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Caskets Become Art with Boxes of Death 5
by Hunter Hess What started out as an art school project in the cramped basement of Seattle's OK Hotel has quickly grown into a respected touring showcase of both rising stars and well-established figures within the art community. Already in its...
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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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Monika Sosnowska's 110-Foot-Long TOWER
Within the vast exhibition space found at Hauser & Wirth's Chelsea location, a single piece forcefully occupies the floor: "Tower." Crafted from steel and painted a powerful black, the imposing sculpture delivers an architectural, skeletal sensory...
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Grant Nimmo: Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall
With his latest Australian exhibition "Dreams That I've Thrown Down the Hall," Melbourne-based artist Grant Nimmo delivers vibrant mixed media works that offer a brief commentary on what he finds to be the frustrating state of contemporary art. Balanced...
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Lomography x Nixon: Analog Russia
In the northeast corner of Russia lies the Kamchatka Peninsula. As beautiful as it is barren, the remote and harsh landscape is sparsely populated and surely an acquired taste for the small but steady number of adventure-seekers that visit year-round...
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Charged: Moving Art Forward with Bryce Wolkowitz
Slightly obscured by the glare of the gallery’s impossibly tall and tinted windows, the lines of Robert Currie’s wiry, site-specific installation stretch toward the entrance of Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Unassumingly elegant, Currie’s sculpture looks...
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Nina Bentley's Assemblage Sculptures
For its grand opening at the end of May 2014, Westport, Connecticut's newest art hub, the Worrell Smith Gallery housed an exhibition of local creatives, appropriately named "Home." It was there that we discovered the marvelous world of Nina Bentley...
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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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Aviva Neuman of Brooklyn's Simon/Neuman² Gallery
by Laila Gohar When Swedish curator Aviva Neuman decided to open a contemporary art photo gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she did not have to look far for inspiration; for Neuman, art has always been a family affair. The 25-year-old was raised...
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Helen Toomer Takes Over Pulse Art Fair
Few events each year successfully gather and contextualize movements within the arts world. In its ninth edition, NYC's iteration of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair manages to do exactly that. Fifty international exhibitors showcase the work of hundreds...
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Zak Bush: Revisions
The surf scene in NYC has exploded in recent years, with surf shops cropping up in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Seeing a board on the train is common—especially in the warmer months. It's this growing scene that brought photographer Zak Bush to...
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Xu Zhen: A MadeIn Company Production
Xu Zhen is a pioneer within Chinese underground contemporary art and an influential figure in Shanghai's scene. In 1998, along with Davide Quadrio, he founded Bizart in Shanghai, a platform to support local and international artists, which has been...
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Jodi Bieber: Quiet
Despite South Africa's growing reputation as a hub for arts, culture and design (with events like Design Indaba showcasing local talent), a dark cloud of violence looms over the country, which many argue is intensified by shifting gender norms. Acclaimed...
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Dan Gluibizzi: Between Friends
Sex, bongs and the internet—these are the motifs explored in the watercolors of Portland-via-New York artist and Tumblr addict Dan Gluibizzi (pronounced "glue-busy"). Opening tomorrow, 1 March 2014, at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, Gluibizzi's solo exhibition...
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Nidhi Agarwal: मानसिक (Psychic)
Within the magnificent Oberoi Gurgaon Hotel, located in India's bustling business hub of New Delhi, acclaimed artist Nidhi Agarwal is showcasing a series of chaotic and colorful mixed-media paintings. The gallery, Nature Morte, carries global prestige...
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Google and Saatchi Gallery Motion Photography Prize
Now accepting submissions through 1 April 2014, social media (and more) service Google+ renews their Saatchi Gallery partnership with a competition embracing moving photography. Google+ just unveiled Motion, a free tool that enables users to animate...
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George Condo: Ink Drawings
It's impossible to deny the importance of artist George Condo; with his engaging, visceral work spanning three decades across drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. His first solo exhibitions took place in the emerging bustle of New York City...
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Interview: Mark Fox
Manipulation is something everybody experiences every day—good or bad, conscious or unconscious. For NYC-based artist Mark Fox, manipulation has permeated his entire body of work and is a theme he continues to explore in his latest exhibition "MFKPMQ...
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Adam Green: Hot Chicks
In a vibrant, mesmerizing match of childlike wonder and moderate perversion, musician and artist Adam Green's latest show at NYC's The Hole gallery features the exploratory wit for which Green has become known. Through "Hot Chicks" (running through...
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Butterscotch Records
The newest record label on the New York circuit is Butterscotch Records, the brainchild of seasoned engineer and producer Allen Farmelo. For its launch this month, Farmelo (now a label head) combined forces with contemporary artists, a designer...
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David Reuben: "Kings & Corpses"
On 22 October, fine artist and filmmaker David King Reuben will make his US debut at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in Chelsea, NYC. The show will feature his large-scale, figure-focused paintings paired with photographer Dominic White's black and...
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Detritus by Jonathan Schipper
Humans have, and continue to be, in a constant push to alter our surroundings to suit our individual needs. From the first settlements of early man to modern suburban sprawl, our necessity to build and change, despite our technological advances...
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Foreign Neighbors: A Solo Show by SiMPLE
Tomorrow, 28 September 2013, creative collective Foreign Neighbors unveils its inaugural New York City exhibition. The event will be the US debut of German-born, Sweden-based artist SiMPLE, whose work modernizes Cubist sensibilities with graffiti...
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Jean Jullien's "La Plage"
Skilled in a sundry of creative practices, multi-talented French artist Jean Jullien is perhaps best known for his work in graphic design, which he studied at both Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Since moving to London eight years...
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