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Art in the Aftermath of Economic Crisis. | Dimitrios Antonisis at ROOD Gallery.

In by Alexandra Fanning

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast weekend, the newly established ROODGALLERY, Red Hook, opened its inaugural show, Fracture, with the work of prolific Greek artist Dimitrios Antonisis. Guests packed the chic design space to witness a panel discussion with the artist and economics expert on the Euro Crisis, Chris Marsh, moderated by Cultured Magazine Editor-at-Large Katy Dimaond Hamer. After the talk, the fashionable European set …

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NSFW. | Flesh and Fantasy. | The Photography Show.

In NFSW, The Menu, Visual Arts by Paul Laster

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]igger and bolder than ever before, the 37th edition of The Photography Show opened to VIP visitors on Wednesday at Pier 94, a massive 133,000 square foot exhibition space on the Hudson River. Featuring nearly 150 exhibitors—ranging from international galleries offering photography, photo-based art, video and new media to photography publishers and booksellers—the annual New York fair got off to …

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Music Video. | “Uh Huh” | E-40 |FT.| YV.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom financially humble beginnings to reinforcing a priceless soul, E-40 personifies longevity. Back in the mid-80’s, 40 Water smoothly transitioned from being Click’ed up to solely standing steady atop his ten toes. A witty wordplay, in conjunction with a keen business acumen, has allowed the Magazine vet the ability to attain both professional and personal success. As he moves past millions, this Golden …

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Let It Go. | Jaz Harold.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Quiet Lunch

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a time where we can all use something to hold onto, Jaz Harold‘s exquisite sculpture, Let It Go, suggests the very opposite. 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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Overload. | Dan Huston.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Quiet Lunch

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]an Huston‘s work is a blissful swarm of complementive colors. Overload is a series that lives up to its name, a lot of these pieces force the audience’s eyes and brains to work overtime. 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 …

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New Music. | “Outlet (Remix)” | Dark |Ft.| Manolo Rose.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]escending from The Heights, Dark, continues to use his penned prowess to earn Hip-Hop’s respect. By maintaining his integrity, and sharing his perspective, the former Team Hot MC is fully focused on serving humbled hubris. With this unique remix designed for the masses, “Outlet” showcases Dark and includes a feature from Manolo Rose. United on the Vinylz-produced track, the New York narrators push …

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In the Land of Paraguari. | David Esquivel.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Quiet Lunch

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid Esquivel is an Illinois based painter whose pieces are vibrant displays of various, shapes, colors and patterns. The raw canvas backgrounds really adds to a dynamic contrast that makes these paintings 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. When we …

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The First Week of the Whitney Biennial on Instagram.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Paul Laster

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough the Whitney Biennial is “the show everyone loves to hate,” you can’t tell that from looking at the Instagram posts. More than 10,000 photos and videos have been posted in the first week alone—and there’s still twelve more weeks to go. A “selfie” paradise, this year’s show has lots of shiny works that are perfect for moments of self-reflection. …

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Artists We Know: Catching up with Clio Newton.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Jared And AlannahLeave a Comment

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or our fifth edition of the bi-weekly Artists We Know, we are super excited to interview Clio Newton, an American artist currently residing in Zürich. She combines her conceptual background with a larger-than-life approach to hyperrealism, creating simultaneously sensitive and powerful images of women. J+A: Hi Clio, thank you so much taking the time from installing your latest show, to meet with us …

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A World of Wonders at TEFAF Maastricht.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Paul Laster

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]outed as the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, The European Fine Art Fair—popularly known as TEFAF—launched its 30th edition on March 9th to a well-heeled crowd of museum directors, curators, critics, and collectors who traveled from far and wide to the medieval city of Maastricht, the site of the earliest Roman settlement in The Netherlands. While the connoisseurs were …

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Music Review. | Phases. | Bonomo.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] compelling comfort bookends Phases by BONOMO.  The February release, beautifully showcases the cohesive creativity of the band’s core members, Andrew Renfroe and Adam Bonomo. These Brooklyn-based musicians conjure sheer magic. Sans any incantations,  to please the public the duo relies upon its inherent artistry. Opening with familiar Folk sensibilities, “Home” astutely foreshadows the album’s trajectory. The mix of compelling chords from Andrew with Adam’s soothing …

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Music Video | “Just A Friend 2K17” | Fred The Godson |FT.| Jaquae.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]es, “oh Baby,” you already know the hook!  Fred The Godson taps Jaquáe for the assist. The result, a Les Visual-directed video which combines simplistic cinematic shots with intricate bars. The public continues to show its support, although Gordo — the anticipated mixtape from Fred — has yet to receive a concrete release date. The Bronx wordsmith proves that an astute penmanship and easy delivery …

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Op art is back! Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art at GR gallery

In Visual Arts by Eva Zanardi

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast week, GR gallery unveiled its fourth exhibition dedicated entirely to Op and Kinetic art. The exhibition, Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art, pulsates as its artworks electrify the gallery’s atmosphere. The show’s opening night brought together an eclectic array of artists, curators, and art lovers, including the likes of rock photographer Bob Gruen, his wife, artist Elizabeth Gregory Gruen, …

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Artists We Know: Keith and Tiger Mackie.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Jared And Alannah

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or our fourth bi-weekly we head over to Alphabet City (Loisaida) and interview Keith Dragon Mackie and his sister Tiger Ray Mackie. Both are visual artists. Keith is a painter and graphic artist who uses his memories, humor and public observations to create inside jokes that play out as a larger commentary with strong ties to current social issues. Tiger is a classically …

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NADA Returns To Its Roots at Skylight Studios.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Paul Laster

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ooking as fresh as it did when it was a renegade art fair at the Ice Palace in Miami back in 2004, the latest edition of NADA has turned into a sprawling funfest of art, performances, and information. Showcasing a lively selection of contemporary art presented by 100 exhibitors representing 37 cities from 14 different countries, the fair wraps through …

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The Rise of Volta.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]V[/dropcap]olta has always had potential. A quiet favorite among most, the fair has maintained a steady pace that keeps fairgoers intrigued—not necessarily wowed but definitely intrigued. This year however Volta has stepped its wow factor up remarkably. The fair has an engaging amount of electricity in its air and features some amazing works that remind art lovers why they love art. …

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Aesthetics of Contemporary Feminism at Milk and Nigh​t’s Black Mirror: 13 Artists ​Spring/Break Art Show 2017.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ysmorphic self-portraits jostle for attention with segmented body parts, limbs immersed in nature, and partially obscured studio portraits in sumptuous settings. Yet at no point in the visit to Milk and Night’s Black Mirror: 13 Artists are visitors overwhelmed. Delicately encircling the (at times) amorphous platform that is contemporary feminism, ranging from the highly conceptual to the macabre, Black Mirror: …

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The Death of SPRING/BREAK.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nce upon a time, a year ago to be exact, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair was the star of Armory Week, an up and coming fair that shined brightly against the dim, uninnovative background that is Armory Week itself. Formerly housed in the Moynihan Station, SPRING/BREAK had an organic, but organized, feel. The fact that they transformed the almost ghostly Moynihan Station …