Writer’s Archive for Michael Fallon

Below are offered links to some of the more than 200 pieces of arts writing Michael Fallon has completed in the fourteen years. Enjoy!

2011
The Revolution Will Not Be Spotified,” Utne Reader online, October 28, 2011

This Art Is Your Art,” Utne Reader online, October 14, 2011

With Us or Against Us,” Utne Reader online, July 25, 2011

Narcissus of the Ball Field,” Utne Reader online, June 16, 2011

Fallen City with a Heart of Gold,” Utne Reader online, May 12, 2011

An Artist of the Futile World,” Utne Reader online, April 18, 2011

Culture Jamming, Sureños-style,” Utne Reader online, April 1, 2011

Humanity’s Gold(en) Record,” Utne Reader online, March 14, 2011

Faith of Our Artists,” Utne Reader online, February 23, 2011

A Diaspora of Artists,” Utne Reader online, January 25, 2011

2010
350.org’s Global Climate Art Project,” Utne Reader online, November 30, 2010

Being Gay in Major League Baseball,” Utne Reader online, November 8, 2010

Take Me Out to the Art Gallery,” Utne Reader online, November 1, 2010

Cuban Artists Grapple with Local Racism on a World Stage,” Utne Reader online, October 19, 2010

Artist Faces Darkness at Heart of Amazon Rainforest,” Utne Reader online, September 14, 2010

How to Analyze the Works of Andy Warhol (Essential Critiques). Young Adult book. Essential Library/Abdo Publishing. (September 2010).

How to Analyze the Works of Georgia O’Keeffe (Essential Critiques). Young Adult book. Essential Library/Abdo Publishing. (September 2010).

Seeing Target Field,” mnartists.org. June 4, 2010

2009
The Twin Cities – A Mecca for Craft,American Craft Magazine. Aug/Sept. 2009

“Falling Man,” The Thousandth Word. February 11, 2009

“Your Dreams Are Your Ticket Out,” The Thousandth Word. January 20, 2009

“Blame It on Holland Cotter,” The Thousandth Word. January 15, 2009

2008
“Tales of Grizzled Warriors,” The Thousandth Word. December 14, 2008

“November Song,” The Thousandth Word. November 20, 2008

“Art from the Ashes, Part II,” The Thousandth Word. November 2, 2008

“Art from the Ashes, Part I,” The Thousandth Word. October 17, 2008

“Bang a Drum for the Losers,” The Thousandth Word. September 27, 2008

The Day the Music Died,” mnartists.org. September 8, 2008

‘We Choose to Go to the Moon,’” The Thousandth Word. August 20, 2008

What’s with the Kids These Days?” mnartists.org. August 4, 2008

ArtofPolitics.com,” The Thousandth Word. August 1, 2008

The New Dada,” The Thousandth Word. July 10, 2008

Dried Blood and Dandelion Wine,” The Thousandth Word. July 2, 2008

What Is the State of the Art in Minneapolis?” mnartists.org. June 23, 2008

Oh Man, Look at Those Cavemen Go (Review of Carnegie International),” The Thousandth Word. June 5, 2008

The Man Who Fell to Pittsburgh,” The Thousandth Word. June 5, 2008

Come Join the Vicious Circle,” The Thousandth Word. May 25, 2008

“Ernest Bryant III at Franklin Art Works,” Art in America. April, 2008

The (Endlessly Annoying, Horribly Consuming, Creepily Off-Putting) Drive in Artists to Make Art,” mnartists.org. February 11, 2008

Everyone’s a Critic,” mnartists.org. January 23, 2008

2007
On Artistic Competition,” mnartists.org. October 8, 2007

How Creativity Is Killing the Culture,” mnartists.org. October 1, 2007

Mary Griep and Jantje Visscher at the MIA,” mnartists.org. July 30, 2007

Thomas Proehl’s New State: Minnesota State Arts Board,” mnartists.org. July 9, 2007

Where Do Artists Come from? (pt. 2): Arts Education and What Happens Next,” mnartists.org. May 14, 2007

Art and Sound, Bugs and Data,” mnartists.org. April 30, 2007

When Good Arts Advocacy Becomes Dishonest, and What You Can Do About It,” mnartists.org. March 5, 2007

The Artist Walks Alone,” mnartists.org. February 27, 2007

2006
Adjust Your Sails, Minnesota Artists,” mnartists.org. November 21, 2006

Where Do Artists Come From?” mnartists.org. October 27, 2006

One and One and One Is Three: An Artists Come-Together Manifesto,” mnartists.org. September 7, 2006

Don’t Blame Yourself,” mnartists.org. July 10, 2006

Essential Services for Aging Artists,” New York Foundation for the Arts. July, 2006

Essential Services for Aging Artists,” (chief writer/editor, project leader) Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2006

American Dream? The Whitney Biennial,” mnartists.org. April 26, 2006

Is Everybody an Outsider?” mnartists.org. April 15, 2006

2005
Taking Leave,” mnartists.org. December 13, 2005

Too Much of Everything Means Not Enough of Anything, Part 2,” mnartists.org. October 4, 2005

Too Much of Everything Means Not Enough of Anything, Part 1,” mnartists.org. September 13, 2005

Talking It Up and Taking It Down,” mnartists.org. August 3, 2005

What Is a Minnesota Artist?” mnartists.org. June 12, 2005

A Spot on the Globe,” mnartists.org. March 17, 2005

“Carolyn Swiszcz at Gallery Co,” Art in America. March, 2005

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Doug Padilla at Gallery Co,” mnartists.org. February 19, 2005

Old Eagle Eyes Is Back,” mnartists.org. February 5, 2005

2004
Seeing the Light,” mnartists.org. December 31, 2004

The Doomed Artist, Part 3,” mnartists.org. November 12, 2004

(Studio Visit: Paul Shambroom) How Does Democracy Look?Art Papers. November/December, 2004

Where Have You Gone, Pablo Picasso?” mnartists.org. September 29, 2004

Notes from the Lunatic Fringe,” mnartists.org. August 21, 2004

Not Meeting Expectations: MCAD/McKnight Fellowship Show,” mnartists.org. August 2, 2004

The Doomed Artist, Part 2,” mnartists.org. July 22, 2004

Transfigured Dreck: Liz Miller,” mnartists.org. June 19, 2004

The Doomed Artist, Part 1,” mnartists.org. June 25, 2004

Alec Soth… Is Now Wide Awake in Minneapolis,” mnartists.org. May 8, 2004

A Picture Is Worth 5,000 Years,Rake Magazine. May, 2004

The Slow Train to the Big Show,” mnartists.org. April 25, 2004

The Whitney Looks to the Interior,” mnartists.org. April 21, 2004

“Lynn Geesaman at Thomas Barry,” Art in America. April, 2004

Why I Love Art and Continue to Write about It (Despite It All),” mnartists.org. March 23, 2004

Art Review: Phipps Center,” mnartists.org. March 16, 2004

Fall of the Legend,Orange County Weekly. February 26, 2004

Ice Palace as Civic Experiment and Architecture: Some Takes,” mnartists.org. February 16, 2004

Review: In Search of the Perfectly Realized Image,” mnartists.org. February 2, 2004

The Hollywood Art Critic: Part 2,” mnartists.org. January 31, 2004

Le Rossmor est morte; Vive le Rossmor!: Part 2,” mnartists.org. January 15, 2004

Le Rossmor est morte; Vive le Rossmor!: Part 1,” mnartists.org. January 15, 2004

2003
Should I Wear the Red Shirt, or the Blue One Again?,” mnartists.org. December 11, 2003

“Lourdes Cue at Franklin Art Works,” Art in America. December, 2003

Connaughty’s Choice,City Pages. November 26, 2003

A Space on This Wall Could Cost You $800,City Pages. November 12, 2003

Featured Artist: Piotr Szyhalski, mnartists.org. November 10, 2003

What Vincent Van Gogh Means to Us Today, mnartists.org. October 23, 2003

Fear, Honor, Obey,City Pages. October 22, 2003

Art Review: ‘Small in a Big World’ — Stacey Davidson,” mnartists.org. October 22, 2003

Art Review: ‘Token Male,’” mnartists.org. September 30, 2003

One of the Great Ones,City Pages. September 10, 2003

The Hollywood Art Critic, Part 1,” mnartists.org. August 29, 2003

How I Became, of All Things, an Art Critic,” mnartists.org. August 2, 2003

Me, Myself, and I,City Pages. July 23, 2003

Crossing the Channel with Three Artists and a Critic,” mnartists.org. July 21, 2003

Art Review: Focus Group; Open Forum: Encampment at Soap Factory,” mnartists.org. July 19, 2003

Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness,City Pages. July 2, 2003

Not for Sale: The Temporary Mural,Rake Magazine. June 27, 2003

The Outsiders,City Pages. May 14, 2003

Too Much Skin?,” mnartists.org. May 10, 2003

…But I Know What I Like: ‘Grotto’ at MIA,” mnartists.org. March 10, 2003

Sexual Reproduction,City Pages. February 12, 2003

Book of Life,City Pages. February 5, 2003

Review: ‘8 x 2: Curators Pick Artists,‘” mnartists.org. January 13, 2003

2002
Once Upon a Time in America,City Pages. December 25, 2002

Joe Geshick at Horst Galleries, mnartists.org. December 16, 2002

Nature Boy,City Pages. November 13, 2002

On Arts Writing,” mnartists.org. October 25, 2002

Baby Please Don’t Go,City Pages. September 11, 2002

Wade in the Water,City Pages. August 14, 2002

The Real Thing,City Pages. June 19, 2002

Jean Humke,” mnartists.org. June 14, 2002

The Bombing Starts in Five Minutes,City Pages. June 12, 2002

Now Voyager,” mnartists.org. May 15, 2002

Live Nude Girls,City Pages. April 17, 2002

Only Masochists Need Apply,City Pages. March 13, 2002

Erik Farseth: A History of the Zine Movement,” mnartists.org. March 5, 2002

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Free,City Pages. February 13, 2002

2001
High-Fiber Diet,City Pages. November 28, 2001

En Gaard,City Pages. October 31, 2001

Earth, Wind, & Fire,City Pages. October 17, 2001

Mama Don’t Preach,City Pages. August 22, 2001

Wormley’s Black Period,City Pages. August 15, 2001

The Canvasser,City Pages. July 18, 2001

Animal Husbandry,City Pages. June 20, 2001

Room with a View,City Pages. May 30, 2001

The Road Warrior,City Pages. May 23, 2001

The Sauna School,City Pages. April 25, 2001

Cold Comfort,City Pages. March 28, 2001

Book of Days,City Pages. March 14, 2001

Prefablandscapelite,City Pages. February 21, 2001

2000
The Beautiful Show,City Pages. November 29, 2000

The Political Portrait,City Pages. November 8, 2000

Artful Dodgers,City Pages. October 18, 2000

The Outsiders,City Pages. September 20, 2000

Off the Wall,City Pages. August 9, 2000

Follicular Follies,City Pages. July 26, 2000

Art of the State,City Pages. June 28, 2000

Open Shutters,City Pages. June 7, 2000

Control Group,City Pages. May 10, 2000

Get Real,City Pages. April 5, 2000

There Goes the Neighborhood,City Pages. March 22, 2000

Success, on a Small Scale,City Pages. February 23, 2000

1999
Mississippi Masala,City Pages. September 29, 1999

The More the Merrier,City Pages. August 25, 1999

Birth of the New,City Pages. August 11, 1999

Public Image Limited,City Pages. July 7, 1999

A Fine Day for Pressing Pulp,City Pages. June 16, 1999

Seeing Red,City Pages. April 28, 1999

Pictures from an Exhibition,City Pages. March 17, 1999

The Big Picture,City Pages. February 24, 1999

Paint It Black,” City Pages. January 20, 1999

1998
And Take Your Canvas With You!,” City Pages. November 11, 1998

Home Is Where the Art Is,City Pages. November 11, 1998

I Am the Cosmos,City Pages. September 2, 1998