to gymnastically synthesize a concrete narrative with disparate and difficult unrelated processes. This way of working provides gaps to insert subversive layers and meaning that poignantly collide with subjects that seem surface, pop culture at first, but glide between carefully considered form and content. “Mature Themes” stretches the potential of what it means to recontextualize the familiar and public with the esoteric and private, repurposing the art world, Katy Perry, Ciara, Lindsay Lohan and other hot topics as vessels of introspection and insight." - Jacolby Satterwhite