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Judy Rifka |x| Jay Milder at The Yard presented by Amstel Gallery and Curator Gregory de la Haba.

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he Judy Rifka Project and The Jay Milder Catalog Raisonné Project recently joined forces at The Yard, presenting a storied dialogue between the two artists’ works. The inaugural brunch, produced by Amstel Gallery and curator Gregory de la Haba, also featured legendary jazzman Bob Mover. Mover’s sweet notes wafted through The Yard as attendees treated themselves bagels & cream cheese and chilled Brooklyn …

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Tomorrow’s Today at Brilliant Champions. |Kimia Ferdowsi Kline. |x| Derek Weisberg. |x| Matthew Craven.

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Quiet Lunch paid a visit to Brilliant Champions for their inaugural exhibition, Tomorrow’s Today. The exhibition features new works from Brooklyn based artists Derek Weisberg, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline and Matthew Craven. We had a chat with curator Jillian Mackintosh and she had this to say: “We’ve been building out Brilliant Champions for the last few months and are so happy to finally open …

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A Hornaday Holiday. | Hosted by Rachel Hornaday. |x| Quiet Lunch. |x| Alexander Evans Experience.

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Join us for a night of art, music, gifts, food and libations hosted by artist Rachel Hornaday and Quiet Lunch in collaboration with the Alexander Evans Experience! We’re looking to end the year on a warm note with some trap music, holidazed cheer and awesome art. The event will include collages by Rachel Hornaday, music by the iLLUZiON’s own Nas Leber …

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“As Seen on Kickstarter” Pop Up. | BiteMyApple. |x| wallplay Shop.

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f you’re looking for somewhere special to shop this holiday season, the “As Seen on Kickstarter” Pop Up is definitely a desired destination. A brainchild of BiteMyApple, the pop up only features Apple-based products that were once successful projects on Kickstarter. Founder Chris Johnson was kind of shed some light on the pop up’s concept: We started about 4 years …

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Tomorrow. | Hashimoto Contemporary.

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eep an eye out for Tomorrow, a group exhibition featuring a slew of artists who are “digitally minded.” Hosted by Hashimoto Contemporary, Tomorrow is set to open on December 5th and run through December 19th. Artists include Santiago Salvador Ascui, Mario Ayala, Sarah Bowser, Jeffrey Cheung, Matthew Craven, Amir H Fallah, Joseph Ferriso, Brett Flanigan, Michelle Fleck and more!   Quiet …

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Picasso. | Made by Pavlo.

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e are insanely in love with this suede Picasso hat by Pavlo. Vanilla on red with a neat cubist portrait of the man himself, you can even order it with a straight or curved brim. But get this, the hat is limited edition. Meaning, you better get one before there aren’t anymore. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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When Now is Night. | Martin Boyce.

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cottish artist Martin Boyce recently released his new book, When Now is Night, a brilliant monograph that provides a visual overview of the artist’s illustrious career. Written by Dominic Molon, with contributions by Russell Ferguson, John Stezaker and even Boyce himself, When Now is Night doesn’t read like your typical art book. While the book is bolstered by some well-tailored academia, …

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Now In Technicolor. | Chris Burnett.

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renched in rich, vibrant hues, Chris Burnett‘s work is a new age take on traditional pop aesthetics. Burnett uses gradient, patterns, texture and even some glitching to create a surreal world where colors melt, windows float in midair and paper planes that fly over sky mountains. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Last Night at the Bus Stop. | Travis Huggett.

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ravis Huggett extracts beauty from exhaustion in his series, Last Night at the Bus Stop. The New York City-based photographer spent some at a bus stop observing the passengers as they made their way home after a long work day; in the process, he managed to capture a library of pensive and contemplative moods. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online …

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NEW Music! | “Somethin’ About U” | Astronomyy.

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ongsmith and space guitarist Astronomyy recently a new single titled, “Somethin About U.” Rhythmic and sensually upbeat, the song is a great follow-up to his last EP, When I’m With U—makes you wonder what else he has up his sleeve! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, …

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Far From Board. | Teresa Aversa.

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eresa Aversa is somewhat of a romantic. The way that she sees things, especially the quotidian objects that we often come into contact with on a daily basis and hardly take notice of despite frequent usage, is similar to most thoughtful creatives. But unlike most creatives, Aversa has taken root in a brilliant aesthetic that is ripe with a delicate …

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The Pin Up Type. | Leah Reena Goren.

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llustrator Leah Reena Goren created an awesome little Lady Pin. Made using the cloisonné technique, the petite pin is only 1.5″ tall. You can get Lady Pin Nº. 2 → HERE. ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we …

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In a Negative Space. | Tracy Kerdman.

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oying with the void, it is Tracy Kerdman‘s ability to play with negative space that makes her work both compelling and memorable.  Born in Huntington, West Virginia, Kerdman’s work is an Alex Katz-like take on Americana and beauty standards. The artist reconfigures the aesthetics of the Old Masters into something relevant and new. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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Urban Development. | Castle Fitzjohns.

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Urban Development,  a group show which explores urban themes through painting, photography and sculpture utilizing a refined and elevated approach, is currently on view at Castle Fitzjohns on the Lower East Side, New York.  Conceived and curated by the gallery’s owner and director Vincent Harrison, the all male artist exhibit is comprised of Tim Okamura, Marcus Jansen, Jamel Shabazz, Ori …

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NEW VIDEO! | “W8” | Ohene Cornelius.

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hene Cornelius recently released visuals for his coming of age single, “W8.” Pronounced “weight,” this offering was inspired by a short film of the same name starring Micheal K. Williams. The video was shot by Ali Fahrenheit, Ted “Gnarley Bucks” and Ian Cinco and has a nostalgic aesthetic that harks back to New York’s metro-avant garde heyday. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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From the Galápagos to Peru with Love. | Willi Jones.

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lthough we’re based in New York City, our staff is well aware that there is a world that exists outside of the ever-engrossing Gotham—that’s why we created From… with Love, an ongoing travel series. Ever since our first installation, we have been getting great feedback and even some submissions. Our latest submission comes from Willi Jones along with Mia Asnong, Francis Métivier and …

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NEW VIDEO! | “Sandra’s Smile” | Blood Orange.

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ometown hero, Blood Orange, recently released visuals for “Sandra’s Smile.” The video is directed by Blood Orange himself and has that classic Noir York feel. Also, peep the cameo by Jungle Pussy. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative …

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And Life Is Over There. | Femmy Otten.

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Multifaceted artist Femmy Otten has a playfully surrealistic motif that explores the boundaries of sex and nature. Below is an overview of And Life Is Over There, one of her recent solo exhibitions hosted by Fons Welter in Amsterdam. The exhibition included an array of works that spanned from paintings to sculptures and really showcased Otten’s range.     Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Lots of (Lee)way. | Lee Crutchley.

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tall human from a small town in England, Lee Crutchley is a vulnerable comedian who understands the balance required to walk life’s tightrope. Crutchley’s work is dark—but palatable—and surprisingly upbeat. He effortlessly tackles the good and the bad, encouraging you to dig deep down while also providing pick-me-ups. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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Comic Con is For Cosplayers.

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Comic-Con is for cosplayers—the followers, fanatics, and downright scholars of comic literature, science fiction, and pop culture. This much we hold to be true, as do the artists who engage with readers at their booths, as do the creators who monitor the enthusiasm for their products in panels. However, as our devices for self-expression merge increasingly with public marketing forums …

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A Look Back at New York Comic Con 2015.

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ew York Comic Con never disappoints and the 2015 edition was no exception. Hosted by Jacob Javits Center, the largest pop culture event on the east coast drew in over 170,000 attendees—and Quiet Lunch was right in the middle of it. As usual, there was a lot to take in. Comic Con is famous for its cosplay element and attendees religiously …

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Rising Tides at La Marina. | Eastmen Collective. |x| The Almighty Group.

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ast week saw the premiere of Rising Tides, a brand new art series by Eastmen Collective and The Almighty Group. The event featured artworks by Jay West, Robert Mars, Brian Kirhagis, Tony Peralta, Alice Mizrachi and Dia and was hosted at the beautiful waterfront venue, La Marina. Rising Tides , powered by the NUCO Group, also featured a private Jay West cigar …

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VIDEO PREMIERE | Elbows. | “Flowers”

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inger and songwriter, Elbows, is finally making his music video debut! Directed by Nnamdi Simon and Elbows himself, the visuals for “Flowers” were shot in front of various colorful buildings in Brooklyn. The video has a playfully retro vibe, drawing inspiration from the New Wave French films of the 60s and hue rich rap videos from the 90s. Singer Maralisa makes a …

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New Exhibition by Casey Weldon at Roq la Rue Gallery.

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asey Weldon is being feature in a trifecta of solo exhibitions at Roq la Rue gallery. Weldon’s HASTEMAKER is being featured in the main gallery along with paintings by Jeff Jacobson. The third exhibition by Samantha Wall will be located in the loft gallery. HASTEMAKER, along with Jacobson’s APHOTIC ILK and Wall’s LET YOUR EYES ADJUST TO THE DARK, is set to run …

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Bikemoji. | Thomas Yang.

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rtist and cycling enthusiast Thomas Yang recently premiered some new works! A total of four designs, GR8, OMG, LOL and WTF, Bikemoji is a playful series that uses common bike parts to depict facial expressions usually made by cyclists. As usual, Thomas has limited the prints to 100 copies and each copy is stamped/labeled with a unique edition number. Get your hands on one …

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“Always” | LISS.

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anish foursome LISS recently released a brand new song titled, “Always”. Building on the success of their debut single, “Try”, LISS continues their momentum with this smooth tune. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we …

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Iconophilia at The Lodge Gallery. | Peter Daverington.

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ainter Peter Daverington masterfully merges new school and old school aesthetic in his latest solo exhibition, Iconophilia. Placing graffiti characters beside noblemen and cherubs under one tattered and worn motif, Daverington creates a destructive dichotomy that speaks to art history, art development and art preservation. We visited The Lodge Gallery just an hour before the opening reception and Daverington, humbly dressed …

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Backyard. | Daisuke Yokota.

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aisuke Yokota‘s Backyard is a dark but ethereal series that ventures deep into the wilderness of modern day civilization. The black and white photography is ghostly and almost iridescent. Shadowy figures dance in the night air but the trees stand still as if they were deer caught in the headlights. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Strange Fruit and Other Assortments. | Vanessa McKeown.

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rimming with pop surrealism, Vanessa McKeown‘s work brilliantly blurbs the lines between the edible and the inedible. The mixed artist pulls the old switcheroo by using strawberry wafers for Jenga blocks and raspberries for diamonds.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational …

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The Adventures of Gallardo. | Robert Gallardo.

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ultifaceted creative Robert Gallardo is in the process making his very own indie video game and he needs your help! Influenced by his social life, Gallardo started fleshing out a concept that illustrates nature versus nurture. The Adventures of Gallardo will focus on how outside influences, particularly social media, maps our life journey. The game will be in a neoclassic 16-Bit …

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We’ll Just Leave This Here. | Leafling Bags.

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all is in the air, the leaves are getting crisp and the Leafling bags are beyond appropriate. Handmade in Budapest, these bags are a fashionable homage to seasonal foliage.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance …

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White by Joe © at Caelum Gallery.

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ainter Joe Hayes recently debuted his latest solo exhibition, White, at Caelum Gallery in Chelsea. We always look forward to Hayes’ yearly exhibition which purposefully falls on September 11th. In a way, by aligning his work with this date, Hayes helps us to celebrate to creativity on a day that we usually mourn over past destruction. Under the umbrella of resilience, both …

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Love Guide Condoms. | Guan-Hao Pan.

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hen it comes to determining your condom size, it isn’t always as simple as it looks. While some fellows purchase Magnums through wishful thinking, others are bit more realistic about their size and could use all the help they can get when narrowing it down to the right fit. Guan-Hao Pan’s Love Guide Condoms is a concept that relies on …

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Folding Lamp. | Thomas Hick.

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ustomizable home decor is always a good find. The Folding Lamp by Thomas Hick allows you to light up your life according to your design. Made from a foldable sheet of metal, the lamp allows you to craft a unique piece that is all your own. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Surf’s Up. | Witchoria.

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itchoria, more formally known as Victoria Siemer, recently said farewell to summer with her latest series, Surf’s Up. In the series, reality folds within itself and creates an abstract recreational loop of sorts. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, …

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The Residency Finale. | Ayakamay.

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ne of our fondest memories of the summer was formed when we witnessed Ayakamay‘s final residency performance at IDEAL GLASS. Ayakamay, who took up residency at the space during the month of August, wanted to end her run with a bang. And so she did, combining her five recent works—including Mimikaki, Unconscious Education, and HOTDOG Muffins—into one grand finale! Ayakamay also had …

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An Original Vision. | Camera Restricta.

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No matter how many “Likes” you get on Facebook or how many hearts you get on Instagram, you can’t help but wonder if some other schmuck is getting the same amount of accolades from the exact same photo. And it’s not like you want all the attention for yourself, you would just like to know that you captured something in …

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clouds + mountains + waterfalls at Sadie Coles. | Ugo Rondinone.

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Ugo Rondinone, whose work was spotted last year at Untitled in Miami, recently debuted a new solo exhibition at Sadie Coles. clouds + mountains + waterfalls is a series of new works by Rondinone in which the artist captures each of the natural elements mentioned in the title. clouds + mountains + waterfalls is on display through October 24th.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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NSFW | Behind the Money Shot. | Sophie Ebrard.

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ith pornography at its of height mainstream popularity, even those who aren’t watchers of the “alternative” film genre are curious about what goes on behind the scenes. It’s Just Love, a series by Alps born photographers Sophie Ebrard, not only goes behind the scenes, it offers an endearing window into one of entertainment’s most controversial industries.   After concept scouting at …

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Last Day for PICTURES at A+E Studios. | Mackenzie Younger.

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Today is the last day to see PICTURES, a clever solo exhibition by painter Mackenzie Younger. In the exhibition, Younger examines the traditional fine art zeitgeist through a modern lens, appropriating a classic aesthetic and transmuting it into skillfull cultural satire. But this exhibition isn’t all smirks and giggles, it also seeks to educate its audience on certain aspects of art …

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Acrylic Reaction. | Jana Styblova.

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onjuring nebulous forms of acrylic, Jana Styblova marries art and science into one intriguing aesthetic. Acrylic Reaction is a beautiful experiment. Styblova combines paint with other chemicals and lets the chemistry go to work. Because of her relatively hands-off approach, Styblova mostly creates these pieces through observation. Although she does initiate the chain reaction, she fully embraces the concept of happenstance. …