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WHAT ABOUT THE SURVIVORS? City Newspaper Review

By |February 8th, 2018|

To call Tina Starr outgoing is a severe understatement. She's charming and loving and audacious, but like a lot of women, has been carrying an under-discussed trauma. Her exhibit of photography, video, and sculpture aims to start and sustain an important discussion. Starr drew the show's title from the 1963 song "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)," which was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King for The Crystals. It was inspired by Goffin and King's babysitter brushing off being battered by her boyfriend. "And interestingly, the song was produced by Phil Spector," Starr says. "So all of this is what makes it a really sick, twisted song."

“NARTCAN” Review in City Newspaper

By |December 14th, 2017|

Sorrow and angry grief smacked my brain when I saw the work in the addiction-themed group show currently up at AXOM Gallery. This past summer, when I was moving the last of my belongings into the house I currently live in, I paused setting things up to gather around a backyard fire with my new housemates. The sun had long since set, and more people were showing up [...]