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Restful Read. | Bookniture.

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]itting on a stack of books while reading a book can look rather studious—or redundant—but who wants to carry around a backpack full of heavy books just to look smart on moment’s notice. Now, thanks to Bookniture, you can look like a scholar when you are really just too lazy to stand up. All posturing aside, Bookniture is as useful …

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Squared Away. | Stanley Whitney.

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanley Whitney’s paintings are a delightful arrangement colors giving way to a vividly irregular and subtly abstract pattern. If you are a fan of color fields, then you will love Whitney’s work. He is currently represented by Lisson Gallery. 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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Rain, Rain, Stay Another Day. | Elizabeth Patterson.

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]lizabeth Patterson gives us some beautiful depictions of a rainy day. A Pennsylvania native, Patterson does an excellent job of capturing what we all see when looking out the window on a rainy day. 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. | “XO TOUR Llif3 (Remix)” | Lil Uzi Vert |FT.| 2Pac.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he big homie Oscar Wilde believes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” In seeming subscription to that belief, a recent remix for Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” appeared on the internet. Here homage is paid to a Golden Era giant. Should Hip-Hop be applauded for contemporary artist’s willingness to celebrate classic lyricism? Is …

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Music Video. | “Kill Jill” | Big Boi |FT.| Killer Mike & Jeezy.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]elebrated for his classic lyricism and his contemporary voice, Big Boi, is a curator of cool. His penned perspective continues to inspire and motivate millions of listeners. As he preps for his third solo album,  Boomiverse, the Epic-signee continues to craft hits. The lauded lyricist’s second single, “Kill Jill” features both Killer Mike and Jeezy. Boomiverse — a cornucopia of creativity — drops on June 16. …

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Music Video. | “Killing Over Jays” | Killa Kyleon.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]apable of emphatically melding hubris with humility, Killa Kyleon, is always busy. The Houston MC is working to ensure that Hip-Hop respects his art. With the recent release of his conceptual endeavor —Lorraine Motel — the Team Run It cappo uses his voice to speak on the embedded complexities which African-Americans encounter. “Killing Over Jays,” the initial visual from this recent release delves into the …

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Just Sew You Know. | Mana Morimoto.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ana Morimoto is a Tokyo-based artist we discovered on tumblr back in 2013. In this series, Mana employed her textile embroidery technique over photographs to create modishly luring pieces using iconic black and white photography of rap icons Tupac and Biggie Smalls as well as the New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge. Hope you love it as much as we do.     …

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Mocking Changes. | Poems written by Francesca Castaño.

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s no pastime like the use of dimensions in our attempt to make life real; this strange duality between time-space existence somehow incommunicable But there are days when the landscape gets blurry and a curtain drops holding alone a bilateral symmetry occupying the mind and it’s many starvations. Not every struggle is a goal and thus, it’s difficult to be …

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The Reflection of Salt Lake. | Murray Fredericks.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]urray Fredericks series, Vanity, uses mirrors to stage a serene dichotomy on Salt Lake. When you look at the images, you cannot help but hear Sade softly playing in the background. 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 …

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Conversations with the Wind. | TERRA NOVA at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery.

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It is rare to find galleries that support their artists like Catinca Tabacaru does for her CTG Collective. Tabacaru takes her group of diverse artists to the farthest reaches of the globe to find inspiration, experience new worlds, start conversations and connect with the land.   In its final week at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, the collective are exhibiting work from …

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K11 Art Foundation presents Liang Yuanwei: Behind The Curtain. | Curated by Loïc Le Gall.

In by Vanessa Saraceno

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n conjunction with the 57th Venice Biennale, the Beijing-based, prestigious foundation K11 presents a solo exhibition by Chinese artist Liang Yuanwei. Curated by Centre Pompidou former assistant curator Loïc Le Gall, and held in a wing of an ancient palazzo situated along Venice’s Grand Canal, Behind The Curtain brings together old installations and most recent paintings that reveal Liang Yuanwei …

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Cladded in Clodomiro.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e stumbled upon this tongue-in-cheek collection from Clodomiro, a line started by father and daughter, Miro Zagnoli and Olimpia Zagnoli. Clodomiro offers a selection of everyday objects with an erotic twist. SHOP HERE. 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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Coffee with Cthulhu. | Creature Cups.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ake your morning coffee a little more interesting with Creature Cups. These handmade cups feature tiny creatures at the bottom, so when you finish that coffee you are destined to see a lion, a manatee, a pelican or even Cthulhu peering up at you. There is even a lobster bowl that is perfect for bisque! Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a …

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CROWN. | Gerrel Saunders of Gaks Design.

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[dropcap]G[/dropcap]errel Saunders‘ latest series, CROWN, addresses the concept of “good hair” and texture politics within the Black community. Women—especially women of color—are constantly engaged in said politics and Saunders (who also goes by Gaks) seeks to help remedy that conflict by promoting a message of inclusion, healthy self esteem and all around appreciation. With CROWN, all hair is beautiful—whether it be …

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Stole It From the Future. | Y-A FUYU HIGH.

In Crumbs, Fashion, The Menu by Bim StarLeave a Comment

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]alk about a conversation starter… the Y-A FUYU HIGH is a concept shoe designed by David Olivares, a young student from Monterrey, Mexico who is studying industrial design. This shoe is made for the stylist Gods of the future. The Y-A FUYU HIGH is an all weather, high fashion fusion of two creative, forward clothing brands: Y-3 and ACRONYM.  I see …

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New Music. | “Vacay” | Sunny & Gabe.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hink of a body wrapped in warmth, think  of eased creativity, think Sunny & Gabe! When Gabe Niles and Sunny Moonshine come together art happens. A snippet of “Vacay”—their recent release—was nationally featured in a Coke commercial. Arousing a tropic air, Gabe worked flawlessly to create an enticing track filled with horns and drums. Together with Sunny’s controlled, yet light vocals, the …

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Edible Masterpieces. | Ksenia Penkina.

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[dropcap]V[/dropcap]ancouver-based pastry chef, Ksenia Penkina, creates cakes that are mesmerizing works of art. These awe inspiring sweets are made from natural ingredients only such as real cream, milk, fruits and berries, almond flour and premium professional chocolates. If you’re interested in learning how to make these cakes yourself, you can take a master class on her website. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is …

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Music Video. | “Lord Don’t Fail Me Now” | Ash Riser |FT.| Left Brain.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ropelled by the sentient artistry of producer Tae Beast, “Lord Don’t Fail Me Now” depicts an ominous ode from Ash Riser. Within this Left Brain feature, twisted sixteens tantalize and taunt the listener. The Zenith Division visual captures Ash’s angst-driven ride to cement his creative success. Ghosts — Riser’s debut album, into which he’s invested his life — will drop on July 7, 2017.   Niki GatewoodI write.

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Mark Bradford. | Tomorrow Is Another Day. | A Review by Vanessa Saraceno.

In by Vanessa Saraceno

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat does it mean to still be a citizen, even when you do not feel represented by your government, and yet you are called to represent your country in an international art exhibition? Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford tried to tackle this question in his presentation at the United States pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Co-curated by Baltimore Museum …

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Jethro Bunny Sculpture by Jeremyville. | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Exhibit.

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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]eginning May 5 and running through the summer, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design will exhibit Jethro Bunny, a seven-foot tall pink fiberglass sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Jeremyville. Jethro Bunny is the newest incarnation in the artist’s “Community Service Announcement” series—an ongoing collection of drawings and sculptures created as a tool for change and positivity. Jethro Bunny will be installed in the museum’s Arthur …

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Music Video. | “My Space Baby” | DJ Premier |FT.| Cherub.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]n instantaneous vibe helped to solidify fate.  Cocooned by a silky  soulfulness, “My Space Baby,” is an effortless gem by DJ Premier and Cherub. TTT (To The Top) — Premiere’s personal imprint — recently dropped the worldwide release. Preemo’s timeless, and talented touch, has enriched many of Cherub’s musical memories. When the opportunity presented itself to work with one of their creative heros, the Nashville …

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Viva Arte Viva. | Quiet Lunch at the 57th Venice Biennale.

In by Vanessa Saraceno

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]itled Viva Arte Viva, the 57th international art exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia is a call to celebrate artists, their ways of life, the forms and practices they choose. Divided into nine chapters or trans-pavilions, the exhibition curated by Christine Macel, Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou, presents itself as a route to stimulate dialogues and encounters with several “families …

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Smells Like Spring Spirit. | Gabriela Mendez. |X| Teena Selvam.

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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]iami-based photographer Gabriela Mendez and model Teena Selvam come together for a dreamy, vivid series bathed in milk, peppered with petals and kissed by butterflies. 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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Solitude Palace. | Lucas Zimmerman.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ucas Zimmerman‘s Solitude Palace highlights our obsession with our smartphones. The series reminds us of the countless moments we spend with an eerie glow cast on our faces, cut off from our surroundings and, ironically, cut off from each other. Solitude Palace was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the smartphone. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to …

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Venice Biennale 2017. | Viva Arte Viva: Profound Silence and Shiny Things.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a rapidly expanding world facing the residual effects of post-truth and social media oversaturation, 57th Venice Biennale curator Christine Macel (from the Centre Pompidou in Paris) had her work cut out for her. For Viva Arte Viva, Macel’s curated portion at the Arsenale and Giardini for the 2017 Biennale, the curator adopted an esoteric worldview. Her curatorial hand revealed …

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Istanbul at Night. | Elsa Bleda.

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[dropcap]P[/dropcap]hotographer Elsa Bleda has been getting lots of attention lately for her electric hued images—usually incorporating artificial lighting. Today we take a look at her latest series, Istanbul at Night. 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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New Music. | “Switchin Sides” | Runway Richy |FT.| Gucci Mane.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the “eye of the tiger and the heart of a lion,” Runway Richy is on a journey to share his message. Shaped by an East Atlanta perspective, the emerging artist was pleased to discover that Gucci Mane hopped on his latest track, “Switchin Sides.” Wrapped with sincerity, Runway Richy explains, “it’s a huge honor for me working with him.” The FKi Sauce production is a …

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New Music. | “Small Talk” | Eli Wesse.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the pursuit of music an emerging love was interrupted. Eli Wesse, understands the sacrifice demanded to realize one’s artistic aspirations. Born to Congolese parents,  on “Small Talk,” the Michigan musician amplifies his thoughts of an abandoned relationship. Prodded by his passion, he left New York City and returned to the Midwest. Since returning home he’s been fully focused on elevating his art. This …

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Music Video. | “Hook, Line, & Sinker” | Royal Blood.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

Photo By: Annie Lesser [dropcap]B[/dropcap]ack in 2013, Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr reconnected and formed, Royal Blood. Since then the British blokes have gone on to earn international acclaim. Their unabashed creativity, combined with their innate talent, are factors which helped to secure their upcoming headlining U.S. tour. Although, the stateside tour doesn’t start until June, they are still working to satisfy …

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New Music. | “Magnolia” | David Banner |Ft.| CeeLo & Raheem Devaughn.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Friday (May 19), The God Box — the anticipated album from David Banner — will be available for public consumption. Throughout this artistic endeavor Banner challenges the listener. With the introductory song, “Magnolia,” he astutely utilizes personified metaphors to tell the tale of an enslaved and dehumanized people. Both CeeLo and Raheem Devaughn appear on the poignant piece. Lead by the Mississippi MC, this talented trio kicks …

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Music Review. | Hello Abyss | Nehedar.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]uckle up and get ready for a smooth trip through time. With the crisp cadence of Emilia Cataldo — and nostalgic, yet refreshing production of Craig Levy — New York’s Nehedar propels its latest release, Hello Abyss to a bubbling, cult acclaim. Traveling from the ’60’s to the present, Hello Abyss, is a contemplative account of being in love and everything in between. Beginning with …

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New Music. | “Black Dog” | Michael P Cullen |&| the Soul Searchers.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ow is the time to enjoy a delicious treat. Last month on April 25, Australian import — Michael P Cullen & the Soul Searchers — dropped the ever-palpitating “Black Dog.” The emphatic dynamo is now prepping for the release of the upcoming project, Live at Lazybones.  This narrative account is wrought with intense attention to detail. Here creativity and consciousness collide against a tattered …

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New Video. | “Never Surrender” | Avery LR.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ntimately acquainted with strife, Avery LR , uses lyrics encased in pain to provoke feeling. A childhood where love was interrupted by death and distance, the emerging artist uses his growing perspective as a man to share his personal insight. From his recent visual for “Never Surrender,” he raps, “…Yeah, I believe in God, but do God believe in me…;” conflicted thoughts assaulted …

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New Music. | “Might As Well” | Xombie.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

[dropcap]X[/dropcap]ombie is prepping for the release of its upcoming album, Super Cell. The anticipated project is set to drop next month. Three previous EP’s have helped to garner success for this New York City-based rapcore crew. Formed back in 2010, the efforts of lyricist Atom Crews, string punishers Robert Fishkin, “Cadillac” Mike Martabano, Roy Galvan, and — percussion perfectionist — …

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The Further Chronicles of Now. | Anthony Haden-Guest at Anderson Contemporary.

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[dropcap]C[/dropcap]urators Gregory de la Haba, Akeem Duncan and Quiet Lunch are absolutely thrilled to publish for the first time the latest cartoon series “The Further Chronicles of Now” by legendary party-animal and Spy magazine’s “Iron Man Decathlon” winner in 1988 and 1989, Sir Anthony Haden-Guest. Timed to coincide with his exhibition opening this evening at Anderson Contemporary, 180 Maiden Lane, …

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Something’s Wrong. | Martine Johanna at Massey Lyuben Gallery.

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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of our favorite painters, Martine Johanna, recently debuted a new exhibition at Massey Lyuben Gallery. Titled Something’s Wrong, this is Johanna’s third showing with Massey Lyuben but her first solo exhibition. Having the spotlight all to herself, Johanna does not disappoint.   Featuring works that “portray idioms of youth that melt away,” Something’s Wrong also features some graphite works by Johanna—a treat …

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Trending Now. | Frieze New York 2017.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hokers, The Met Ball, Frieze New York 2017… Sorry, you distracted me while I was making my list of things all the cool kids are doing lately. Frieze NY this year is so cool (but not trying too hard to be, obv) and topical this year that it is… impossible to ignore. Not quite Pepsi commercial-level topical (although almost—looking at …

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Deep Frieze. | Quiet Lunch Guest.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Anthony Haden-Guest

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]eide Hatry’s stand was slapbang in front of the entrance to the Frieze tent. The German artist had a number of copies of her book, Icons in Ash, on a table, alongside an example of the work, portraiture of the departed, rendered in their ash. A few possible future clients were looking the work over. So into the fair. If Frieze …

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50 Reasons To Voyage To Frieze New York.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Paul Laster

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ class=”cs-ta-justify mtn” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” class=”mtn” 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]C[/dropcap]apturing the zeitgeist of the moment, Frieze New York, which runs through May 7, returns to Randall’s Island Park with more than 200 international galleries showcasing a stellar mix of modern and contemporary …

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Invisible. | Andrea Koporova.

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ndrea Koporova takes to the water once more for her latest series, Incredible. Koporova, who won a Natural Density Award, manipulates the photographs in such a way that they almost look like paintings. 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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Painting the Absurd: the Engrossing, Grotesque Art of Aaron Johnson.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]eeking a detailed, unsettling antidote to minimal art? You can’t do much better than the exciting expressionist art of Aaron Johnson. Gone Fishin’, the current exhibition of Johnson’s work, is on view through May 20th at Joshua Liner gallery in Chelsea (Manhattan). Works in the show take painting as a common medium, covering themes as mundane and elevated as cheeseburgers …

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Spring is in the air: Ron Agam and Marco Casentini at GR gallery

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap] winter’s snow fades from memory and flowers now blossom all over town, come celebrate spring in New York City with works by Ron Agam and Marco Casentini at GR gallery. GR gallery’s current exhibition, Incandescent Chromophilia, by Ron Agam and Marco Casentini perfectly encapsulates the spirit of spring. Vibrant, exhilarating hues seem to explode from reassuringly geometric shapes—a visual …

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Glass Geometry. | Alexa Workshop.

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e have seen our fair share of geometric lamps but this one by this one by Alexa Workshop takes the cake. Handmade in France, this sacredly geometrical lamp has charming angel and intriguing bulb placement. Shop HERE. 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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Rise of a Realist Painter. | Works by Agnieszka Zak-Bielowa.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ssiduously painted patterns decorate scarves hearkening to vibrant symbols of identity. Colors and intricate detail permeate the paintings of fabric in motion. These incredible realist paintings are by Agnieszka Żak-Bielowa, the renowned Polish artist whose distinct painting style has earned her accolades throughout Europe. Incorporating realist and pop stylings, Żak-Bielowa will be showing in NYC during a rare exhibit period …