I am an art writer and historian living in Philadelphia. My research seeks to understand images as a complex psycho-social problem. I am interested neither in reactionary defenses of the integrity of the object (or text) nor postmodern leveling into discursivity. Giving proper due to the image but conceding its understanding as a social act is a critical realist attitude informed, in my case, of gestalt theory.
email: ianverstegen at yahoo.com