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MUSIC REVIEW. | LOADED GUN | CHRYSTYNA MARIE.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the first note her gift is apparent. Chrystyna Marie, effortlessly uses her classically trained vocal repertoire to deliver delicious melodies. With the release of Loaded Gun — the Tornoto native, who now calls, Los Angeles home — achieves a career milestone. An introspective CM gives candid insight to her musical motivations. She reveals, “Breath is life, and life is music. I wanted to create music from …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | RETROSPECT | ERICH MRAK.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the inundated school-of-Drake comes another rapper seeking musical acclaim. The Ottawa-native, Erich Mrak, that’s now residing in Toronto, works to reinforce his creative cache. The recent release of the visual EP, Retrospect, succinctly showcases Mrak’s artistic dexterity. Officially debuting in August, this audible treat offers Erich’s growing perspective. Often insular, and all-encompassing, love is examined. Betrayal, bewilderment, and eventually …

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Made In Venice. | The Inside Story of the Skateboarders of Venice, California.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ADE IN VENICE captures the firsthand stories and recollections of 40-plus years of skateboarding in Venice that started with the Z-Boys, and continued with its legendary street skaters and the iconic Venice Skatepark. Never-before-seen Super-8 and early video footage, along with rare black and white stills, take you back to innovative demos on the Boardwalk and skating the walls of …

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Without End. | A Derek Weisberg x Alana Douvros Collaboration.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ithout End is a new sculptural jewelry collaboration with sculpture Derek Weisberg and  jewelry designer Alana Douvros. The collection is comprised of 14 different pieces, all hand crafted in the USA using the traditional lost wax process. The pieces consist of solid .925 sterling silver, bronze, 14K gold vermeil, and 100% natural semi precious stones. The collection aims to create …

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Fashion Displacement. | A Panel Discussion by Polimoda. | Photo Recap.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ashion Displacement invited top educators, opinion leaders and fashion experts from around the world on Wednesday November 16th, 2016, to the Sky Room at New Museum, in New York City. An elite group of panelists came together for a moment of critical thinking and in-depth discussion, reflecting on the industry and education for mutual benefit. Moderated by Linda Loppa, speakers included Aimee …

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When Tracks and Wakes Cross. | A Quiet Lunch Interview with So-Cal Artist Michael Torquato de Nicola.

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”true” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-center” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”][dropcap]M[/dropcap]ichael Torquato de Nicola’s art is an direct result of his examinatorial affinity to his life as surfer and the interconnectedness to the natural world such life-style fosters and the two (his art and surf life) combine the best of Henry …

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Paradise: The Garden of Earthly Delights. | Hieronymus Bosch x MOTI.

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Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De Staat, have released a new animation: a contemporary interpretation of one of the most famous paintings by the Early Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch, The The Garden of Earthly Delights. In their latest work, the group cleared the original landscape of the middle panel of Bosch’s painting and reconstructed …

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Return to King’s Landing Recap. | Vieno James.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]arly November saw the debut of Vieno James‘ solo exhibition, Return to King’s Landing. Hosted by SVA Fine Arts Department, Return to King’s Landing was a captivating presentation that really displayed the potential of a young artist who has yet to hit his stride—believe it or not. James is a focus young artist with a vision; a bright eyed creative with a …

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Coffee Nap at Jìng Lǜ Gallery. | Guillaume Hebert.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether we know or not, falling asleep in public is a national pastime—especially for those who are overworked. Guillaume Hebert‘s latest solo exhibition, Coffee Nap, spies into the grinding life of the working class. Coffee Nap is currently on display at Jìng Lǜ Gallery, November 12th through December 4th. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | STRANGE STORM | DARRIN JAMES BAND.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n amalgamation of sound, the Darrin James Band, is perfecting the art of combining an array of musical genres. Lead by the Kentucky born, Darrin James, who was raised in Michigan, and spent many formative years in New York City — the band brings everything from rock to country. From its reflective start,  Strange Storm kicks off with an introspective atmosphere. The horns …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | LOOK WEST | THE FURIOUS SEASONS.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he fifth installment from The Furious Seasons is enveloped by home, humility and heart. Based in Los Angeles, on Look West, the crew offers effortless folk sounds enriched by a pop undertone.  Here, everything feels authentic. From start to finish, a dignified demonstration of skill is expressed. Caressed by tender vocals and appreciative insights, “Longshot,” and “A Thing To Behold,” welcoms the listener into their …

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NOVEMBER’S BONE at HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY.

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[dropcap]H[/dropcap]alsey McKay Gallery is proud to present, November’s Bone a group exhibition with sixteen artists, who inform, but do not dictate, the spirit of their work with the history of social and political unrest. Free from the bombastic rhetoric of campaign trails, this group applies a kind of sleight of hand, with virtuosic craft, aesthetic sheen, beauty, and formal presentation, …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | MIRACLES ~ LOST & FOUND | MARLA MASE.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arla Mase, known to her supporters for her theatrical, power pop crooning, preps for the release of her upcoming album, Miracles ~ Lost & Found. Throughout this fifth album, it’s apparent that Marla has a Broadway background. An emphatic guitar strives to enliven, “The Truth Comes Down.” Pretentious introspection condemns “Falling Sideways.” Finally, the authentic appeal of “Dreamland,” pushes the listener to …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | THE UNLEARNING CURVE | POST DEATH SOUNDTRACK.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen words fail to convey meaning music always asserts itself. So, exactly what is Post Death Soundtrack? Challenging conventional definitions, the group which formed back in 2007 builds upon the creativity of its respective members, Steve Moore, Kenneth Buck, and Jon Ireson. Some believe, their latest effort, The Unlearning Curve is best characterized by industrial, rock, electronic, and pop melodies. This latest LP …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | CAUGHT UP IN YOU | JIM PETERIK.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it’s for others or for himself, Jim Peterik, possesses a  prolific pen. He has built a career on the success that he’s earned. Assisting with standards like “Heavy Metal” for Sammy Hagar, “Caught Up In You,” for .38 Special, and “Eye of the Tiger” for Survivor has bolstered his musical longevity. A lifetime submerged in sound has prepared Peterik for the recent …

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CUTLERY. | Koichi Futatsumata. |x| Valerie Objects.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re looking to impress folk with some artsy cutlery, Koichi Futatsumata‘s collaboration with Valerie Objects could be the perfect find. Simply titled CUTLERY, the series features a set of minimal spoon, knives and forks that have a quaint, but futuristic, geometric appeal. Even you can’t get them in time for Thanksgiving, it’s still …

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About Face at The Hole NYC. | Joe Reihsen.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re in the mood for some creative chaos, we suggest that you make some time to see Joe Reihsen’s About Face at The Hole. It is Reihsen’s first solo exhibition The Hole and he doesn’t disappoint. Heralded as the new voice of abstract painting, Reihsen’s aesthetic is an ecstatic whirlwind of strokes and colors anchored and focused only by quiet strength …

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Curiosity. | Matthieu Bourel.

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you’re looking for something a little more minimal from Matthieu Bourel, this awesome Giclée print is worth a looksee. Curiosity is an intriguing piece in which Bourel neatly sums up man’s proclivity for discovery. Get Your Print 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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Faces. | Matthieu Bourel.

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[su_dropcap]F[/dropcap]unny how an amalgam of elements can form into one solid cohesive portrait. Matthieu Bourel‘s Faces is a picture perfect example of how chaos is in fact harmonious homogeneity that is too wily to get bead on. 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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MUSIC REVIEW. | MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS | TILTED AXES.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ans superfluous words the instrumentation does all the talking. With Music For Mobile Electric Guitars, Tilted Axes speaks fluent guitar. The fluid endeavor promotes artistry and refuses to hide behind useless verbage. Reaping the fruition of an intentional dream, Patrick Grant’s original music is performed by hoards of skilled musicians. Yes, actual amps are strapped onto the performers as they deliver art …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | SIDE HUSTLE | PHOEBE NIR.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]rue Groove Records signee, Phoebe Nir, recently dropped her debut EP, Side Hustle. The Brown University graduate frantically kicks off the endeavor with, “Lust for Life.” Drumming from James “Whoop” Coley becomes Nir’s beating heart. The EP’s highlight is the unapologetic “Joe!” With lyrics like, “…you were the cause and the cure…,” the listener is left pondering if Joe is actually an unreliable man …

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Fabulous Beasts. | Caitlin McDonagh.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday we take a look at Caitlin McDonagh‘s Fabulous Beasts. McDonagh, a Vancouver Island native, is inspired by folklore, storytelling, traditions, architecture as well as various real and un-real sources. The series was featured as a solo exhibition at Possible Worlds in Ottawa, Ontario. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | POLITIKARMA | AGENCY.

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Thank you, America; Agency is here! If music is a universal connector, then the Mainer musician is adding his artistry to that cohesive cannon. Earlier this month, via Anticondon Records, Agency’s PolitikaRAMA dropped. Immediately, Agency’s profound perspective is felt. “Evaporate” is capable of arousing any soul. By the end its undaunted honesty evokes a need to sing along. Blending beautifully with the candor of “New Americana,” Agency …

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Swanky the Floating Ladle. | OTOTO.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ife is filled with hardships but there is anything more devastating than have your ladle sink into the soup—especially when its been touched by everyone at the table. The folks from OTOTO aspire to put an end to our misery with Swanky, the floating ladle. Thanksgiving inspire satire aside, Swanky is a genius innovation that puts a new spin on a …

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The Fight Continues at Richard Beavers Gallery. | Leroy Campbell.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his exhibition is dedicated to Muhammad Ali and his fighting spirit. He embodied the long line of fighting spirits we have as a people. Our spirit defines us. Ideology, family, political affiliations, or race does not have a right to disrupt or bring disharmony to it. The threatening of your God-given spirit must be removed. The spirit itself fights for …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | NIGHT AND DAY. | THE SLANG.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy become an FBI Special Agent when there’s the possibility of being a Rock star? The Slang’s John Bobo responded to this inquiry. Rather than joining the elevated boys in blue – the vocalist, pianist, guitarist – joined forces with the bass player, John Newsome to create, The Slang. Taking a recording sojourn down South from Washington D.C. to Nashville, TN, the alternative …

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NEW MUSIC. | “RIDE OFF” | TANGINA STONE.

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[dropcap]A [/dropcap]mere investment of three minutes and thirty seconds, allows Tangina Stone, the ability to flex her   creative acumen. On “Ride Off,” which is included on her initial album, Elevate, the emerging chanteuse offers her perspective on how love can withstand outside forces. The songwriter that’s based in the Big Apple, explores the kaleidoscope of emotions that are connected to becoming vulnerable. Produced …

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No Plan B. | David J. Carol.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his hardcover book was published in conjunction with David Carol‘s first retrospective show, NO PLAN B at the Leica Gallery in Soho, New York. This compilation of 32 photographs represents the last 25 years of his work. The photos of David’s travels include images from Russia to Turkey, Mexico to the Canadian Arctic, all with his very unique and personal vision. …

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Bookworm. | BAGatelleStudio.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the woman who is a bookworm and proud of it, the folks at BAGatelleStudio have just the perfect accessory. Designer Elena Myloslavskaya combines academic sensibility and fashion sensibility with these handmade book clutches. The clutches are designed to resemble some of our favorite literary classics. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture …

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The New Norm. | Stephen Fox.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is something undeniably classic about Stephen Fox‘s work. Series such as The Drive-In, Inhabitants and Roadside Attractions hark back to an era that is far removed but yet so close to the heart. Even when Fox depicts modernity in his series, The City, he managed to cast the piece in a blanket of nostalgia. Fox is obsessed with nightscapes, so it is no …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | MINNESOTA | GLENN MELING.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]innesota, the third album from Norwegian native, Glenn Meling chronicles his musical maturation. In his latest release, the wordly artist, having lived in the United Kingdom and Australia, bridges the melancholy with the mirthful. Since an early age, being consumed by music has enabled Glenn the ability to command attention. Throughout the LP’s duration offers satisfying songs. Starting off with “Alive,” …

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General Dynamics. | Doug Young. | The Lodge Gallery.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Lodge Gallery proudly presents, General Dynamics, a solo exhibition of works by Doug Young. In his second solo exhibition with The Lodge Gallery, Young explores the ego of man and the arrogance of governmental power. This recent body of work investigates the radical politics of our age and the coinciding precarious state of our natural environment. Vacillating through time from the unpeopled …

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NSFW | Masks-Show. | Masha Svyatogor.

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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]elarusian artist Masha Svyatogor uses her series, Masks-Show, to merge the worlds of photography and painting into one intimate display of modern pulchritude. In the series, Svyatogor cuts and pastes visual excerpts from well known Flemish and Baroque works—possibly by such artists as Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects …

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MoMA PS1 Sunday Sessions. | ATM presents DEN$E.

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text][dropcap]O[/dropcap]h, the summer’s gone, and with it also went our afternoons of getting down to great music in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 to their “Warm Up” sessions (my favorite party in all of NYC). But do not despair! Super hip dance parties …

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MUSIC VIDEO. | “THE LIGHT AHEAD” | ERIC FRISCH.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hrough the miracle of musicianship, Eric Frisch, is able to create a contemporary tune that beckons to yesteryear. “The Light Ahead,” which appears on Frisch’s début, Goodbye Birdcage, would definitely impress Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Bill Haley! The upbeat ditty is sure to keep all the bodies rocking. The economical endeavor, directed by Tim Toda’s keen eye, draws upon cool choreography and simplistic backgrounds. As …

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Common Threads at The Rubin Museum of Art.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommon Threads will bring together artists, philanthropists, and refugee activists to celebrate what we share through fashion, art, and storytelling. It will be an evening of traditional styles, the modern designs they inspire, and cutting edge garments influenced by the reality of refugees. Common Threads is being presented in partnership with The Rubin Museum of Art. The event is honoring six …

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Base 12 Binocular Show at Mana Contemporary. | Apostrophe NYC.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Base 12 Binocular Show, currently on display at Mana Contemporary (November 12th – 23rd), is an interactive group show that investigates scale and perception. Unconventional hanging initially hides the artwork from the viewer, who must then use the binoculars to enter the show. Through the binoculars each artist’s work can only be seen alone.  This enables the viewer to embark on a scavenger …

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NSFW | Infinity Selfie. | Leah Schrager.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]erging new school narcissism with trippy traditional trickery, Leah Schrager‘s Infinity Selfie is easy to get lost in. Schrager is known for tackling beauty, sexuality and the human form in her work; and with this series, she seems to be going deeper down the rabbit hole. In a way, Infinity Selfie entertains how one can lose oneself even in the exploration …

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Four Flights Up. | A Group Exhibition at The Leo.

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our Flights Up shares the intimacies of the neighborhood by looking into and looking out of the artist’s window.  Harlem is a culturally rich and diverse community of which artists have always played a significant role.  It is equally important to acknowledge, patronize and understand the artists of today as it is to remember the artists and writers of the …

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Mythomania. | A new series by by Uday K. Dhar.

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[dropcap]U[/dropcap]day K. Dhar is pleased to presents a new series, Mythomania at Harlem Properties sponsored by VOSS. Dhar recreates the Gods in a series of mixed media studies with a new lens and in a contemporary context. He cultivates an alternative view of the history of Western Art by questioning what this imagery means to a person of color.  With each …

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MUSIC REVIEW. | INTROVERSIONS | SLUKA.

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Whether it’s drums, violin, bass, keyboards, guitar, or vocals, Christoper Sluka, continues to attempt to do it all. The former jet pilot soars past mere auditory consumption. With his latest album Introversions,  he worked to ensure that visual sides would accompany each offering. Proving that music is timeless, he is determined to make it remember his contributions. Decades have been used to polish his artistic acumen, yet Introversions leaves …

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Post No Bills. | Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase.

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Last week, I stumbled into an amazing exhibition called Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source featuring Artists BLU (Senigallia, Italy), Mark Bradford (Los Angeles), Burhan Dogançay (Turkey), José Parlá (Miami), JR (Paris), Robin Rhode (Cape Town), Vhils a.k.a. Alexandre Farto (Portugal), and Jacque Villeglé (Paris) while visiting the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY. Being a product of the graffiti era …

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Nothing Huge at XY Atelier. | Danny Lane.

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[dropcap]X[/dropcap]Y Gallery is pleased to announce Nothing Huge an abstract exhibition of photographs by Danny Lane, marking the first solo show for the NYC based artist. The pictures were shot on 35mm film on the streets of lower Manhattan. Nothing Huge explores the shapes and colors of downtown Manhattan where all things seemingly have a life of their own. Lane, …

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NEW VIDEO | “Woman” | Kendra Morris.

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]inger Kendra Morris recently released a new video for her single, “Woman.” Directed by Joe Lumbroso and written by Jillian Mackintosh, both of Brilliant Champions, the video features Morris playing the role of a scorned lover. Wounded and obsessed, Morris struggles to mend a broken heart and her sanity. “Woman” can be found on Morris’ latest studio album, Babble. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …