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KAY ROSEN ON HER MURAL ‘DIVISIBILITY’ AT FRONT CLEVELAND TRIENNIAL

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FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art opened last week in Northeast Ohio. The exhibition, which is modeled after documenta in Kassel, Germany, connects international artists and curators with major museums, institutions, alternative spaces, and civic spaces, throughout the Great Lakes region. The inaugural triennial, under the leadership of director Fred Bidwell and Artistic Director Michelle Grabner, invited artists to …

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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. https://quietlunch.com

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Graves – A Web Series to Die For

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The web series that I’m into at the moment is Graves which is about a group of friends who are about to say goodbye to their twenties (yeah, my first thought was grow a pair, try saying goodbye to your forties, fuckers, but I’m trying to remain empathetic in the latter half of 2018) and are living in a small …

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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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Donkey Days & Donkey Nights: Aaron Fowler Seizes The Moment

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“Basically, I’m an artist, so I make to figure out things,” claims the mixed-media artist Aaron Fowler less than three hours before his show, Donkey Nights (June 27 – August 10, 2018), is set to open on Bowery. Fowler expresses this notion through his enormous, oceanic eyes; sensitive two-way mirrors which convey a completely justifiable exhaustion and a blissful meta-fugue state, …

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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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Ideal Home

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Yo, it is 20-freaking-18 and I know one thing for sure. The Ideal Home if you believe in fairies, leprechauns and unicorns may indeed exist but no one is sure what that magical construct looks like. What kind of parents make an ideal home? No clue. What I do believe is that no one starts off thinking that they are …

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Linden Hopwood Channels Kip Omolade: Coincidence or Plagiarism?

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With the news of Donald Glover’s hit “This is America” possibly being a product of plagiarization, I coincidentally discovered the same scenario in the arts. For those who aren’t aware, Glover is being accused of ripping off a song, “American Pharoah”, by the lesser known rapper named Jase Harley. When you listen to both songs, there is an uncanny similarity …

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Musing on the Impossible: The Holographic Worlds of M.C. Escher at Industry City, Brooklyn NY

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Yesterday my brain melted. At ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience, one of New York’s 2018 must-see exhibitions, the Dutch artist’s perspective-mangling worlds sent my mind spinning. Because of my passion for Op and Kinetic art, I was a kid in a candy store. Thanks to the clever, interactive installations that pepper a flawlessly curated selection of Escher’s works, I got …

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A Shade of Pale Curated by Carrie Scott @ The Store X, London, Review by Edward Lucie Smith

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180 Strand is one of those betwixt and between spaces, found in big cities such as London, that from time to time play host to interesting art shows. It is a former office block, in classic Brutalist style, which seems to be always perpetually in a state of restoration and renovation. It is centrally located, very close to Somerset House, …

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Klavdia Balampanidou. | Hand to Mouth.

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Currently based in Cyprus, Klavdia Balampanidou is yet another perfect example of a creative finding therapy in the work. Balampandiou newest series, From Hand to Mouth, draws from an autobiographical well anxiety, depression, fragility and instability. The series takes its name from a 1967 Bruce Nauman sculpture. Akeem K. Duncan.Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, …

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When Your Gravity Fails and Negativity Don’t Pull You Through, or, Good Medicine for Bad Vibes

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Ever walk into an art gallery and felt harmony, serenity, and the presence of a strong force for good? At Paradigm Gallery, artists Dennis McNett and Alex Yanes, with their allegorical totems and spiritual adumbrations, hope to envelop viewers in the warmth of their mellow vibes, through the medium of the collective unconscious. A number of the pieces are in fact …

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You Can Go Shave Your Back Now: Page Six Has the Gall to Tell The Olsen Twins They Should Smile More in Photos

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While we’re all well aware that anything the New York Post does is going to be completely tone deaf a result of its natural conservatism as mandated by Rupert Murdoch, there were some articles we never could have imagined being published in 2018, chief among them one about Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen–in “honor” of their birthday on June 13 no …

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Defining The Demiurge With Artist Justin Orvis Steimer

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Almost a decade ago, in my earliest days living in New York City proper (I’m a Long Island boy), I met a tall, quiet, slightly shy, longhaired artist at the coolest annual improvisational jazz-meets-blues jam on the Upper East Side. This was Justin Orvis Steimer. The party, thrown every year on jazz legend “Duke” Ellington’s birthday (April 29th), took place …

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Agni Zotis Wants Us to Step Into the Light.

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Painter Agni Zotis recently debuted her compelling solo exhibition, Step Into The Light, at Project 200 in Chelsea. The stirring body of work is a culmination of vivid colors and explosive composition. In 2015 on Valentine’s Day, a man jumped to his death from the roof of Zotis’ apartment building and landed directly on her patio. Traumatized, Zotis took the …

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Fear of Oatmeal by Muriel Miguel at Theatre For A New City

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If you want to take a metaphysical trip to the furthest reaches of time and space, then Fear of Oatmeal by Muriel Miguel is the play for you. Featuring a powerhouse performance from Gloria Miguel, the 91-year-old co-founder of the feminist collective Spiderwoman Theater and nestled in the legendary downtown Theatre for a New City. The play explores the liminal …

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Summer 1993-The Timelessness of Loss

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Memory is unreliable, facts are not. Summer 1993 takes us back to a time when AIDS was a death sentence and children whose parent died of AIDS-related illnesses were orphans and bore the stigmata of a disease that was sexually transmitted. Feelings like memories are not visible yet both palpable and ephemeral. We think we remember how we felt, how …

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Window Dressing: Artist Elliott De Cesare at Bergdorf Goodman.

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The other day, while walking from the Quiet Lunch offices on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street to a meeting further up Fifth by The Plaza Hotel, we couldn’t help but stop and stare at the magnificent window display at Bergdorf Goodman, the world’s premier fashion retailer. Not being Christmas, it’s rare our eyes spot something in the windows to temporarily …

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The Color Association’s Emily Mann Forecasts 2018-2019’s Color Trends for Interiors | Interior Design

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Have you ever wondered why Dior chose shades of raspberry and wine for their 2018 limited edition nail polish line? Or why Nate Berkus’ Target collection teems with sandy tones and warm neutrals? Well, you can look to The Color Association of The United States (CAUS) and its color council for your answer. CAUS formed after the Industrial Revolution to …

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor– I’m sorry, I just can’t but you should

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I can’t do it. I just can’t bring myself to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor. the documentary about Fred Rogers and his children’s show, “Mister Rogers’, Neighborhood.” The film is totally legit. It has Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) directing a documentary about a subject audiences think they know everything about but evidently, do not. The …

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To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor – Another Year, Another Decision

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From the moment you decide to have a wedding and not elope it can be a shit show of details. The wedding industrial complex includes shelves devoted to magazines at newsstands, television shows like, Say Yes to the Dress, themed weddings, destination weddings, religious, civil and skydiving ceremonies, and an entire jewelry racket to navigate.  Weddings rank right up there …

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Leah Guadagnoli Just Wants To See You Underwater

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Someone once wrote that New York City was a place that could destroy you by simply ignoring you (okay it was me). But being ignored is not an option when one produces work for public consumption, so artists allow themselves, nay, insist upon, the public and private flaying that often accompanies their entrée into the New York art scene. But …

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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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Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists

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Currently on view at The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice is Transplants: Greek Diaspora Artists. Curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos, this culturally energetic show sets out to explore “the unique nature of diasporic art by Greek and Greek-American artists in the age of globalism.” Expertly installed within …

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Adam Stennett Proves A Humble Master With His Water Paintings

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How does or how should someone approach Adam Stennett’s Water Paintings (also the title of his current solo show at Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark)? Where does one begin? In the womb, figuratively and metaphorically, of course, or maybe.  The title seems to ask for an open mind. But what does that even mean anymore? In 2018, “Open mind,” as …

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Master of None’s Eric Wareheim is a Master of Wine

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Eric Wareheim is a funny fucking guy. His gangly, goofy looks have propelled his comic adventures into SpaceX territory on groundbreaking shows like “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”, while his endearing kookiness has helped make season two of “Master of None”, Aziz Ansari’s Netflix hit, an absurdist journey of deranged sanity and brolicious indulgence. Wareheim is truly silly, …

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Last Chance: Emilio Cavallini’s Objectual Abstractions in Washington D.C

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It was an early summer day in Washington D.C. and the air was perfumed with the sweet scent emitted from globes of white, fragrant flowers popping out on the branches, trees, and balconies of Georgetown’s grand homes. Yet another variety of abstract, flower-like wall sculptures were “blooming” and filling the Capital with colors and kinetic energy: Emilio Cavallini’s dynamic works, …

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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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Jean Pierre Roy: The Art of Corralling Perception or The Artist as the Original Neuroscientist

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Warning: by reading this article you will expand your vocabulary and learn about neuroscience -I know I did when I wrote it! Should you find yourself in doubt when reading, please check the links. Enjoy! “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” –Aldous Huxley It’s a chilly mid-April afternoon in …

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HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 is All Smoke With No Fire

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There was a moment during the HBO film adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 that I audibly groaned. Up until that point, I had been enjoying seeing the establishment of this dystopia and the struggle of it’s characters come to grips with its oppressiveness. There was subtle social commentary sprinkled here and there, and I enjoyed connecting the …

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POSEN’S THREADS – A Process of Drawing

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“Think of Stephen Posen as Theseus paying out his line, traversing his labyrinth knowing and not knowing what awaits him. Perhaps Posen shares Paul Klee’s ambition of 1908 “to note experiences which could translate themselves into line even in absolute darkness.” The tacit question is: can a line still be fictive – that is to say, imaginative – in a …

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Andy Mister Ascends With “New Dawn Fades” At TURN GALLERY

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There’s nothing overtly didactic about 39-year-old artist Andy Mister’s solo show at TURN Gallery, New Dawn Fades. There are, however, 11 painstaking works on display featuring roughly the same number of representational images, each deftly rendered in incredible detail on monochrome paper using carbon pencil, charcoal and acrylic. The recent passing of Tom Wolfe, an at times controversial literary giant, …

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Sex and the City Isn’t As Irrelevant As Its Current Detractors (Sarah Jessica Parker Included) Are Making It Out to Be

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As even Sarah Jessica Parker cowers to the juggernaut of gender fluidity and racial inclusivity that has rendered all pop culture offerings of the past utterly obsolete, one can’t deny that there are still many beacons of truth contained within the show that made daft white girls everywhere want to move to New York. And yes, Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) was the …

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Sara Driver: For Real

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Sara Driver is one of the most relevant and underappreciated filmmakers of a generation. Take Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, her documentary piecing together the life of an artist and friend before he became famous. Driver who has witnessed decay and regrowth in New York City since being a grad student at NYU circa Jim …

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Liu Bolin X Ruinart at Frieze New York

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Known as the Invisible Man, Chinese artist Liu Bolin is the latest contemporary artist to be commissioned by the House of Ruinart to collaborate on a creative project for the art world’s favorite champagne. Featured at art fairs around the world, Ruinart has a long history of working with artists and designers in residence to annually create a project that …

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The FRIEZE Phenomenon New York 2018

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One arrives at the North or South entrance to FRIEZE, and once past security has the immediate sensation of light-soaked space in airy white tents, where walls sparely installed with wonderful artworks are high planes that seem to stand without support. While this spacial euphoria may be lost fairly quickly when one begins to circumambulate the color-coded divisions of the …

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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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A Bird’s Eye View of FRIEZE New York

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FREIZE New York ran for 5 days from Tuesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May. The fair was founded in London in 2003 as a philanthropic project to promote contemporary art, an offshoot of the eponymous magazine, it has taken place annually in London in October. In 2012 FREIZE New York was opened in “bespoke” white tent structures, …

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Darkness on the Edge of Town, a Frieze Recap

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Highlight of the Day! Won’t you join me in the Pettibon Zone? Nudes! Nudes! Nudes! (Ladies Edition) Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled (Reclining Figure), 1966/George Condo, Showgirl, 2008/Joan Semmel, Double Take, 1991 Jordan Nassar’s Embroidery Installation at Anat Ebgi Gallery I want artwork that reflects ME. Literally! This fair is making me hungry. Is that toast? Somebody should take a chainsaw to …