the sholis files
Post #427 • December 9, 2004, 9:46 AM • 29 Comments
Martin Bromirski of Anaba wrote in to agree with yesterday's post, and point me to his astute observation that Artforum's Scene and Herd includes a favorable write-up of NADA by Brian Sholis, Artforum associate editor and - get this - NADA member. Martin's got the links.
Yesterday I excerpted three Artforum reviews as evidence that maybe it shouldn't use its blog to expand its art criticism after all. Sholis wrote two of them: the one with "sensoriums skeptical of an Enlightenment conception of logic" and the one that coined "archi-sculptural."
After Martin brought it up, I realized that I had used Sholis's writing as a negative example back in August. In my post about E-prime, I suggested of one excerpted passage, "Try to convert this paragraph (by Brian Sholis for ArtForum) to E-Prime and you'll see how little meaning it contains."
And while strolling through Tyler Green's blogroll for no particular reason this morning, I realized that Sholis writes the blog In Search of the Miraculous. Mostly he quotes himself, which I might be doing too if I had as much paid writing work as he has, but as you would expect, I don't think much of the content.
We have our eyes on you, Mr. Sholis. I draw no conclusions about this, except one: caveat emptor.