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Artists We Know Season 2: Who is David Byrd?

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Jared And Alannah

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome back to our later summer/fall edition of Artists We Know.  For our second series of articles for Quiet Lunch will be serving both new and lesser known artists as well as artists well into their respective careers. So without further ado: Our first article of this season profiles David Byrd, an artist since deceased whose oeuvre leaves an impression. …

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Taxonomy of Transcendence. | The Subtle Triumph of Michael Carini.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Audra Lambert

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ncountering the works of artist Michael Carini, visionary is the most apt adjective that comes to mind. The evocative transcendence of Carini’s potent style, a blend of abstract expressionism and an urban art aesthetic, is immediately apparent. Few artists working today embody the distilled purity of emotional expression in their work that Carini effortlessly exudes through his paintings. What sets the …

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Look At God. | Ty Odu.

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Arts by Bim Star1 Comment

I was digging around the interwebs and came across a dope visual piece called Black Goddess by Ty Odu. Check out his work on DeviantArt. Bim StarThis New York City native breathes the concrete jungle. From be a stylist and clothing designer who’s pieces has graced the silhouettes of fashionistas and socialites alike, to running the streets to get the …

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Why Network Television Doesn’t Deserve The Carmichael Show.

In Crumbs, The Menu by Akeem K. Duncan.

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]reat shows get cancelled all the time, some for a good reason and others out of nowhere. Unfortunately, The Carmichael Show seems to have a plot in both parts of that sitcom graveyard. That is ultimately the way it goes in TV Land; but the death of The Carmichael Show reeks of foul play. Well, not foul play exactly but it seems …

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Hayley McCulloch talks with Danny Simmons.

In by Hayley McCulloch

[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″ 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]T[/dropcap]he Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation was formed in 1995 by brothers, Danny Simmons, Russell Simmons and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of Run DMC. Its aim was to provide The Rush Education art program for inner city …

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A School for Rebels. | New York Studio School.

In by Alexandra Fanning

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ummer in New York is the time for group shows, and at the New York Studio School, the Annual Alumni Exhibition is not-to-be-missed. This year’s exhibition has been juried and then curated by Florence Lynch of Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Anders Bergstrom of Hauser & Wirth, Steven Harvey of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects and Jennifer Samet of Eric Firestone Gallery, …

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Cabinets de Curiosités. | Peter Opheim at ROODGALLERY.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Alexandra Fanning

Red Hook’s newest gallery space, ROODGALLERY, has recently transformed into a fantastical shop-like space for strange figurines and looming paintings of unearthly creatures. Wunderkammer, a solo presentation of abstract-turned figurative painter Peter Opheim, utilizes the gallery’s unconventional space to transform into a fictional cabinets de curiosités incorporating Opheim’s monumental oil paintings with corresponding figurative sculptures. Quirkily presented within custom, handmade wooden vitrines, the space …

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A Domino by Any Other Color: Zazie Beetz as Domino Facing Some Backlash?

In The Menu by Quiet Lunch

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]eadpool was a box office smash and with teasers for the upcoming sequel leaking online, everyone is tenting their pants for the follow-up. Set to be released about 10 months from now, the film will feature some new characters that will costar alongside the Merc with a Mouth. Goonies alum Josh Brolin will be playing Cable, a role that could have …

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Summer Cool. | Group Show at Anna Zorina.

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Elle Ambler

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nna Zorina’s show is as jubilant as it is varied. Though two clusters of graphite angels might disagree, color and collage are the stars of Summer Cool. Here, a cardboard collage of a drunken-sailor type feels at home with a rendition of Magritte’s Son of Man done entirely in paint injected bubble wrap. More subtle work can be found in the …

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Facial Profiling. | Group Show at C24 Gallery.

In by Elle Ambler

Check out Facial Profiling at C24 Gallery for all things portrait. On the upper story, rows of distorted White House staffers stare down the floor, flanked by shadowy portraits obscured by series of dots and circles. On another wall, pairs of photographs show the artist’s preconceptions of his online dates projected onto them, followed by a collaborative post-date portrait. Things take …

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close, but not touching. | Group Show at Biggercode.

In by Elle Ambler

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]on’t be deceived by its outside appearance–Biggercode is more than its upstairs boutique. Last Thursday, the downstairs half of the space opened its inaugural show “close, but not touching,” a group show curated with the intent to invoke a non-nostalgic past in dialogue with the present day. Whimsical works hang across from more solemn ones, all surrounding piers topped with …

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Save Me From Myself Sweatshirt. | PastelX.

In The Menu by Quiet Lunch

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone needs saving—especially from themselves. You know it, we know it and even PastelX knows it. Which is exactly why the brand created this funky fresh Save Me From Myself Sweatshirt. Buy it. Thank us later. Shop Here Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but …