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Like Lesser Gods. | Bruce McEver at the National Arts Club.

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Quiet Lunch attended the historic National Arts Club in Gramercy Park on Friday evening, October 27th, to hear poet Bruce McEver read from his latest collection of work, Like Lesser Gods. Its not often we leave a poetry reading looking back over our shoulder hoping the poet might read one more poem for good measure, but Bruce McEver packs his works with …

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Edo Ball x Season 2. | Andrew Archer.

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With the NBA season starting this past week, Andrew Archer returns with season 2 of  Edo Ball artworks. Andrew  put in some big work over the off-season to create a new series of 10 artworks. Each artwork has a fresh new story and has been finished off in the iconic Edo—Ball style. This season features The Wolfpack, The Durantula and my personal …

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A Matter of Dust.

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Mike Weiss, the art dealer and former Chelsea gallery owner, liked to give out assigned seats at his more formal gallery opening-after-parties. I can’t remember which artist he was showing that evening roughly two years ago, or what restaurant it was, but I do remember being deliberately plunked down next to a charming young stranger with an infectious, liberally-used laugh, …

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Ron Agam. | An Ode to Black and White.

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“Color weakens”, Pablo Picasso. New York’s own Ron Agam strongly agrees. The internationally renowned artist, is widely acclaimed for his “furiously chromatic” geometric artworks. His artistic output successfully attempts to replace sensual pleasure with intellectual design, primarily through mesmerizing black and white acrylics atop low relief wood panels. His optical creations fit perfectly within the resurgence of Op and Kinetic …

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Andy Cahill. | Home at SAFE Gallery.

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stern figure sits at a dinner table which appears to be morphing into a face; a house grows ears; a smoker blows puffs out of a shirt sleeve; and a figure crawling on the ground, partially clothed with woolen socks and shirt, reaches toward a distant house. Pictorially grotesque, kaleidoscopic, psychedelic and dreamlike, Andy Cahill’s new show ‘Home’ at Brooklyn’s Safe Gallery will …

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Titia Ex. | Light Art for the Common Good.

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October 2017, Amsterdam- NL elebrated Dutch artist Titia Ex’s work is altruistic in its essence. Her dynamic, whimsical, site-specific light sculptures are carefully planned and created for public enjoyment. Her work affirms that art should be a common good, gratis and available to be experienced by all, regardless of one’s class or level of affluence. Public art is a leveler, …

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Joe Brittain | Past Tense.

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sing sculpture as a way to ask fundamental questions of human sensibility, Joe Brittain’s new work, currently on view at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, aims to create situations and dialogs for us to probe our relationships to, and placements within the material world and its deep, incomprehensible history. Part historic, part scientific, part spiritual, the exhibition is a continuation of his …

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Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour. | Halsey.

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Halsey is on her 2017 Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour with special guests PartyNextDoor & Charli XCX playing concerts across North America. Her latest video “Bad at Love” is taking Youtube by storm with over 21 millions in little over a month! We looking forward to catching Halsey this Friday in Brooklyn! Get tickets for the shows BEFORE they sell out …

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Ain’t It A Blessing Tour. | Tee Grizzley.

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Tee Grizzley‘s had a big year as one of hip-hop’s rising names. His project ‘My Moment’ has been streamed over 117 million times on Spotify. His 2016 video for “First Day Out” has over 75 million plays, with Jay-Z saying it was “the best song out” on a recent Genius interview. Tee Grizzley is currently on his “Ain’t It A Blessing” Tour …

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Music Video. | “Down For Mine” | Rittz.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

aving invested over 20 years into the game, Rittz, is being rewarded for his diligence. Today, the Strange Music MC scored a career milestone. Last Call — his fourth album — stands atop the Rap charts, this according to SoundScan. The Miguel “M. Stacks” Brown, Jr.-produced, “Down For Mine,” finds a calculated Rittz spitting sixteens with stunning accuracy; press play. Photo Credit: Kristina Labbe Niki …

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Music Video. | “Drowning (Water)” | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

ubmerged in sound, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, continues to demonstrate his creative dexterity.  Within the visual for “Drowning (Water),” The RiTE Brothers, showcase the Bronx MC engulfed by aqua and enveloped by diamonds. Consistent keys and floating currency, combined with an emotive delivery, help to tell the tale of living the pauper’s existence transformed to one of the nouveau riche. The Highbridge …

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ENGENDER. | Kohn Gallery.

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LA-based Kohn Gallery’s upcoming Fall exhibition, titled ENGENDER, will reexamine male and female gender classifications—a topic that is quite timely now as it has ever been given the ongoing gender debates within our political climate.   Rooted in the word gender, Engender brings together a wide range of practitioners— including Nicole Eisenman, Hernan Bas, Firelei Báez, Emily Mae Smith, Tschabalala Self, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn, among others— who portray a form …

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Music Video. | “Achoo!” | Keith Ape X Ski Mask The Slump God.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

esistant to any inoculation, from within their dopeness emanates. The Cole Bennett-directed, “Achoo” finds Keith Ape and Ski Mask The Slump God in a hospital. Afflicted with inherent artistry, these two creatives ride the Jimmy Duval & Neighborhood Watch which conjures excess. Trading hubris-filled ostentatious bars these two are sick; press play. src=”//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js”> Niki GatewoodI write.

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New Music. | “Highly Intoxicated” | Juicy J.

In Audiorotic by Niki Gatewood

ewarded with longevity, Juicy J, is a living legend. While reinforcing his legacy, this Trap architect has discovered the way to remain relevant. He is dope. Recently, The Juiceman blessed the game and dropped his mixtape, Highly Intoxicated. The introductory track, “Highly Intoxicated,” finds an animated J with an intricate flow. The Crazy Mike-beat is reminiscent of classic Three 6. Do …

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New Music. | “Caffeine & Nicotine” | Blakeley.

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rooklyn’s Blakeley continues to reinforce her artistic integrity. The amped whimsy of her latest single, “Caffeine & Nicotine,” from the upcoming EP of the same name, invites one to join her on a subversive journey; convention’s monotony is confronted.  Her emphatic voice effectively melds with the rigorous  instrumentation. Sound becomes an adrenaline-drenched heart pumped by Blakeley’s vocal ability. Stay tuned; Blakely has teamed up …