ArtSlant: No Joke for Kathryn Hixson

April 2011

Chicago art critic, teacher, and mentor Kathryn Hixson was writing her dissertation on comedic aggression in art of the 1970s when she died suddenly in November of last year. As a student in what was her last contemporary art criticism class, I can vouch for the fact that her sharp tongue, quick wit, and infectious energy will be missed. What I appreciated most of all about Kathryn is that—as serious as she was about art in both writing and life—she wouldn’t have thought twice about bouncing on a trampoline at a gallery opening…

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