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Color in America

FAPE

On November 8th Jo Carole Lauder and the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) announced its new collaboration with Crayola, the American crayon company that markets its products specifically to children. FAPE will now expand its reach and introduce the work of American artists, featured in their prized print collection, to students across the country. The partnership between FAPE and Crayola is significant since it weaves art appreciation … Continue reading »

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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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Yvette Drury Dubinsky on “Tondos, Tornadoes, Torpedoes”

Aleppo Drowning

by Mira Dayal

After speaking with New York artist Yvette Drury Dubinsky about her latest A.I.R. exhibition, the process and development of Tondos, Tornadoes, Torpedoes gained clear historical significance and context within the artist’s body of work. The gallery walls showcase two parallel attempts to document not only Dubinsky’s travels and visual vocabulary, but also a global anxiety over the preservation and security of people, places, and ruins.

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James O. Clark is GLOWING at ltd los angeles

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James O. Clark is GLOWING at ltd los angeles by Anthony Pinata

Photo by Jeff McLane

New York-based artist James O. Clark’s current show, March 19–April 16, at ltd los angeles, titled 1993 to 2011 in 2015, highlights his continued engagement with material and light. The pieces on display demonstrate his discerning and subtle use of otherwise bland light fixtures. He bends, twists, and manipulates them with his sophisticated and … Continue reading »

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Sweet Time

Honey Baby, 2013
Video (still)
Edition of 10 + 4 AP
Performer: Nick Sciscione, Videographer: Kirsten Johnson, Composer: Tom Laurie, Editor: Amanda Laws
© Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio; Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York.
by Jacob Kiernan

Honey Baby, 2013, Video (still), Edition of 10 + 4 AP, Performer: Nick Sciscione, Videographer: Kirsten Johnson, Composer: Tom Laurie, Editor: Amanda Laws, © Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio; Courtesy of the artists and Luhring Augustine, New York.

To get to Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio’s video installation Honey Baby, one must navigate a boneyard of twisted skeletons. On screen, a body writhes languidly in a vat … Continue reading »

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“Well Hung” Artists: Feature on Samantha West

UnderWater1

Samantha West captures intimacy with her camera. The context of her photograph alludes to West’s intention and influences the viewer’s interpretation of the piece. In Underwater Part 1, West presents a face of a woman submerged underwater framed with, as well as hidden behind, frail and suspended strands of blonde hairs. The dichotomy of the two uses of hair intensifies an inherent tension found in the photograph. The subject acclimates … Continue reading »

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“Well Hung” Artists: Feature on Jordan Seiler

Odesa Giving Up Gun

Jordan Seiler runs Public Ad Campaign, an organization that promotes the public’s interaction with public spaces. Public Ad Campaign aims at filling outdoor advertisement spaces with art to lessen the impact that privately owned companies or corporations have on people and their environment—making public property public again. Armed with acts of civil disobedience in accords with Henry David Thoreau’s theory, the organization intends to increase citizens’ interactions and generate a … Continue reading »

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