Artist Chris Rush has had a lifetime of stories that teeter on fantasy. His recent memoir, The Light Years, covers the first two decades of his life from a young church-going boy to a drug mule for a hippie prophet. You can read more about that memoir and my conversation with him over at the Millions (eventually), but I wanted to give you a taste of the artist behind the memoir.Continue reading “Chris Rush’s art: then and now”
In his debut novel Restoration Heights, Wil Medearis explore gentrification through a murder noir set in the Brooklyn art world. The conglomerate of ideas came to the author over a series of events spread across years.
In the novel, a young art handler is the last to see a woman alive and becomes captivated by what happened to her. He becomes a sleuth trying to piece together her disappearance. Medearis himself has a background in art and watched his Brooklyn neighborhood change rapidly before his eyes.Continue reading “Wil Medearis discusses gentrification, art, and murder in his debut ‘Restoration Heights’”