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MEANWHILE… A Celebration of Resilience.

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As the world sputters and stalls, the creative engines of 2020 still roar with an unrelenting fervor. Even beneath the momentary rubble, seeds of change grow and break new ground, giving birth to new life and new ideas.  Curated by Akeem K. Duncan of Quiet Lunch and Jillian Mackintosh of Brilliant Champions, MEANWHILE…is an expansive group exhibition that focuses not …

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Nostalgia, Excess and the Warholian Theory of Identity.

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The symbiotic duo of Kuzma Vostrikov and Ajuan Song presents I’m Not Afraid to Die, a photography exhibition exploring existential pop identity, curated by Milk + Night. Featuring a selection of 20 photographs, I’m Not Afraid to Die delves into Warholian theory about identity, as well as society’s fixation with nostalgia, excess, and self-portraiture. The photo series is inspired by …

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Last Days of Hell Yes! by Tara Lewis at Lyons Wier Gallery

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If you are in the Chelsea area this weekend we highly recommend that you make your way over to Lyons Wier Gallery to see Tara Lewis‘ solo exhibition, Hell Yes! Featuring dynamic portraits teeming with youth and vitality, this exhibition truly does pop. However, underneath all the teen spirit Lewis has embedded an underlying message in Hell Yes! that addresses …

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beccs Drops The Bouquet.

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Born from an impromptu night-time stroll by a flower stand, “The Bouquet” was conceived and created in one spontaneous burst by music artist beccs and photographer Katelyn Kopenhaver. The experimental short film follows a woman (beccs) who ventures into her local Bodega in New York to purchase a fresh bouquet of flowers. There, the camera (Kopenhaver) gradually encroaches on the …

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Congruency at The Gallery.

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“…a person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.” Carl R. Rogers THE GALLERY is pleased to present Congruency, an exhibition that explores the attempt to achieve congruence in an unwieldy world. Objects have …

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Shantell Martin Debuts First Artbook.

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British artist Shantell Martin has been experiencing much success lately and has reached yet another milestone with the release of her first art book, Lines. A collaboration with Heni Publishing, the hardcover book is 240 pages long and contains up 175 illustrations. Lines will be available in March but is available for preorder now on the Heni website. A special …

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Gelah Penn on Uneasy Terms

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Undercurrent is pleased to present Uneasy Terms, a solo show by mid-career artist Gelah Penn. The exhibition will feature a 33-foot-long site-responsive installation, as well as monumental constructed drawings and small collages from two of the artist’s ongoing series, Stele and Notes on Clarissa (Volume I). Throughout her career, Gelah Penn has challenged artistic conventions and the traditional concept of …

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Federico Guarascio: Mining the Senses through Film

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Film Producer Federico Guarascio seeks to make the hidden apparent. His intuitive style of film production spans across both his art films and short documentaries, linking the human experience to a higher philosophical worldview. From his art film projects to his work as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival-winning team behind The Fourth Kingdom, Guarascio explores the diverse range of …

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That Warm Fuzzy Feeling… | A Solo Exhibition by Greg Brown

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We now find ourselves in the colder months, isolated and hibernating in our respective concrete huts. Occasionally we emerge bundled in various layers of fashionable cloth, rushing back and forth from one building to another. Forth and back. Back and forth. But in the midst of this pendulumic routine, Quiet Lunch wants to take the time to remind everyone of …

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Breaking Down Gender Biases Through Interdisciplinary Means: A Q&A with Bri Cirel & Andre Veloux

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Through their joint exhibition ‘Deluxe’, contemporary artists Bri Cirel and Andre Veloux examine how gender influences perception and creates bias standards in art, media, and life. On view at Krause Gallery in the Lower East Side through November 14th, the show features a series of recent works by each artist, addressing feminist themes through radically different mediums. Cirel’s oil paintings …

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NYCxDESIGN at Design Pavilion

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It’s not everyday that visitors to NYCxDESIGN get to perform on a public stage, but this year brings an exciting new initiative to guests visiting the Design Pavilion (Times Square pedestrian plazas between Broadway and 7th Avenue, from West 42nd to West 47th Streets) through May 22nd. Designed by the industrial design students and faculty from both Pratt Institute and The Strzeminski Academy of …

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Creating Art For Change: Multi-disciplinary Artist Indira Cesarine

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It’s a rather wet and drowsy Thursday. A message comes in summoning me to Manhattan’s Soho district. The reason? The opening festivities of this year’s SuperFine! Art Exhibition–a rather low key, unobtrusive, yet refreshing art show held as a precursor to the Frieze Art Show. The person doing the summoning? None other than the notable multi-disciplinary artist and doyenne of …

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A Frieze Week Q&A with Marc Scheff at Superfine! Fair

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Contemporary artist Marc Scheff. In short, Marc creates multi-dimensional resin portraits, examining the formation of individual identity and consciousness. Anchored in figurative draughtsmanship, he employs a complex layering process for each piece, incorporating poured resin, gold leaf, pencil and paint, offering viewers a literal window into the human psyche. Fresh off the heels of a successful run at Superfine LA, …

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Welcome To KABINETT: No Food Pics Allowed.

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On any given day, one seems to expend an incredible amount of valuable time trolling through Instagram–that ridiculously famous (and addictive) social media dragon which beckons us to eavesdrop on the daily lives of our nearest and dearest, as well as strangers near and far–all the while wondering if one’s life is as interesting, as fun or beautiful, or simply as happy as …

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Re-Orientations: Femmes to the Front

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Re-Orientations, a group exhibit of works by contemporary women artists, remains on view from Feb 6 through March 17 at La Esquina NYC. Co-curated by Audra Lambert and Natasha Stefanovic, the show features four women artists sharing a contemporary perspective on immigration and the cultural divide between the Near East/South Asia and the US. Photography and mixed media works works by Camille …

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In “Thoughts And Prayers” English Artist Sarah Maple Becomes A Voice Of The People

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When viewing the TedX talk featuring the award-winning avant-garde artist Sarah Maple, one is instantly transfixed by her commanding, statuesque presence and attention-grabbing syncopations in her speech pattern. Born to a Muslim mother from Kenya and a British father, Maple attended a Catholic school in her youth, making her the personification of someone constantly investigating questions of identity and its …

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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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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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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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SOULSIDE: A New Series Of Works by Artist Oussamah Ghandour.

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The notable Middle Eastern multidisciplinary artist Oussamah Ghandour is perhaps becoming most recognizable for creating expansive abstract painting rich in bold, vibrant color and depth, as well as broad strokes. On viewing a Ghandour painting, one is always drawn in by the sheer expressive and fluid nature within his abstract representations of the everyday; making the very mundane pulsate with …

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Other Worlds – Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown LA

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In the basement of the Charlie James Gallery in LA’s Chinatown, the unexpected: Descending into the magical neon-tinted cavern, it becomes obvious that pieces are not presented, but instead stashed throughout the environs. Chelsea Boxwell’s Keep It Locked Up Inside was an embodiment of this enthralling choice of display; not only was the richly colorized and glittery canvas wrapped into …

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Sculptor Vincent Pocsik Questions Form and Function With His Works Of Sculpture 33

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The Los Angeles based sculptor (and one-time architect) Vincent Pocsik is perhaps most renowned for bringing to life every day household furniture and objects by augmenting the natural state of these creations, thereby conjuring up fantastical and supernatural “living” pieces full of dramatic prowess, that although carry the form and structure of the functional, seemingly breathe and rest in a …

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*New* Houston Bowery Wall Mural: Tristan Eaton x “Intermission”

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The icon Houston Bowery Wall located in East Village, NYC received its latest mural by LA-based artist and designer, Tristan Eaton. 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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Myles Hendrik: Dreams Of LA Photographs

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Artist & Poet Myles Hendrik Brings “Dreams Of L.A. Photographs” To Maxfield Gallery, LA. Myles Hendrik is arguably one of the most sought-after DJ’s in the world. Counting the likes of Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, The Weeknd, Mark Ronson, and Kendrick Lamar as some of his frequent and devoted collaborators, this in-demand man about town is also credited with …

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Decomposition Opening Night (Photo Recap)

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Thanks to all who came out for the opening of Decomposition by Stu Watson. Stu gave an amazing tour of this collection. If you missed the show and are interested in purchasing pieces from this collection, visit our Collector’s Corner. Check out the photos from last night below. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote …

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When You Were Little You Used to Color. | Gregory Siff at 4AM Gallery

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Mercedes-Benz, Tao Group and Casa Noble Tequila are proud to announce the latest collection of work by the evocative American artist Gregory Siff. The exhibition is a homecoming for Gregory, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockaway Beach, Queens. It is here that his murals in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club bathrooms were included in the MoMA PS1’s show …

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Unknown Horizon, The Art of Kelly Berg, Craig Krull Gallery

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Kelly Berg creates dense textural compositions while playing with the dichotomies of flat vs sculptural space. The extreme energy embodied in her work gives the viewer the sense that her paintings emerge from both internal and external forces that lie just beyond the artist’s own conscious control. Kelly Berg’s current solo show, called Unknown Horizon, at Craig Krull Gallery Santa …

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East End Collected4

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On Saturday, March 31 the Southampton Arts Center opened its fourth East End Collected exhibition (East End Collected4). Artist Paton Miller has curated the exhibit since its inception six years ago. Mr. Miller, who had been approached by then-mayor Mark Epley, suggested showcasing the work of East End artists, borrowed from collectors. As a prelude to reopening the space that …

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Frieze NY 2018 Highlight: Gert and Uwe Tobias at Rodolphe Janssen

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A delightful highlight of Frieze NY this year is the french-blue painted booth by Rodolphe Janssen. Following suit in a series of twin artist collaborations like Doug and Mike Starn and Os Gemeos are works by identical twin brothers Gert + Uwe Tobias. Humming with the freshness of spring, fairy tale-inspired ceramics and woodcuts on canvas bloom in different sizes …

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East End Collected 4 | Southampton Arts Center

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Quiet Lunch hit the Hamptons this week for the season’s much anticipated and lauded exhibition series, East End Collected, curated by renowned painter, Paton Miller. This, the fourth incarnation of EEC, opened to a full house at the Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane and former home to the Parrish Art Museum. The exhibition reflects on Mr. Miller’s vision of …

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IG Art of the Week | @Moshoodat

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IG Art of the Week comes from New York City-based Makeup Artist, Content Creator and Creative Director, Moshoodat. Follow @moshoodat 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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Climb by Rachel Hornaday Opening Exhibition | Art at the Yard (Photo Recap)

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Thanks to everyone you stopped by the opening exhibition of Climb by Rachel Hornaday at the Yard. Here is a photo recap of the festivities. 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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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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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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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 …