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Letter From Paris: Joseph Nechvatal’s Velvet Love

Joseph Nechvatal

by Matthew Rose

Galerie Richard
74, rue de Turenne
Paris, France  75003
May 30 – July 19, 2014

Joseph Nechvatal, June 2014.  Image courtesy of Joseph Nechvatal and Galarie Richard / Paris.

It is fair to say that Warhol owned Campbell’s Soup cans, Coke bottles and Marilyn the way Pollock owned paint drips, Hopper hotels and lonely diners, and Koons polished steel balloon poodles. It might also be fair to … Continue reading »

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Profile of BAS and Trestle Gallery: A Conversation between Michael Brennan and Rhia Hurt



Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle Gallery is located in Gowanus.  With an innovative approach to programming, they offer studio space, exhibition space, talks and panels, to name a few.  Artist and Director of Brooklyn Art Space, Rhia Hurt, recently sat down with artist Michael Brennan.  In this interview, Hurt and Brennan discuss the art scene in lower Brooklyn, current trends, and balancing the life/work/artist act.  

MB: Tell me about … Continue reading »

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Book Review: Against Ambiance

Against Ambience by Seth Kim-Cohen book cover

by Joseph Nechvatal

Seth Kim-Cohen’s concise but punchy e-book Against Ambience puts forth a fervently pithy polemic aimed at what he determined was an epidemic of anti-conceptual ambient sound and light exhibitions in New York City last summer (2013); citing: Robert Irwin at the Whitney, James Turrell at the Guggenheim, Soundings at MoMA, Janet Cardiff at the Met, the show ambient at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (curated by Tim Griffin), and … Continue reading »

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The Sassy Bravado That is Susan Bee


by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Susan Bee. Fighters (1983). Oil on linen, 64″ x 48″. Image courtesy of A.I.R. Gallery.

A.I.R. Gallery
April 3 — April 27, 2014

An irrepressible spirit is evident in Susan Bee’s playful tableaux vivants. Stylistic and contextual juxtapositions produce novel propositions that are simultaneously venerative and impish. Tragedy and comedy share the ring where Bee challenges our assumptions about heroism, gender and self-expression.  … Continue reading »

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On-Verge May Listings, New York

Joan Mitchell, Untitled, c, 64-65


Joan Mitchell. Untitled (c. 1964-65). Image courtesy of Lennon Weinberg Gallery.

Joan Mitchell’s “The Black Drawings”are on view at Lennon Weinberg from May 8 – June 28, 2014.  This is a great chance to see the 3rd generation abstract expressionists rarely seen works on paper.… Continue reading »

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On-Verge Critics Pick, May 2014

The Stuff, Install Shot, 2013

by Jason Stopa

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Too (2013) Installation view

Clearing in Bushwick, which also has a location in Brussels, has brought together a group show this Spring featuring well-known painters Jacob Kassay, Harold Ancart and Jamian Juliano Villani and some lesser known artists like Marina Pinksky and Neil Beloufa, among others.  In their latest installment of “The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of Too”, the … Continue reading »

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Rethinking Susan Sontag’s “The Pornographic Imagination”


by Eric Shorey

In “The Pornographic Imagination”, a groundbreaking essay which attempted to define and understand the genre of pornography, Susan Sontag isolates the vignette structure as the de facto narratological gesture of porn in writing:

“The books generally called pornographic are those whose primary, exclusive, and overriding preoccupation is with the depiction of sexual ‘intentions’ and ‘activities.’ […] Pornography uses a small crude vocabulary of feeling, all relating to … Continue reading »

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