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Vieno James | Artist of the Black Sun

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New York-based artist Vieno James exudes a raw sensuality that mirrors the art he makes and the materials he utilizes in his work. Juxtaposing stucco framing against the silks and other fabrics Vieno procured from his travels to Italy, Kuwait, and Egypt, he blurs the line between painting and sculpture. There’s a calmness, physicality, and hint of theater to James’ …

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Iron Gate East Launch Party | Inaugural Show: Ghosts of the Inanimate

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK—A full house was had Saturday evening, February 24th, at The Spur @ Southampton Social Club, the Hampton’s first private co- working space and innovation hub for entrepreneurs. There to launch Kelcey Edwards’ Iron Gate East and the opening reception of Ghosts of the Inanimate featuring works of three, Brooklyn-based artists: Belgian-American artist, Hedwig Brouckaert, American artist, Caleb Freese, and South Korean-American …

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Climb | Rachel Hornaday | Art at The Yard Opening Exhibition

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Climb is an experimental solo exhibition by artist Rachel Hornaday. Featuring paintings on canvas and sculptures of porcelain, Climb stems from the artist’s ever-evolving, material-based dialogue pertaining form and color, between the simple, stark whiteness of raw, ‘naked’ porcelain juxtaposed with abstract landscapes full of undulating color. It is in this space between objects, between polar opposites, between worlds absent of color …

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The Beauty of Culture and Conflict in Marvel’s Black Panther

In Film, Marry + Screw + Kill by Alcy LeyvaLeave a Comment

There were a few moments while watching Black Panther (2018, dir. Ryan Coogler) in which I found myself laughing out loud in the theater, and it wasn’t because there was anything particularly humorous happening on screen. I mostly laughed because I wondered how director Ryan Coogler was able to accomplish something so simple and yet still unheard of during my …

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Not Your Dolly

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This exclusive Quiet Lunch editorial beauty shoot, shot by Eric T White is slightly disturbing.  A distorted twist on beauty, model Matilda takes on a doll like persona through a stylized collaboration, appearing as not quite a doll but something more interesting. Photographer: Eric T White | @mrwhite_  | Agent: See Management Model: Matilda Lowther | @matildalowther | Agent: Heroes New York Stylist: …

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Industrial Melanism | Neil Grayson | Debut Solo Exhibition Opening Night (Photo Recap)

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Arts by Bim StarLeave a Comment

With everything going on right now, NYFW 2018 just ending, some other bowl, awards-awards-awards, I had to make sure that QL stopped by Neil Grayson’s debut solo exhibition, Industrial Melanism at Eykyn Maclean Gallery. The vibe was warm and inviting. The people were chatting, asking and awing. I know how lucky Quiet Lunch is to be able to continue to …

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Jinkies | Velma Dinkley | Antonio Deluca

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Who doesn’t love fan art & Scooby-Doo? Having a crush on Velma since forever is why I had to post about Antonio Deluca‘s Velma Dinkley illustration. Happy V-Day!? 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 …

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The Party, Not So Black and White | Film Review

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Unpack this: You do look slightly ministerial in that pinny—in a 21st century, post-modern, post, post, feminist sort of way. Says Patricia Clarkson’s character, April to her BFF, Janet, albeit the woman who is about to prove that you can still get your ephemeral feelings in a world of hurt when you find out that your husband has been keeping secrets …

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The Projective Drawing at the Austrian Cultural Forum

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

A jewel of the midtown area, the Austrian Cultural Forum is to be found at 52nd Street just off Fifth Avenue; one block from the Museum of Modern Art. Housed in a building designed by architect Raimond Abraham and across the street from Cartier, the exhibition of terrifically inventive and entertaining works on paper ranges across three levels in the …

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Unveiling the Obamas at The National Portrait Gallery

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Barack and Michelle Obama were present at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits by Kahinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. Twenty-first century style and poses project the personalities of the Obamas; a relief from traditional presidential portraiture this work does not repeat settings and symbols from the past, but sets the …

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McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York & The Ashcan School

In Crumbs, The Menu, Visual Arts by Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

“McSorley sold his ale across the bar at two mugs for a quarter. A tired man could go in, buy his mug, sit down and rest until his weariness passed. It was a meeting-place for artists, writers and musicians of the quieter kind. It was quiet there, and blue clouds of smoke from pipes and cigars were rarely disturbed. Conversation was quiet, earnest …

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Industrial Melanism | Neil Grayson | Debut Solo Exhibition at Ekyan Maclean

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Our latest print edition cover artist Neil Grayson’s debut solo exhibition is going to be amazing. Industrial Melanism, opens tomorrow at Ekyan Maclean at east 67th street from 6 pm – 8 pm. We hope to see you there! Industrial Melanism was the collection Neil presented during our search for the next print cover feature and this collection is why we …

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World Premier: New Music | “Nothing” | Kendra Morris

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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]nveloped by oblivion, Kendra Morris, uses a psychedelic  vocal dexterity to smoothly deliver her latest single, “Nothing.” Undulating and raw, sheer emotional introspection is expressed. This Papi Records gem showcases a rancorous bass which battles both angry drums and slithering keys. Together harmony is achieved. Of the track, Kendra shares a matter-of-fact sentiment, “Nothing” is about nothing. It’s about the warm comfort …

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IG Art of the Week | Philip Lueck | @philiplueck

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IG Art of the Week is “google help” by German digital artist and Illustrator Philip Lueck. Follow @philiplueck 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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DECADE | 10 Years at Gallery 151 (Exhibition Recap)

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On December 13th, 2007 Gallery 151’s premiere exhibition, The Wild Style Exhibit, unveiled a collaborative wall of historical graffiti, discovered during the renovation of 151 Wooster Street in Soho. Matthew Namer, the son of the downtown developer Michael Namer, discovered the wall at the same time that renovations were planned to be made to the building. 151 Wooster Street became the first iteration of Gallery 151, which …

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The Projective Drawing Opening Night Panel Discussion | Austrian Cultural Forum New York

In The Menu, Visual Arts by Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

On Monday evening, Quiet Lunch attended the Austrian Cultural Forum New York opening night Panel Discussion for The Projective Drawing, a group exhibition curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center, New York. Brett was joined by Elsy Lahner (Albertina, Vienna) and Austrian artists Judith Saupper, Brigitte Mahlknecht and Lionel Favre.  A reception followed afterwards at the Raimund Abraham …

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Film Poetics: Spotlight on Guillermo del Toro

In Film, Marry + Screw + Kill by Alcy LeyvaLeave a Comment

“Film poetics” is a term which runs parallel to the David Bordwell theory of the “historical poetics of cinema” in that it looks at the specifics of film production. Film poetics takes this a step further in stating that everything that goes into a film (set design, writing, lighting, wardrobe) harmonizes with the vision of its director to create one …

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The Big Picture | Faces Places (Review)

In Film, Visual Arts by Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Faces Places is the little documentary that could. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the filmmakers transform the quotidian into objects of fascination. There’s an inherent narcissism about making a film about the process of making art yet the subjects are so lacking in ego yet charming that it’s a delight to watch. JR and Agnès Varda …

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IG Art of the Week | Pop My Eyes | @popmyeyes

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IG Art of the Week pick is “Book cover by Muriel Roland Darcourt” posted by POPMYEYES. Follow POPMYEYES on Instagram 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