This blog is maintained by Matt Smith Chavez. I am an artist and writer based in San Francisco. I’ve been a regular  contributor to the Washington City Paper and the New American Paintings blog as well as DCist. This blog serves as an archive for the various blog posts and articles that I’ve published since 2010. My reviews and essays have been linked to by Art F City, Artinfo, Bad at Sports, among other publications. In 2012 I was named a finalist for a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant.