Unabridged list of fears

Article: Unabridged list of fears

Artist Brian Rea lived in New York City (fear: crowds) for 11 years (fear: aging) and during his last year in the Big Apple (fear: choking on apple seeds) in 2008, he began keeping a list of fears and grouped them under these categories: physical, natural, political, random, and emotional fears. Using chalk (fear: chalk…

Things that go bump in the night

Article: Things that go bump in the night

Photographer Joshua Hoffine latest series is his vivid interpretation of childhood fears. Such “classics” include the monster under the bed, the monster in the basement, and the not-so happy scary clown in the vein of Pennywise that I’m sure resulted in many night terrors everywhere. With a pinch of Gottfried Helnwein’s morbidity, there is an aspect of Hoffine’s work that dances a fine line between cartoony camp, psychological anxiety, and childhood nostalgia.