Thanks to previous guest blogger Amelia Ishmael for a fantastic series of posts that provided Art21 Blog readers with a primer on Black Metal theory. If your interest has been piqued and you want to learn more, look out for the first issue of Amelia’s online journal Helvete. Next up, Amanda Beroza Friedman joins us as our newest blogger-in-residence. Amanda is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has exhibited in group exhibitions at such venues as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Clifton Benevento, New York; and Back Yard Projects, New York; and with The Apartment Show, New York; Parlour, New York; and Daily Operation, New York. She has an upcoming (Feb. 2012) solo show at the PACS Gallery, Brooklyn. Amanda was co-curator of Soft Power, an exhibition at the Brooklyn non-profit Nurture Art in Spring 2011. She studied art at the University of Vermont and the Glasgow School of Art. You can visit Amanda’s website here.