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I love writing essays, building tools, and taking pictures.
Find below a select list of projects:
Virginia Jaramillo | TBA | 2023
my second essay about the artist. here is the first.
Off the Grid: the painted planes of Jeremy Moon | Luhring Augustine | 2022
an essay for the artist's forthcoming monograph
Stanley Whitney | Lund Humphries | 2020
Stanley Whitney, the first full-length monograph on one of America's greatest living painters, is now available in bookstores worldwide.
Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation, writes:
"From the very first page, when Abrams begins to describe Whitney's 2017 canvas Night Cafe, you know you're in the hands of a writer who is unfazed by the nuances and vissicitudes of hue..."
Thelma Golden, Director of The Studio Museum, Harlem, writes:
"This text by Matthew Jeffrey Abrams beautifully captures the lyricism and vibrancy of Stanley's work while also rooting his practice within a deep art-historical tradition."
A fragment from Stanley Whitney was adapted and published in the Spring 2020 Issue of Gagosian Quarterly.
As an Oxycontin 'junkie' at Yale... | The Guardian | 2018
an opinion piece exploring Yale's fraught relationship to the opioid crisis
Allen Ginsberg Takes the Mound | BOMB Magazine | 2019
an essay about Ginsberg throwing the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game
Illuminated Critique | Word & Image | 2017
a refereed article about Moby Dick and illustrated novels
a concurrent and pure-Elixir port of the Knuth-Liang hyphenation algorithm
The Politics of Dancing | BOMB Magazine | 2019
an essay for Theory + Practice: a series supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Habeas Corpus | Even Magazine | 2019
an essay on Egon Schiele, 100 years after his death
a Prometheus exporter for monitoring & analyzing Grafana Labs' technical documentation
Color Matter(s) in Bosco Sodi | Rizzoli | 2020
an essay exploring Bosco Sodi's use of color