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‘Moun Room’—A Question of Simple Geometry

Thomas Houseago Moun Room

On view until January 17, 2015 at  Hauser & Wirth, 511 West 18th Street New York

by Lara Saget

Moun Room. Digital Image. Wallpaper. Wallpaper, 2014. Web. 12 Dec 2014.

Thomas Houseago’s ‘Moun Room,’ on view at Hauser & Wirth’s downtown New York City location, is an immersive environment, inviting human participation while structurally echoing human, celestial, and architectural figuration. The installation itself measures approximately 37 feet by 45 feet … Continue reading »

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Art in a 21st Century : Robert Lansden at Robert Henry Contemporary

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by Joseph Cotsirilos

Robert Lansden. Everything Unweaves. 2013. Ink on paper. 30″ x 30″.

While most people say ‘write what’s true at the time’ and others say ‘write what will always be true’, both eventually don’t matter when works of art appear as genuine. But why does one make art in the first place? Artists get to choose what to fall in love with. If the reader doesn’t agree with … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Bushwick: Codes of Color, Sites for Emotions and Boundary Lines

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by Lara Saget

Mari Rantanen & Shingo Francis. Digital Image. ArtHelix. ArtHelix, 2014. Web. 22 Nov 2014.

ArtHelix’s Gallery I presents the work of Shingo Francis and Mari Rantanen curated by Bonnie Rychlak.

Mari Rantanen‘s work, Codes of Color, Sites for Emotions discloses her personal interest in constructing a visually emotive space. Rantanen is a Finnish artist who has been living and working in Stockholm for almost 20 years. The … Continue reading »

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FREAK FLAG at Brian Morris Midtown

ReceptionArea-Andy Mister Olympia

October 15th, 2014 through December 13th, 2014 by Dan Greenberg 

Andy Mister. Double Olympia. 2012. Charcoal and ink on paper. 36 x 48 in., framed.

The packed reception at the landmark building on 32nd St. near Madison, formerly home to the Grolier Club, spilled out to the street, releasing powerful communal energy for FREAK FLAG, the new multimedia installation that inaugurates Brian Morris Midtown.  The converted Romanesque Revival – previously … Continue reading »

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Lines and Layers: Erin Wiersma’s “The Theory of Line”

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October 30th, 2014 – November 29th, 2014 by Danielle Fallon

Erin Wiersma. Examen, 9/7/2014. 2014. Dispersed pigment on paper, 33″ x 31″.

Erin Wiersma’s current exhibition “The Theory of Line” located at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York confronts the viewer with all over black, white, and gray abstract compositions. Consisting of twelve pieces, her artwork holds variations of painting and graphite on paper, both driven by line and layer … Continue reading »

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Julia Westerbeke’s Morphology

Westerbeke Installation

by Vanessa Thill

Julia Westerbeke. Installation view of Morphology. September 2014.

Morphology is Julia Westerbeke’s first solo exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery and builds on idiosyncratic techniques that the artist has been developing over several years. By turns meticulous and impetuous, Westerbeke’s approach to materials is stunning in its detail. Nearly microscopic pen-work spreads out across surfaces like bacteria, seeming to self-reproduce ad infinitum. Her paper cuts are miraculous in their … Continue reading »

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Katherine Bradford Interviews JJ Manford

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In this interview, painter Katherine Bradford talks with painter JJ Manford. Manford makes paintings that are visionary, ecstatic and luminous. The two talk about his practice, fatherhood and the intersection of art and life.

Katherine Bradford: When I first saw your paintings several years ago they were small and dark and abstract. Your recent show at Freight & Volume had large, luminous paintings, fantastically colored and loaded with imagery from … Continue reading »

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