Category Archives: Essays

X-ACTO MUNDO – Christopher Cascio at the Emergency Room

Chris Cascio is unsane. Chris Cascio will get carpal tunnel. Chris Cascio’s skin is a bluish gray from basking before his computer screen. Chris Cascio is a tall emaciated Smurf Krishna. Chris Cascio blows through more X-acto knives in a week than you will in your lifetime. Chris Cascio will cut you paper dolls but you’ll want the leavings, the negative space, the doll-shaped wholes more than you thought passible.

Gaia’s MARSHLAND at Rice Gallery

In the early 19th century, a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville toured the young US and wrote a book called *Democracy in America* which remains pertinent, relevant, and telling to this day. Sometimes it takes an outsider's eyes to show us how we really are.