Metamodernism

Installation View of Metamodern at Denny Gallery, NYC. All Artworks © the artists. Photo by Sean Fader.

by Kristi Arnold

Installation View of Metamodern at Denny Gallery, NYC. All Artworks © the artists. Photo by Sean Fader.

Oscillating between modernism and postmodernism, the term metamodernism represents contemporary work concerned with modes of self-expression while reviving historical principals and techniques. And yet, metamodernism is not so simply defined. As noted by Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker in the 2010 article, Notes on Metamodernism, the prefix “meta” … Continue reading »

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Understanding THE past/PRESENT

On Edge, 2015, paper pulp, watercolor, steel, found stone, 62x13x9.5"
By Mira Dayal One of the most challenging tasks an artist takes on is that of sparking interest in a work’s relation to the body without referencing the body. In sculpture this is especially vital as three-dimensional, upright structures inherently translate into bodily forms. Kathleen Schneider in her past/PRESENT installation at A.I.R. Gallery confronted this challenge with works that negotiate gravity, create textures, invite you to touch their forms and… Continue reading »
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Leonard Contino: Paintings

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by Valerie Wang

Triangles, squares, circles. Most of us are introduced to these most basic shapes in childhood and they often seem irrelevant for the rest of our lives. As we develop, we become more attached to more complex objects. Yet, Contino reminds viewers that bare geometric shapes have the ability to tap into our senses and serve as a means of expression no matter where we are in our … Continue reading »

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SPEAKING FOR THE PEEPS

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In the Underworld, the Underdog is on Top

by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa | Outside In | Curated by Ted Riederer | Howl! Happening | June 19 – August 14, 2015… Continue reading »

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“Control Panel” at Honey Ramka Gallery

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by Johanna Juni

Control Panel | Honey Ramka | 56 Bogart Street | Brooklyn

 

Installation view with CMY2K (2015) by Ben Garthus and Itt (2015) by James O. Clark. Image courtesy of  Honey Ramka Gallery.… Continue reading »
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Poetic Science Fiction

by Mira Dayal

You will find Julia Westerbeke’s art in a realm where National Geographic, Fantastic Planet, The Botany Coloring Book, and White Noise coalesce. She is inspired by nature–or rather, the intrusions of human creations into nature. Industrial tubes collecting maple from trees and chain link fences absorbed into bark formations have been past references for her work. Rather than mimicking these effects, however, the artist creates her own … Continue reading »

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Translucent Threads of Dawn by Elizabeth Kley

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by Jacob Kiernan

Regina Rex | 221 Madison Avenue | June 14–July 26th

Elizabeth Kley. Turquoise Birdcage with Roof Semicircles. 2015. Glazed ceramic. 24 x 15 x 14 inches.… Continue reading »
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