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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. …

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“Tell Your Friend” Freestyle. | Salomon Faye.

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LLUZion general Salomon Faye goes in on his latest freestyle, “Tell Your Friend.” There is something about Faye’s flow, whether hype or low key, that hypnotizes the listener. Aside from the flow, there  is the content. “Tell Your Friend” is the type of confessional tune that is missing from rap; it’s genuine, organic, heartfelt, confident and charmingly rude. For a …

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Sora/Ku (Sky/Emptiness) | Miya Ando.

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iya Ando will be debuting a dual exhibition of new paintings at Sundaram Tagore Galleries in Hong Kong and Singapore. Ando, who is known for transforming surfaces, uses mixed medium techniques to achieve a radiant aesthetic that oft resembles ethereal horizons and other scenes from nature. Sora/Ku (Sky/Emptiness) will open in Hong Kong on September 23rd and then in Singapore on …

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“Crash” | Shan Vincent de Paul.

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han Vincent de Paul smooth things out with his latest single, “Crash.” Produced by La+ch, “Crash” bumps and thumps to a sensual motif that is bound to lead to some intimacy on the dance floor. SVDP’s last song was heavily political meanwhile this new tune reminds everyone that he has range. The song also doubles as a homage to David Cronenberg’s …

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Radar. | Claesson Koivisto Rune.

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ighly distinct in shape and possessing a wide range of interior settings, the Radar easy chairs are simple, dynamic and comfortable. Created by Claesson Koivisto Rune, the series includes several pieces with swivel bases that allow freedom of movement. 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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A Tropical Caribbean Fantasy at Venus Over Manhattan. | Katherine Bernhardt.

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atherine Bernhardt’s latest solo exhibition, ‘Pablo and Efrain’, opened on September 9 at Venus Over Manhattan in New York. Bernhardt, a St. Louis native who is Brooklyn-based,  is best known for her quirky fashion portraits of supermodels from glossy magazines, but also cleverly animates everyday objects like cigarettes, sharpies and boomboxes in a very playful manner. In her recent series …

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Two in the Same. | Stephen McMennamy.

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tephen McMennamy sees the oneness in everything. Working in advertising and marketing, MsMennamy uses his creative whims and design prowess to create a beautiful synergy that is nothing short of odd. 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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Venus. | Fernando Vicente.

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ernando Vicente conducts a brilliant dissection in his series, Venus. Vicente opens up the female anatomy to a new understanding; an understanding that requires us to see women as human beings and not just as amorous visages.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …

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Ice Cream. | José Lourenço.

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osé Lourenço is obsessed with color. In his series, Ice Cream, Lourenço plays with various hues; stacking atop one another and melding together.   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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A Look Back at Bad Dads VI. | The Wes Anderson Art Show.

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ith Labor Day having come and gone, it is safe to say that summer is officially over. Although it doesn’t officially end until September 22nd, everyone is reminiscing over nature’s most beloved season. One of our favorite summer memories was the 6th Annual Wes Anderson Art Show, otherwise known as Bad Dads VI. Hosted by Joseph Gross Gallery, the group show …

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Freak Power Reigns in a Summer Idyll by Hayley McCulloch. | The Opening of the Gonzo Gallery.

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first met Daniel Joseph Watkins as he shook some gritty residue from his straw hat and stepped onto the pavement where I’d just been arrested by an image in a window—an oversized black and white photograph of a handsome young Hunter S. Thompson with a Sheriff’s Badge pinned near his heart. Next to that hung a large Freak Power poster. …

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AFROPUNK. | A Retrospective by Ennis Chung.

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AFROPUNK is one of today’s most popular music festivals and with great popularity comes great risk of overexposure. The were some murmurs of AFROPUNK “selling out” this year and with that is mind, we teamed up with photographer Ennis Chung to get a festival goers point of view and determine whether or not this was indeed true. Our focus was not …

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NEW Music! | “High Hopes – Lonely People” | Raye 6.

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ongstress Raye 6 recently released a new single titled, “High Hopes – Lonely People”. Being the hometown heroine that she is, Raye captures the sincere and soulful sentiment of living and loving in the Big City with this tune. The unreleased track is a perfect example of how potent Raye’s songwriting skills can be. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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AFROPUNK.| A Retrospective by Paul DEO. |x| Deborah Oster Pannell.

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rtist Paul DEO brought his kaleidoscopic, afrofuturist vision to AFROPUNK 2015 in the form of time tripping self-portraits, iconic cultural mashups and his own cosmic brand of visual storytelling. Cultural icons blend with personal journey in DEO’s complex, utopian, image universe, where he pays homage to his greatest musical and cultural inspirations – James Brown, Nina Simone, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and Michael …

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Edible Glass. | Elliot Walker.

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lliot Walker has taken still life into a more delicate realm. Using glass to craft realistic sculptures with a surrealistic touch, Walker’s work is striking and memorable. The textured matte black makes the colors pop.   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. …

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“Water Water, Money, Power” | Shan Vincent de Paul.

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han Vincent de Paul is back with more of the good stuff. The sideways affiliate recently released visuals for the song “Water Water, Money, Power”. Directed by de Paul himself, the aesthetic for this video is outright amazing. But what is even more amazing is the content of “Water Water, Money, Power” is the content. With all the sociopolitical goings-ons …

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Khalia. | Drake Murray.

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rake Murray captures the strength of beauty and visceral allure of fire in his series simply titled, Khalia. Highlighting the subject’s brilliant bone structure, Murray create a chic motif that is reminiscent of 90s CK ad.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, …