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Artist David Salle's "How to See" Book
For some, a work of art in a museum or gallery can require substantial consideration. For others, a passing glance will do. One can choose to read into symbolism, coloration and more—or purely enjoy (or despise) any type of art for aesthetic reasons...
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Artist Alexa Meade at FORM Arcosanti
The words "live painting" invoke a couple of different images for me: a graffiti artist in the middle of the night, or even Bob Ross talking to the camera and patiently explaining a new technique. Alexa Meade, however, has made the term entirely...
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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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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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Artist Cole Sternberg's Boat Voyage from Japan to Portland
Late last year, bicoastal American painter Cole Sternberg stepped aboard a bulk shipping vessel at the Shin Kasado port in Western Japan. It was the Ultra Letizia ship's maiden voyage, headed toward Portland, Oregon. And, while the boat carried...
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Tribeca Film Institute Awards Painter Laura Owens
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Institute may best be known for its efforts to empower filmmakers, but in fact, the non-profit seeks to recognize and reward storytellers across all art forms. One award from the organization's roster, the Robert De Niro...
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Lisa Solberg's NIGHT RIDER
When Lisa Solberg commits to a new project, she thinks big—whether it's the size of the giant chrome panels in her "24HR Psychic" show, the large tree trunks in "Cry Wolf," or floor-to-ceiling insulation panels for "Stalker." Now, she's taken big...
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Yer So Bad: Dutch Artist Parra's Solo Show
Dutch artist Pieter Janssen aka Parra knows no boundaries in his work. Spanning the past decade, the Amsterdam-based artist has painted, drawn and sculpted his way into galleries across the world, and partnered with the likes of Nike and Stones Throw...
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Ever Yours
Much of what we know about the Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh in fact, comes straight from the artist himself. A new book from Yale University Press highlights 265 (from a collection of over 800) of Van Gogh's written letters, giving the...
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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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Cool Hunting Video: Juan Miguel Palacios
A recent transplant to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, Spanish artist Juan Miguel Palacios is making a splash in the New York art scene with a series of work focusing on the human form. Palacios uses a unique technique which involves layering a...
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I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth
by Vivianne Lapointe "I'm So Wild About Your Strawberry Mouth," a multidisciplinary exhibition by West Virginia-born, New York-based artist Aïda Ruilova, presents a new series of works on paper created out of 25 Emmanuelle movie posters collected...
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Guy Laramée

 Examining evolution through the dual lens of spirituality and science, Montreal-based book sculptor Guy Laramée creates miniature landscapes from antiquated paperbacks. Drawing upon over three decades of experience as an interdisciplinary...
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Alpha Wave
Opening tomorrow at Duve Berlin, an exhibition of new work by Evan Gruzis explores the interstices of waking and dreaming life. "Alpha Wave" derives its aesthetic from the afterimage effect—the "burning" of an image on ones vision after the...
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Kim Dong Yoo
Already a household name in Asia, Korean painter Kim Dong Yoo's inaugural U.S. exhibit at NYC's Hasted Kraeutler gallery aims to introduce the artist to a new, American audience. The self-titled show features a series of large-scale paintings...
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Dark Water
Curator of the upcoming exhibition "Dark Water," Brooklyn-based painter Martin Wittfooth drops his brush in favor of hand-selecting contemporaries who inspire him, compiling 29 representational painters' whose visions reflect the exhibition's namesake...
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Travis Louie
As a young boy growing up in Queens, Travis Louie would roam the hallways of his friends' houses gazing longingly at their vintage family photographs, realizing the lack of pictures of previous generations of his own Chinese-American family. Years...
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Oren Eliav
Hollow-eyed portraits, glittering ornamentation and cavernous architecture haunt the canvasses of Israeli painter Oren Eliav. The Rappaport Prize-winner's otherworldly imagery creates tension between doubt and faith, exploring the historical implications...
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Julie Rofman Jewelry
Call them jazzed-up friendship bracelets or modernist beadwork, Julie Rofman's colorful cuffs reinvent hippie tropes—even if the Northern California studio overlooking the ocean where she makes them might suggest otherwise. With Andrew Bird...