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Josephine Halvorson. |x| Leslie Hewitt. |x| Jennie C. Jones at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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f you’re in the Chelsea area and you’re looking for a good group show, we suggest you stop by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (530 West 22nd Street). The gallery is currently featuring a trio of talented female artists, Josephine Halvorson, Leslie Hewitt and Jennie C. Jones—all of whom occupy different mediums. The show is casually put together but far from lazy. The folks …

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The Non-Creative. | Steve Kim.

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don’t like to create,” says artist Steve Kim, cushioning his statement with an ironic chuckle. But oddly enough, Kim’s reluctance to create is what fuels his unique aesthetic. For Kim, the act of creating—or at least the overwrought version of creating—is a burden. After all, plenty of artists want to be free. Free to make, free to erase, free to …

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(NSFW) Moore or Less. | Neil Moore.

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ust when you think you have Neil Moore figured out, he somehow finds a way to wriggle out of that straitjacket of a label that you felt sure enough to put him in. Moore’s work seems obvious but not as obvious as one may think. Themes that present themselves as apparent are often not. Actually, they often don’t mean anything …

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Take A Fantastical Ride Into His Semi-Abstract World. | Kiki Valdes.

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iami-based artist Kiki Valdes takes you on a fantastical ride into his semi-abstract world at his eponymous exhibit Kiki Valdes on view at the Miami Dade Public Library System.  Valdes is showcasing over twenty new paintings under MDPLS’ artist residency & exhibition program, an institution committed to supporting African-American, Latino and local artists. MDPLS previously worked with the late, great …

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Quite the Cut Up. | Pablo Thecuadro.

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ablo Thecuadro doesn’t just do collage. He creates dimensions and expands your perception. Thecuadro’s ability to overlap images and simultaneously encase them inside one another really makes his pieces stand out amongst most collage work that we’ve seen. His handmade pieces are an intriguing blend of fashion and surrealism.   Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks …

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Colors. | Benjamin S. Kim.

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oung photographer Benjamin S. Kim turns the city into one big acid trip in his series, Colors. Snapping photos since the age of thirteen, Kim is now a student at SVA (School of Visual Arts). 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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Icons Unmasked. | Alex Solis.

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lex Solis has been garnering a lot of attention as of late with Icons Unmasked. The series playfully, and satirically, reveals the true identities of some of our favorite characters. Some pieces includes such characters as Dexter, Monty Burns, Lara Croft, Finn & Jake and more! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of …

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Words from Your Local Preacher. | Слава Семенюта.

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xalting a glaring gospel of rich color and retina rupturing neon, Слава Семенюта plunges his audience into a lush limbo of futurism. His creative drug of choice is color. He huffs hues and conjures up images with an aesthetic that is best described as “hallucinatory realism.”   Семенюта’s inspiration comes from the universe—above and below. He is enamored with underwater and the …