Articles by Lindsay Preston Zappas

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Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

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Open Enrollment | Horses vs. Trojan Horses: On Sly Beauty

Lindsay Preston Zappas on beauty.

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Open Enrollment | Let the Good Work Prevail: Navigating Social Practice, Object Making, and the Market

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Open Enrollment | Let the Good Work Prevail: Navigating Social Practice, Object Making, and the Market

Must contemporary artists choose between object-making and “social practice” art? Lindsay Preston Zappas looks at what it takes to create a “new art world system.”

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Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

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Open Enrollment | Think About the Void

Lindsay Preston Zappas asks her fellow Cranbrook students, “How do you distract yourself from studio stress in order to open up fresh creative space?”

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Open Enrollment | Swimsuits and Ibiza: Lessons from Bob and Joni

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Open Enrollment | Swimsuits and Ibiza: Lessons from Bob and Joni

Does it still make sense to divide art-making into distinct genres? A look at Joni Mitchell, Robert Irwin, and other artists who actively resist labels and categorization.

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Open Enrollment | Summertime, and the Living is Easy

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Open Enrollment | Summertime, and the Living is Easy

During a summer filled with residencies and relaxation, Lindsay Preston Zappas learns that a little breathing room from the studio can lead to unexpected breakthroughs.

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

When Jenn Pascoe road trips from Michigan to New York to San Diego, art and life spill together into memorable sites, sounds, galleries and landscapes.

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Open Enrollment | Memes, Moms and Home Depot: Public Perceptions of Artists

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Open Enrollment | Memes, Moms and Home Depot: Public Perceptions of Artists

A popular internet meme leads Lindsay Preston Zappas to wonder how the public’s ideas about art-making differ from reality.

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

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Cold Showers and Manic Transcendence: Cranbrook Students Talk Method

How do artists make the most of their time in the studio? Five Cranbrook grad students discuss their personal methodologies.

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Open Enrollment | Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Open Enrollment | Spaghetti and Meatballs

Preface (or Subtext). I am a first year MFA candidate in the Sculpture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Located in the middle of the Detroit suburbs, its beautiful brick …