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Painter Ryan Hewett's Preview Exhibition at Unit London
By Joanna Della-Ragione Muted color palettes, thick impasto and distorted features are all common elements of Ryan Hewett’s recent work, marking a new direction for the South African painter. Best known for his iconic portraits of notable figures...
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Radouan Zeghidour's HYPOGEA at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery
One would fear, when putting an artist who has become known for temporary works in extraordinary, secret places within the walls of a gallery, that the magic would be lost. Fortunately, this isn't the case with Radouan Zeghidour's "HYPOGEA" at Catinca...
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"The Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi" Exhibition in NYC
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, composed of art curators Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, began in a hallway in their apartment. In fact, that permanent exhibition still stands but the duo has expanded their reach with a brand new...
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Kristen Liu Wong + Luke Pelletier's "Hanging Out" at Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn
LA-based artists Luke Pelletier and Kristen Liu Wong have shown artwork together before, but never quite like what they're doing at Greenpoint, Brooklyn's Superchief Gallery. Their pieces do not simply hang beside one another on the black walls of...
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BIO:DIP at Red Bull Studios New York
Even before entering "BIO:DIP"—an exhibition at Red Bull Studios, New York that comes with a healthy dose of chemistry information—visitors will notice that the building's windows have been painted over in a lush, ruby red. It turns out they were painted...
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Michael Kagan's "Lights Out" at Joshua Liner Gallery
In each and every one of Michael Kagan's oil-on-linen works displayed at Joshua Liner Gallery, human triumph is celebrated. Thick, abstract brushstrokes yield figurative images—sometimes of rapid motion, sometimes of thoughtful serenity—that convey...
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Bolivares Peruvian Knitwear + The Good Life's "Hecho en Peru"
In 2015, born and raised New Yorker Lucho Bolivar opened a Williamsburg, Brooklyn store to house his brand of high-quality Peruvian knitwear—from sweaters and caps to pants and blankets—known as Bolivares Imports & Co. This past summer, Bolivar...
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Kinfolk Brooklyn's 'I Know You Know' Exhibition
There are countless ways to propose a dialogue on the vast notion of identity. With "I Know You Know," a new group art exhibition at Brooklyn's Kinfolk, ambiguity stands as the entry point for discussion. Characters are referenced, and even investigated...
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Feel Big Live Small Exhibition
Living in NYC is enough to make anyone feel small, with lofty skyscrapers (and egos) towering over the city streets. Luckily TriBeCa's apexart gallery is inviting visitors to experience what it's like to rise above with its newest exhibit "Feel Big...
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Arts Recommendations from The Mirror Cube
Perhaps no one knows the music, film and art scenes better than those within them. Communities form and flourish, and engage other active creators. Highly collaborative art leads to highly connected scenes with an escalated awareness of what's working...
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Carlo Scarpa's Casa Tabarelli, Rediscovered
From the peak of the Alps to the very tip of its boot, Italy is a country as rich in history as it is diverse in terrain. And though this is what makes the country so astonishing, it can also end up obscuring some of its most incredible cultural...
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The ADA Project by Conrad Shawcross
In the darkness of an indoor car park in London’s Soho, a crowd of people is gathered around a dancing industrial robot. In front of it, soprano Teresa Duddy stands singing her heart out, willing the robot to fall in love with her, as it moves...
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Puddle, Pothole, Portal at SculptureCenter
Originally founded in 1928 as The Clay Club by sculptor Dorothea Denslow, SculptureCenter has had many locations and iterations and made an undeniable impact on the NYC arts community—both established and emerging. Back in 2001, the organization...
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Kehinde Wiley Paints "The World Stage: Haiti"
Kehinde Wiley searches the world to find models to paint. His travels have taken him to Israel, Lagos and Dakar, China, and Jamaica. More recently, he's traveled to six countries in Africa, where, in each destination, he stopped people on the streets...
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Akio Nukaga and Friends at Heath Ceramics, San Francisco
The bond between heritage California ceramics company Heath and Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga spans across the ocean and celebrates the connection between artists who work in clay. This relationship is reflected in the show "Akio Nukaga and...
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Michael Cina and John Klukas: She Who Saw The Deep
It's not often two artists combine their talents for a collaborative gallery show—especially when those artists have as strong visions as Michael Cina and John Klukas. Cina's career in visual arts, graphic design and art direction is a decorated...
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RISD's Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibit 2014
by Samuel Emmet Over the weekend, scores of art students and gallery-goers descended on Providence's Rhode Island Convention Center to see the 2014 Rhode Island School of Design's (RISD) Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition. The Convention Center...