word | image
essay work below | photo work here
Virginia Jaramillo: Principle of Equivalence | Yale University Press | 2023
contributor. my second essay about the artist. here is the first.
Stanley Whitney | Lund Humphries | 2020
author. Stanley Whitney is the first full-length monograph on one of America's greatest living painters. It's now available from booksellers 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.
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
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