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Scooter LaForge. | Travels with Johnny at Munch Gallery.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]cooter LaForge‘s solo exhibition, Travels with Johnny, is coming to a close and you would be wise catch it before it does. Housed by Munch Gallery, the exhibition was inspired by a cross country road trip LaForge took with friend and photographer Johnny Rozsa. LaForge and Rozsa, along with Stella, Hobson and Gypsy, made their way across the land, seeing the sites …

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NEW Video. | “Dope Walk” | A$AP Ferg Feat. Cara Delevingne.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]$AP Ferg successfully sums up New York Fashion Week in the new visuals for “Dope Walk.” Directed by Matt Starr with creative direction by Harry Bee, the video is a non-stop barrage of quintessential Fergenstein hijinks and, of course, dope walking. One Ferg’s stops included Jay West’s Almighty7 Pop Up at Blank Shop and our very own Michael Della Polla was there …

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Get Bent. | Natasha Perova.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he following works by photographer Natasha Perova is accompanied by a visceral sarcasm that only enhances the muted surreal overtones. 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 mean it. quietlunch.com

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An Interview with Numa Perrier. | Kwesi Abbensetts.

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[dropcap size=small]K[/dropcap]wesi Abbensetts had the pleasure of interviewing fellow artist Numa Perrier. Titled the long interview, the Haitian born, American raised Perrier discusses her artistry, meditation, motherhood and the phrase “black artist.” For those of you who may not be familiar with Perrier, her creative resume is a mile long. She is the founder of Black&Sexy TV. She is also gearing up …

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NEW Video. | “I Luv It” | Sunny & Gabe with D.R.A.M.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]ike we said, there is something special going on in Norfolk and nothing captures this notion better than the new visuals for “I Luv It.” Gathering at The Parlor on Granby, Sunny & Gabe lay down a sweet rhythmic serenade with the help of rapper D.R.A.M. and guitarist Brandon Jarod. Some special faces also made an appearance. We spotted drummer Kargbo, …

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A Different Kind of C.R.E.A.M.

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‘Nough respect to the Wu-Tang Clan, but cash can easily ruin what it rules. Inspired by the song, “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me),” the C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Ruined Everything About Music) tee by Stockholm label INGRID is a clever and thoughtful twist on a classic hip-hop anecdote. Get it → HERE! ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Jesse Boykins III. |x| Liebeskind Berlin.

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[dropcap size=small]L[/dropcap]iebeskind Berlin teamed up with soul singer Jesse Boykins III to create a rather stylish shoulder bag. Made from vintage leather, this unisex bag also doubles as a rucksack. It is a beautiful result of Liebeskind Berlin’s annual Handmade Session, a collaboration with aspiring musicians that involves both design and live performance. You can order the bag today while supplies …

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“Needle and a Knife” (LIVE) | Tennis.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e’ve spent a great part of this week watching Tennis’ live performance of “Needle and a Knife.” The song can be found on Tennis’ new LP, Ritual in Repeat. The visuals have a classic Tennis finish, dreamy and timeless. 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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Voids and Invocations. | Evie Falci.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]his week is your last chance to see Evie Falci’s Voids and Invocations at The Lodge Gallery. It is Falci’s first solo exhibition at The Lodge and has proven to be quite the collaborative debut. Falci, who paints with studs on pleather, taps into a well of makeshift symbolism that resonates through a universal appeal. She brilliantly illustrates an ancient concept …

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Cosmic Fluidity. | Darren Carnmer.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here is one thing very noticeable about Darren Carnmer‘s illustrations, and that is fluidity. Not just fluidity but an otherworldly aesthetic that leaves his audience in limbo. 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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Monument Man. | Stephane Parain.

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Stephane Parain‘s work is like time traveling on acid. Parain, a sculptor who lives and works in Paris, creates pieces that resemble classic Victorian busts—but with a surreal twist. Faces features visages distorted by glitches, obscured by masks and framed by antlers. One of his pieces, a skull with a pried open jaw, rings with plaintive mortality. Parain successfully appropriates …

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NEW Music! | “Black Power” | Salomon Faye.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]alomon Faye continues to slaughter with new music. He recently released “Black Power,” a prolific tune that praises black culture while simultaneously attempting to unite people of all colors. Black History Month is coming to an end and Faye could not have picked a better time drop such a song.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication …

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No Type. | Rero.

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[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e have seen our fair share of typography but it doesn’t mean that we have seen it all. We realized that notion even further when we discovered these works by Rero. His work is an amalgam of societal critiques and ball busting poetry. Rero is constantly at war, fighting to uphold the constructs of artistic merit while dismantling the …

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Smuggler’s Blues. | Chapter 6: Don’t Mess with Texas.

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An award winning writer and filmmaker, former Editor-in-Chief at High Times, former drug kingpin, outlaw and ex-con, Richard Stratton continues to lead a very colorful life. Quiet Lunch along with Bodega de la Haba and Big House Productions present a suspenseful e-serialization of Stratton’s newest book Smuggler’s Blues: A True Story of the Hippie Mafia. Smuggler’s Blues, part one in a tell-all …

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Desde México con Amor.

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Oy vey. With another ultramegasnowfreezapocolypse is on its way to the northeast, we yearn for the fantastic sunny days of Summer. Our global correspondents Anik Boucher and her beau, Sébastien Lamothe, grabbed their waterproof GoPros and hopped on a plane to Mexico, the land south of our border. The two last shared their worldly escapades on their backpacking trip to …

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Book Nº. 2 Yorkville Townhouse Launch.

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[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]arlier this month, we teamed up with Jennie Ma and Jane Beal of The Corcoran Group to celebrate the launch of Quiet Lunch Magazine Book Nº. 2. The festivities took place at 343 East 84th Street, a luxurious Yorkville townhouse on the market for sale at $5.995M and $20,000 for rent. Over 50 special guests from New York’s fashion, art and real …

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Marc Séguin. | I Love America and America Loves Me.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Mike Weiss Gallery is hosting a phenomenal show by Marc Séguin. I Love America and America Loves Me is a powerful exhibition that simultaneously exalts and eviscerates new age Americana. An arcade of obesity, pop culture and hallowed violence, Séguin’s show truly resonates with its audience. Skewed depictions of Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy line the …

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Reclaimed. | CMG.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap] party of quaint geometry and folksy macabre, Antony Gustard’s work is organic, aggressive and mythical. Gustard, who goes by CMG, taps into a visceral lexicon that creates an effective line of communication between his work and his audience. 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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Touch the Sky. | Reynald Drouhin.

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[dropcap size=small]R[/dropcap]eynald Drouhin first caught our attention with his Landscape Monolith series and has attracted our eye once again with his latest series, Message. Drouhin takes to the sky this time around, creating distortions that range from slightly off to “something is definitely wrong here.” Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life …

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Gregory Siff. | Book No. 2 | ORDER TODAY!

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he time has come. Our second book is here! Well, not exactly. Shipping begins February 15th—but you can order your copy TODAY! The cover of Book No. 2 features post neo-expressionist Gregory Siff. We wanted to do something special this go around, so we’re randomly selecting 100 readers to receive a custom piece of artwork by Siff himself. You …

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NEW Video | “THE HAUS” | Young Paris.

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[dropcap size=small]Y[/dropcap]oung Paris recently released stunning new visuals for his single, “THE HAUS”. The prince of African electro, Young Paris commits double homicide with a deathly dope sound and a killer aesthetic—in all, he slays us. Seriously, Young Paris is the complete package and we see nothing but good things coming from him in 2015. The video, directed by Jeremy Rubier, …

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Almighty 7 Launches at wallplay’s Blank Shop.

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[dropcap size=small]N[/dropcap]ew York Fashion Week has been full of surprises but the greatest surprise of all is The Almighty 7 Pop Up at wallplay’s Blank Shop. Spearheaded by acclaimed painter Jay West, Almighty 7 Apparel features a limited edition roster of athletic designs that channel the virtues of spiritually and philosophical camaraderie. West was all smiles for the launch, personally greeting …

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Gibsons Gets Stitches.

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[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]N[/su_dropcap]othing says “I’m a down to earth douchebag” like a charming piece of embroidery. No but really, embroidery is a cool way to give your place a homemade feel. Sam Gibson‘s stitched illustrations are like toasty cups of tea on a Fall afternoon, delightfully cool and soul warming. All of her embroideries are handmade from her own original …

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Korbel-Bowers. |x| ZigZagZurich.

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Merging home textiles and art design, ZigZagZurich has employed the talents of patternist Matthew Korbel-Bowers for the latest installation in their ZigZagZurich Artist bedding collection. The Coastal Art Duvet Cover and Pillows is an energetic set that embodies Korbel-Bowers’ knack for creating appealing but meaningful patterns. The artist explains: “Coastal was born from studies of color, physical space and the natural environment combined with …

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NEW Video. | “I Can’t Breathe” | Pussy Riot.

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[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]ussy Riot recently released visuals for “I Can’t Breathe”, their first song recorded in English. Directed by Pussy Riot themselves, the video features the duo being buried alive while wearing Russian riot police uniforms. It is a visual ode to the memory of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was choked to death by a Staten Island police officer. …

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Cubes. | Henriëtte van’t Hoog.

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[dropcap size=small]H[/dropcap]enriëtte van’t Hoog‘s Cubes is a colorful installation that relies an age-old trick, optical illusion. Hoog often uses her work to toy with dimension and, ultimately, the audience’s perception. 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,” …

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Artist Worship. | Rashid Johnson.

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[dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]rooklyn based artist Rashid Johnson creates stern masterpieces that exist within the confines of reality but go far beyond the boundaries of perception. Founded on a bedrock of cultured ritualism, Johnson work buries itself deep in the sand. Perhaps it is this cryptic allure that makes Johnson’s work so intriguing. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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NEW Music! | “Shivers” | Autumn.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ustralian duo Autumn recently released a new single appropriately titled, “Shivers”. The song, simmering and rhythmic, features haunting vocals and electric energy. 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 mean it. quietlunch.com

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Architecture of the Face.

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Canadian artist, Erik Olson, may very well be our generation’s Pablo Picasso. Yeah, we said it. Olson’s more recent work is so reminiscent of Picasso’s cubism period that we couldn’t help but say it! Aesthetically, Olson has a style that is all his own, but air that surrounds his work reek of the same innovation that once wafted through the …

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Covered in It. | Ivan Alifan.

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Ivan Alifan‘s work, writhing and moaning in an ambiguous goo, stirs the carnal pot through an underlying stream of sexual subtext; the resulting dialog is mesmerizing. Luckily for us, we’re not reaching. Alifan freely admits the venereal concept: “These portraits are not an attempt to render physical characteristics  but rather create a language of underlying sexual subtexts. Using ambiguity as …

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Never Flat. | Bianca Chang.

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The minimalism of Bianca Chang‘s work is an immediate draw, but it is her manipulation of dimension and form that is the true star. Seemingly two dimensional pieces become much more upon further inspection, spilling into the realm sculpture. Gold and Blue I, 2013 Gold and Blue II, 2013 Comparative Form in White (Rotation, CCW), 2013 Comparative Form in White …

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Hiding in the Open. | Ella Tillema.

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[dropcap size=small]K[/dropcap]nown for creating powerful images that evoke a library of emotions, Ella Tillema work is cloaked in an aesthetic that is both endearing and sneering. Tillema’s series, BEVÄPNAD, conceals her pregnant subject in a menacing get up fit for modern warfare. The marriage creates a memorable contrast. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Swing Bar. | Duffy London.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]uffy London is back in the swing of things, literally. The Swing Bar, a communal behemoth compared to its more intimate cousin, expands on the Swing Table concept, allowing more participants to get in on the fun. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …

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TypoMorphologies: Ideology and Form. | Aditya Barve.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]ditya Barve‘s TypoMorphologies: Ideology and Form explores the possibility of shaping urban growth through developmental codes instead of conventional tools. The project overall gives way to a scheme that relies on losing control. 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 …

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“Seduction” | Salomon Faye |x| Enasni Leber.

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[dropcap size=small]i[/dropcap]llUZiON duo Salomon Faye and Enasni Leber offer a bittersweet ode in the form of “Seduction.” Produced by Myth Syzer, “Seduction” is a smooth but foreboding tune in which Faye and Leber articulate the ups and downs of “relations.” Check out the lyric video below!   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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The BLOSSOM Before Spring.

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Aleksandra Kingo deconstructs the concept of masculinity with her photographic series, BLOSSOM. BLOSSOM is  a comparative series that features tatted skinheads adorned in fresh floral arrangements, wearing soft stares. Creating a stark contrast between the perceived manliness of her subjects and the “emasculating” effect of the flowers, Kingo is questioning our interpretation of masculinity and what makes a man a “man.” “A man’s …

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TONIGHT! | Everyone’s a Critic. | David Lyle. | @LWGallery #DavidLyle #EveryonesACritic

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]avid Lyle‘s critically acclaimed solo exhibition premieres tonight at Lyons Wier Gallery. Everyone’s a Critic will feature new works by Lyle who is known for his scathing wit and playful sarcasm. It is Lyle’s third collaboration with Lyons Wier and looks to be the quintessential anti-art show, a must-see for those who refuse to take art seriously. Everyone’s a …

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Delight in Distortion. | Ian Gamache.

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]an Gamache is a mixed media artist who uses various mediums to examine social paradigms and existential angst.  Almost visceral in nature, Gamache’s works are often accompanied by poignant titles that spark an endearing dialog with its audience.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a …

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Spatial Dynamics II: Volume. | Kincső Tóth.

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[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]patial Dynamics II: Volume is an abstract sculpture by Kincső Tóth. Its framework, made from wire, rope and nylon stocking, resembles the human heart. Tóth uses the sculpture to explore the relationship between volume and materials. 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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Smuggler’s Blues. | Chapter 5: General Marijuana.

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An award winning writer and filmmaker, former Editor-in-Chief at High Times, former drug kingpin, outlaw and ex-con, Richard Stratton continues to lead a very colorful life. Quiet Lunch along with Bodega de la Haba and Big House Productions present a suspenseful e-serialization of Stratton’s newest book Smuggler’s Blues: A True Story of the Hippie Mafia. Smuggler’s Blues, part one in a tell-all …

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NEW Music! | “Did I Do That” | Salomon Faye.

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Salomon Faye dropped a new track this week. “Did I Do That” features a snarling Faye lyrically manhandling all naysayers and non-believers. The track still has a tinge of the jazzy sound Faye has been playing around with recently but has its edge sharpened by his slap box rhyme style. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Swipe. | Mary Ramsden.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here is only about a week left to see Swipe, a solo exhibition by Mary Ramsden. Housed by Pilar Corrias in London, the show features new works that draw inspiration from a ‘drag ‘n’ drop’ era. Swipe will be on display through Feb. 15th. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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Cones: Unfolded Seats. | Jule Waibel.

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[dropcap size=small]C[/dropcap]reating a juxtaposition between look and feel, Jule Waibel‘s Cones: Unfolded Seats have the appearance of boulders but are as plush as a stuffed bear. The rounds are crafted from 100% and are made to hug the contours of the body. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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Invisible Atlas. | Shen Wei.

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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]rtists like Shen Wei have the ability to capture their audience in such a way that it transports them to a completely different dimension. Wei’s simplistic haze, littered with dots, various symbols and geometric designs, is an experience that teeters on the brink of sublime. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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Nice Try. | Macha Suzuki.

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Macha Suzuki‘s Nice Try is a cool looking sculpture with a humorous concept. Made in both black and white, the sculpture is a perfect display of “missed” attempts. 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 mean …