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Allison Zuckerman: Sky’s The Limit

In Visual Arts by Kurt McVeyLeave a Comment

The young painter, no, the remixed-media collage artist or better yet, the hyper-meta art cannon image sampler, Allison Zuckerman, who experienced a wild, meteoric rise in the contemporary art world over the last year and a half, is ready to embark on the next and sure to be exciting chapter of her life and career. Last week, just one day …

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Negotiating with Nature. (Film Review)

In Crumbs, Film, The Actual Factual by Genna RivieccioLeave a Comment

Negotiating with Nature fully captures today’s main issue: mankind’s current Weltanschauung clashes with the way nature works. Filmmaker Stefan van Norden has the lyrical objectivity and open-minded poetry to lead audiences through a narrative of awakening. This suave documentary is an ode to nature and a call to action for the natural environment’s renewal and survival of all living beings. …

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Alfred Hitchcock meets Edward Hopper in 3D

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Susan Leopold has been mesmerizing her audience with miniature visions of rooms and architectural spaces for decades. Intersections is a show of recent works, illuminated box constructions present dreamlike interiors conveying recollections of places commonly used. An attic, a backroom, a rehearsal space that is also used for weekly worship. Inspiration comes from places Leopold notices for their commonality, and …

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Last Chance: The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden, Through Sunday April 22, 2018

In Visual Arts by Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

THE ORCHID SHOW Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 at The New York Botanical Garden Installations by Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost The long, chilly winter might not have brought much snow this year, but it’s a safe bet that everyone’s ready for some horticultural eye candy. Luckily, the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show is …

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“Tough Love” in The Bronx

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“The Bronx used to mean, ‘be careful’,” said John ‘CRASH’ Matos, owner of the gallery, Wallworks, in the South Bronx. “If you were born and raised in the Bronx, and you were anywhere in the world, people would look at you, like, hmm, with a little hesitation. But it’s a special place.” Matos was a seminal figure in the New …

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Naama Tsabar Stages a Rockin’ Feminist Performative Intervention for The Guggenheim’s 2018 Young Collectors Party

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It’s been well documented in the annals of Rock lore, that in the winter of 1970, Led Zeppelin holed up in Headley Grange, an ivy-clad poorhouse in Hampshire, England to record the majority of their fourth album (LZ IV), which went 23x Platinum, features “Stairway to Heaven,” and is considered one of the greatest albums ever made. Other bands in …

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Masterpieces Skateboard Show | Art on A Gallery

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

Quiet Lunch visited Rafael Colon’s ‘Masterpieces’ on Skateboards show at Art on A Gallery this week. A New York native and former Marine, Rafael Colon breaths new life into the Old Masters.  Famous works by Michaelangelo, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, and Vincent Van Gogh to name but a  few, are painted by Mr. Colon on wooden skateboards. But if you …

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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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Ready Player One: The Modern Day Coin-Op

In Crumbs, Film by Alcy LeyvaLeave a Comment

As you can tell from my reviews for Pacific Rim: Uprising and A Wrinkle In Time, films which use nostalgia or adaptations of popular kid’s books can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have the happy thoughts and all of the warmth that comes along with a trip down memory lane. On the other, you have the realization that …

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The Colors of Jen Stark

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As one slips slides and careens in and out and down the rabbit-hole of LA artist Jen Stark’s hallucinogenic work, one is reminded of Alice in Wonderland’s fall into that almost never-ending burrow. “Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time to look about.” And like Alice, who grabs onto objects, …

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Listiography: Egg Hunting in Ready Player One

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

This weekend, audiences are lining up to watch the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s nostalgia-fest Ready Player One. There’s a lot to love here. With Spielberg at the helm and Cline co-writing, the film might be one of the few film adaptations to stick the landing. While I’m busy writing up the film and chopping it up into …

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Top SXSW Docs: The Cook, a Music Icon, his DJ and Six Documentaries

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Some SXSW Highlights The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival is a few weeks away from beginning on April 18 with a slate of over 550 films and talks to navigate and expected attendance over 150K people.  It follows a hiccup after South by Southwest. SXSW or as actor/comedian Nick Offerman calls it, sexswa is a conference, exhibition and interactive, film, music and …

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Mass Murder and The Resistance. | Peter Williams

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Artist Peter Williams is just not having it. In his one-man show, “With So Little To Be Sure Of”, at the CUE Art Foundation Gallery in Chelsea, the work, with titles like “Mass Murder”, “Sandra Bland”, and “Untitled (Pig on Pig)” screams off the canvases like a man who has been flayed. The police officers portrayed by Williams do nasty …

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“Mi Garba” means “I like it” in Italian!

In Visual Arts by Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Last night I felt as if I was back in Italy, my homeland, blissfully sipping a glass of garnet red Brunello di Montalcino and savoring a delicate plate of tagliatelle ai funghi (ribbon noodles with mushroom). It felt like I might be in Tuscany, yet I was looking out of the window at the busy crossing of 4th Avenue and …

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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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Where Homage Meets Understanding: What Pacific Rim: Uprising Gets Wrong

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

There’s a moment in the third act of Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018, dir. Stevens DeKnight), right in the middle of its thunderous final battle, where a character runs by a giant mecha statue right in the heart of a Tokyo. This moment single-handedly ruined the whole movie for me. Yes, I had already been engaged by its metal munching, monster-crunching …

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Robert Filliou, Seule la Fête est Permanente: Works 1962-1984

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Seule la Fête est Permanente, is a phrase that the artist gives in English as, “The Eternal Network is Everlasting” but in French it carries several additional readings including, only the party is permanent, or, alone the celebration continues… Filliou with the artist George Brecht, ran a collaborative space for three years, a “Center for Permanent Creation” in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a …

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Surveying Zoe Leonard @ the Whitney

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

The appearance of simplicity in this mid-career installation is a relief from the plethora of overtly expressionistic, mercilessly overwrought libidinal and self centered work that is choking gallery and museum exhibits these days. The exhibition travels to the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and it is by no means ‘understated’ the Leonard exhibition creates a subtle field for encounter …

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The Case for The Neurotic Quest for Serenity

In Film by Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Imagine you’re a “medium-pretty” actress who is always worried about losing her role to another actress, not hard, right? Turn that worry into a full-blown, post-apocalyptic, Mad Max- like reoccurring nightmare complete with costumes and stunt people and you begin to understand the depth of Kika’s anxiety. In her non-dream life, she is being stalked by a super-fan, Filipão. She’s …

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Prizefighter

In Visual Arts by Danny BrodyLeave a Comment

A chill, late November rain falls on a dark cobblestone street in New York City’s fashionable Meatpacking District, where the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum dominates, a glittering symbol of the moneyed art world’s move downtown. Less than two blocks away, outside the aptly-named Ft. Gansevoort, an art gallery on the beachhead of some of New York’s most exclusive real estate, …

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Robert Lobe + Nature

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Robert Lobe’s recent sculptures are “like field reports from adventures of discovery in a forest lab doubling as studio, canvas and text.” Lobe is committed to a practice that requires his being in nature, walking and hiking in the woods and mountains. Lobe seeks certain combinations of trees and rocks that inspire him. The relation between a growing tree and …

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Outside Art: Alok Vaid-Menon in Chicago

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Alok Vaid-Menon is an artist. Alok Vaid-Menon is not an artist. Alok Vaid-Menon is an artist. Alok Vaid-Menon is not an artist. Alok (they/them), a gender non-conforming performance artist and writer, sometimes uses breathless repetition in their monologues to underscore important points. Sometimes these monologues go on for 30 minutes straight, without symmetry, arc, or pause. Sometimes these monologues have …

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DAVID BOWIE IS @ The Brooklyn Museum

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What can anybody say but that David Bowie is a phenomenon. While Blockbuster shows are now a regular feature for museum goers, the exhibition devoted to David Bowie @ the Brooklyn Museum is an intense, immersive and very advanced last stop in an eleven venue trajectory that began in 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the V&A. Visitors …

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Just A Wrinkle: Why Disney’s Newest Adaptation Shows the Flaws of Bringing Classics to Theaters

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

When it was announced that Disney was finally bringing a film adaptation of bring the beloved classic “A Wrinkle in Time” to the big screen, fans rejoiced. Adding Ava DuVernay (director of the 2015 film Selma) to the fold as the director seemed liked icing on the cake. With DuVernay’s eye and a Disney budget, it was safe to bank …

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Filipino Painter Jigger Cruz Offers a Picture Towards the Other Side

In Visual Arts by Kurt McVeyLeave a Comment

The young Filipino artist Jigger Cruz uses the word “playful” a lot during our brief conversation Thursday night inside Chelsea’s Albertz Benda Gallery. Cruz was celebrating his first solo exhibition in the United States, Picture Towards the Other Side.  “Chaotic” is another word that comes up frequently during the conversation. It becomes clear that these two words-playful and chaotic-are the …

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The Best of Volta, Independent, and Scope 2018

In Visual Arts by Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Wow, it seems like eons ago, but it was only last week when I wondered from art fair to art fair, furiously focused, miraculously ubiquitous, my toes bloody murder. With the Armory week’s circus completed, one can’t help but feeling kind of like an art orphan wondering, now what (oh wait a minute, Asia Art week is here!) After the …

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Leaning into the Wind

In Film by Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

There are more than a few ways to go about making a documentary about an artist. There’s the dead artist documentary, the living artist documentary and what he (and maybe every once in a while, she) has done thus far with his life—either pre-success or post and then there’s the slice-of-life look. The beauty of the latter is that context …

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About The Kiss

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

Kiss Off is an exhibition about kissing that just opened on the upper east side at the Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, 64 East 77th Street just off Madison Avenue. The museum quality of exhibitions at this gallery, which has a branch in London, is impressive. While the spaces are not grand by industrial standards they are comfortable, consummately installed and have …

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Armory Show for Eva – Piers 92 & 94 – March 8-11, 2018, New York 

In Visual Arts by Eva ZanardiLeave a Comment

Armory Show – Piers 92 & 94- March 8-11, 2018, New York Ciao Manhattan! It’s the most wonderful time of the year (for contemporary and modern art junkies)! As winter storm Quinn hammers the Northeast with heavy snow, Manhattan looks like a Victorian snow globe version of a miniature Gotham City. It almost feels like Christmas, but we are in early March and it’s the VIP preview Day for the Armory Show, New York’s …

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Gordon Parks: I AM YOU (Parts 1 and 2)

In Visual Arts by L. Brandon KrallLeave a Comment

What I want. What I am. What you force me to be is what you are. For I am you staring back from a mirror of poverty and despair, of revolt and freedom. Look at me and know that to destroy me is to destroy yourself. Born in 1912 in rural Kansas, Gordon Parks and his siblings were orphaned when …

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Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

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Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo (pronounced ‘Yan’) opened the Guggenheim museum’s skylight to allow direct sunlight to come in. The light from the oculus falls through the building and nurtures a selection of semi-tropical plants that are dispersed throughout the building and on the ground floor by the eye shaped pool. Some are placed in the spiral ramps in Mexican pottery …

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Dan Flavin: in daylight or cool white

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Dan Flavin: in daylight or cool white February 24th – April 14th @ David Zwirner, 537 West 20th Street, New York The brilliance of this work is in Flavin’s permutational use of light itself. His process took a long time to mature over a period of many years before he finally discovered his formal language. In an autobiographical text published …

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Slow Motion with Charlie Rubin & Michael Chandler

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On Thursday, March 1st, at the roughly year-old John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn, the Bronx-born multi-media artist Charlie Rubin and the long-time New York painter Michael Chandler joined forces for a joint exhibition they’re calling Slow Motion. Before getting into the work, the name of the gallery deserves some careful explanation. Grace Noh, John Doe’s Curator-who sat in during the …

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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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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

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

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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 …