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Constance Edwards Scopelitis Embraces The “Tech Effect”

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“I have returned to the scene of the crime, as I call it… That’s Indianapolis, Indiana. But I’ve lived in New York, California, London… I’ve ventured out a lot.” Constance Edwards Scopelitis.  Though Scopelitis finds the political climate in Indiana, where she grew up (“I mean hello, we gave you Pence”) really interesting to “rub up against,” especially from, as …

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another Gallery Presents ‘Fugue’ Inaugural Exhibition

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On the evening of November 29, 2018, an enthusiastic gathering of artists, curators, and collectors came out to celebrate the launch of another Gallery. Opened under the premise that New York doesn’t necessarily need “another gallery”, its ironic name plays off the concept of creating something very unusual or significant, while merely referencing it as “another”. Promising a robust curatorial …

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THE FEMOCRATS, ABOUT FACE – An Exploration of Feminism, Intersectionality and Gender Politics

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Brooklyn based artists Eva Mueller and Jana Astanov have partnered to form The Femocrats and will present About Face at Satellite Art Show in Miami, December 2018. The Femocrats, About Face is a three-part, truck-gallery installation which includes a dynamic portrait series on which the two artists collaborated as well as an individual project from each. The portraits, shot by Mueller, were inspired by a series of interviews, …

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Postcards from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 2

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The 17th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach kicked off yesterday with its super exclusive VIP preview. Benefiting from a revamped  and expanded venue (the brand new Miami Beach Convention Center) the largest contemporary art fair in the country was today in full swing yet less chaotic and easier to navigate. Art Basel Miami Beach  remains one of the best art fairs …

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Making Space: Politics of Space A Triumph by Long Island City Artists and Sculptors Guild

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Space can be a fraught term: as both abstract concept and concrete marker, space delineates a potentiality waiting to be made manifest. It can be argued that the exhibit “politics of space” achieved just this goal for contemporary sculpture. The exhibition, on view at Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City through Dec 2, 2018, featured works by participating artists drawn …

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Postcards from Miami Art Week 2018: Day 1

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December 2018- Quiet Lunch returns to Art Basel Miami Beach. Watch for our daily offerings of top gallery exhibits, satellite shows and the hottest parties in town. Every day we’ll present a special envoy pop-up blog brought to you by Curator and Arts Writer, Eva Zenardi, who’ll be carefully selecting the very best out from the myriad of events happening …

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Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Teams Up with The Surf Lodge at Art Basel Miami Beach

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Brandon Boyd, the multi-talented Incubus frontman, whose artistic (image making) output has run parallel to-if not fully integrated with-his musical offerings for more than two decades, is taking over the Surf Lodge bungalow at The Confidante Miami Beach Hotel for this year’s larger Art Basel circus on December 6th & 7th. On Thursday evening, Boyd will host an intimate dinner for …

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Bronx Native Plots World Domination From “El Bronx”

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Amuarys and Roselyn Grullon are proud children of the Bronx. Their remarkable clothing brand, “Bronx Native”, is an homage to their hometown. I spoke with Amaurys about the initial concept for Bronx Native, the ideas behind their iconic clothing line, and the future of the Boogie-Down (Bronx) in general. DB: Let me get right to it. What got you started …

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Get into the LOOP with who's who in TIME BASED MEDIA

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This is the best fair I have ever been to. Staged across three floors of the Almanac Hotel, LOOP Barcelona Fair (20-22 November) sits within the context of LOOP Festival which takes place across multiple venues (Galleries, Foundations, Museums) throughout the city 12 – 22 November. Established in 2003 at the dawn of hyper-connectivity (two years before YouTube), this is …

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The Art of Bansky – An Unauthorized Exhibition – Miami 2018

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“The Art of Banksy” Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 Noon to 10 p.m. daily at Magic City Studios 6301 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. General Admission:$35-$50 Tickets can be purchased at www.banksyexhibit.com. Unauthorized is key here. Bansky never gave his permission to showcase any of the eighty, original works on view at this blockbuster-size exhibition. Curated by Bansky’s former manager of 12 years, Steve Lazarides, and co-produced by the promoters behind Live Nation and Starvox Exhibits, “The Art of Banksy,” opened at Miami’s Magic City studios on Dec. 1 to much fanfare. It is a highly controversial exhibition because of its …

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Give Me Some Head Pops Up in Tribeca.

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David “Mr.StarCity” White has finally brought the critically acclaimed solo exhibition, Give Me Some Head, to the States! But, staying true to his showman nature, White only gave us the tip of the iceberg with a special two day pop up in Tribeca. If you missed it, don’t fret because we were there and we’re here with the review. Having recently …

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Brooklyn Says OY! Brooklyn Responds YO! Deborah Kass at The Brooklyn Museum

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Artist Deborah Kass’s monumental sculpture OY/YO was a phenomenon when it was first installed on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Main Street lawn in 2015. Three years later, the groundbreaking work returns to Brooklyn, as part of a public art activation at the Brooklyn Museum. Joining text-based work by other Brooklyn-based artists—Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas—OY/YO has been installed outside …

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Artist and Illustrator Joe Roberts Releases New Monograph, “We Ate the Acid”

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It’s been “stay inside weather” in San Francisco recently, or at least that’s how the artist Joe Roberts, who’s lived in the city for 20 years, describes it over the phone. As pretty much everyone knows, massive, increasingly destructive fires have been ripping across the state of California (most have been extinguished as of this writing), and though towering flames …

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For The People: Akumal Arts Festival Takes Off in Mexico.

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A dusty town on the Yucatan peninsula is probably not the first place the average art lover would visit for a world-renowned urban art experience. Yet from November 9th through 11th, 2018 the Akumal Arts Festival (Festival de Arte de Akumal) brought renowned international street artists from as far away as the UK and Japan to Akumal, Mexico: creating a giant open-air museum on …

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Fire on the Hill

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Fire on the Hill chronicles the struggles of the urban cowboys of South Central LA. Coming from a community ravaged by gang violence and drug addiction, many found an escape in horseback riding and rodeo games. However, when a fire damaged the urban stable beyond repair, the riders are forced to fight to regain what they lost and reflect on …

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At Eternity’s Gate

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The success of painter-turned-filmmaker Julian Schnabel’s biopic At Eternity’s Gate depends on who you are asking. Someone expecting exciting revelations or fresh insight on Vincent Van Gogh would most likely be disappointed, however, Schnabel never made such claims. Though the film has been criticized for merely continuing to stir the already existing pot of mysteries haunting the memory of the artist, its approach …

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Courtney McKenna Releases FIRST Official EP

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Newcomer Courtney McKenna recently released her first live acoustic EP. Titled Renegade, the project is a short but sweet two song affair that leaves a lasting impression and has solid replay value. Reminiscent of Stevie Nicks, McKenna’s vocals are powerful, haunting and whimsically sensual. There is growth to made with McKenna’s sound yet this EP still resonates. You can tell that McKenna …

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Desire, Androgyny, and the Works of Andrea Rugarli

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A stolen, wayward glance captivates those who gaze at Rugarli’s figures. Open lips evoke a languid expression, catching the viewer’s eye. These careful body language cues form the conduit of desire in the soft-focus, figurative paintings of Andrea Rugarli. Outlining his forms with the soft haze of obsession, and a soupçon of forbidden desire, figures in Rugarli’s works claim the …

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A Good Boy and a Wall of Sound at Olsen Gruin Gallery

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There isn’t much time left to catch one of the best two-person shows on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, or more accurately, two unique, but not so disparate exhibitions; Kevin Bourgeois’ Wall of Sound and Rhys Lee’s Good Boy, both seamlessly coexisting inside Olsen Gruin Gallery and coming down Sunday, November 18th. Each body of work; Bourgeois’ angular, colorfully remixed, square (but …

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Jumping Through Hoops | Q&A with Lucy Orich

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Idle hands aren’t always doing the devil’s work; but then again that all depends on what you consider to be deviltry. The mischievous nature of Lucy Orich’s embroidered pieces have an “inappropriate” charm that is playful, brash, clever and relative. At the core of Orich’s creation there is a moshing punkish audacity that is juxtapose with a deceptively domestic delivery. …

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Let Me Define Fantasy For You

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I really don’t understand the outcry over a lack of body representation at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The fashion industry as a whole? Definitely. But this particularly extravagant gig, which the brand itself calls “the biggest fashion show in the world?” No. This network TV event (filmed this past Thursday in NYC and airing Dec. 2ndon ABC), an over-the-top …

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Boy Erased

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“What makes a man a man?” Sykes yells with a cadence that switches the ‘h’ and ‘w’ in ‘what.’ He yells this at a row of boys and girls, all homosexual, all wrong in the eyes of the program they are currently forced to attend. The program is attempting to change them, and if you’ve paid attention to the news …

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Private Life

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When people talk about waning movie theater attendance, in my mind I attribute the phenomenon to a decline in the quality of the movies we’re being shown. To compensate for lazy storytelling, producers rely on showy effects and preexisting properties. Ironic then that Private Life, which so beautifully breaks this mold, was not released in Theaters, but on Netflix. Private …

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The Gratuitous Glory of Gilbane Peck

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It’s a mid-October afternoon and mixed media artist Gilbane Peck is working on a series of “fine art glory hole paintings” in his corner studio in the 56 Bogart gallery and studio complex. Peck was a clear standout at this year’s installment of Bushwick Open Studios, where he also put on a short-lived, pop-up solo exhibition called Sunshine and Rainbows in …

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Brampton’s Own

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BIG LEAGUE ROMANCE for the WORLD SERIES Audiences love having room to explore an array of different meanings in movies. Because outside of the filmmaker’s point of view, there is no “most accurate” permutation. The possibility for messages and personal attachments creates a specific accessibility for a movie viewer, and Brampton’s Own tackles this game of connotation in a much …

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INTIMATE INFINITE: Imagine a Journey

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It is a curious fact that the most powerful international galleries of our times are presenting exhibitions that are rare, rich and effectively gifts to art audiences. Intimate Infinite at the Lévy Gorvy townhouse on the corner of 73rd Street at 909 Madison Avenue is a formidable and enticing offering. The show is the brainchild of Brett Gorvy whose motive …

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Fahren Feingold’s Golden Touch

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If I’m going to write about the Los Angeles-based, naughty watercolor artist Fahren Feingold’s GOLDEN TOUCH, a new series of works presented by Indira Cesarine’s The Untitled Space that deals with the “changing perspective of menstruation,” (currently available online and exclusively at Artsy) I’m humbly requesting Fahren make a new series of paintings of and for men called THE BLUEST OF …

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Al Diaz / SAMO© ‘Selected Multi Media Works’ at Same Old Gallery.

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“A true pioneer of the street and a living legend, Al Díaz is still cranking out work today while his commentary remains as timely and poignant as ever.” —Dave Navarro Street-artist-pioneer and wordsmith extraordinaire, Al Díaz, who co-created the most storied tag of all time, SAMO©, with his childhood friend and partner in crime, Jean-Michel Basquiat, is having a major …

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Parallel Pushes Art’s Boundaries at BOS.

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While wandering around Bushwick a couple weeks ago during Open Studios, I found myself suddenly set a path of redemption. Although there was at least umpteen places to be, the main objective was to visit Bushwick Generator to experience Parallel: Artist Evolved, a brilliantly interactive exhibition brought to us by curator Keli Lucas and artist Justin Muñoz. Having already missed …

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The Existential Journey of Joanne Leah.

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Art is an outward articulation but it is also an inward journey of growth and painstaking self exploration. Joanne Leah’s work is a raw, beautiful, candid blossoming of the artist. Although she no longer uses herself as a subject, Leah manages to weave an existential narrative that is relatable but still intimately her own. When you gaze upon her work …

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Mad & Sick Exhibition: Works By Artists Sean Kushner & Nick van Hofwegen

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It is, in these modern times, no revelatory pronouncement to declare the art world as one overflowing with an abundance of artists, creators, and muses – those that inspire art and creativity. We mustn’t, however, forget those who have that all too arduous and unforgiving task of representing them: the magnificent, tedious, sometimes elusive, and usually misunderstood role of the …

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Cuntfessions: The Push Toward Classlessness–Or At Least Gaucheness–Continues With Michael Kors Buying Versace

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Just as fashion has reflected the aims of the current generation with a push toward genderless clothing, so, too has it sought to mirror the aspiration of a classless society (which will always be impossible so long as white men who come from a trust fund exist). With this in mind, the recent rebranding of such formerly haughty in their …

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Limitless Potential: Liminality at THE BORDER

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An alchemy of sorts permeates works on view in Liminality, currently on view at the groundbreaking new project space, THE BORDER, at the 56 Bogart building in Bushwick. Charting the uncertain precipice between being and transforming, Liminality features artists John Drue Scott Worrell, Frank Wang Yefeng, and Jamie Martinez working in mixed media to evoke an uncanny and genre-bending surrealism. …

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Tim Kent Paints a New Perspective at Slag Gallery in Brooklyn

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Despite showing up on motivational posters and Internet memes, there’s no concrete evidence Albert Einstein ever said: “If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.” Seems to be fake news. Still, it’s an interesting thought and one that should be applied, especially in casual scenarios where complex modern ideas are being disseminated-a bar, at dinner …

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The Last Suit

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    I often allow a movie to marinate for a couple days before I say anything about it. If a friend asks how it was or wants my opinion I say I do not know. However, my experience with The Last Suit was different. I knew exactly how the film impacted me the second the screen faded to black, …

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Daniel Buren: Tondi, situated works, at Bortolami Gallery

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Daniel Buren Tondi, situated works, 7  September – 13 October 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most prominent conceptual artists, Daniel Buren, featured in a solo show at Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, New York. Daniel Buren: “Invention and Obstinacy” “Invention and Obstinacy” is how Daniel Buren describes his work. Though, …

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Martin Maloney shows his series “Field Workers” for the first time at JGM, London

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Last night, the London based artist Martin Maloney feted for his large scale “social observation paintings” exhibited his landmark series ‘Field Workers,’ at JGM Gallery, London. Created in 2013, this series of ten paintings conceived from ten related drawings, shows a different woman standing in an abstract landscape of rhythmic pattern and euphoric colour. Often created in a single session, …

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Klea McKenna Steps Into The Light With Bicoastal Art Exhibitions

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It’s not surprising that the San Francisco-based artist Klea McKenna’s earliest memory is filled, not only with various visceral, almost tactile sensory messages from the past, but with humor and drama as well. More so than this, it involves each of her parents, who, depending on the reader, may also occupy a certain chamber in their hearts and minds. (adsbygoogle …