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A Bird’s Eye View of FRIEZE New York

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FREIZE New York ran for 5 days from Tuesday the 2nd through Sunday the 6th of May. The fair was founded in London in 2003 as a philanthropic project to promote contemporary art, an offshoot of the eponymous magazine, it has taken place annually in London in October. In 2012 FREIZE New York was opened in “bespoke” white tent structures, …

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Darkness on the Edge of Town, a Frieze Recap

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Highlight of the Day! Won’t you join me in the Pettibon Zone? Nudes! Nudes! Nudes! (Ladies Edition) Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled (Reclining Figure), 1966/George Condo, Showgirl, 2008/Joan Semmel, Double Take, 1991 Jordan Nassar’s Embroidery Installation at Anat Ebgi Gallery I want artwork that reflects ME. Literally! This fair is making me hungry. Is that toast? Somebody should take a chainsaw to …

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Music Video. | “The Yield” | Kate Fenner.

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aried experiences transform into wisdom on, Middle Voice. This is the third solo album from Canadian crooner,  Kate Fenner. Currently based in New York City, the musician and mother uniquely employs her polished art to advocate a prime perspective. Over 10 selections constitute Kate’s robust effort. “The Yield,” offers familiar Folk yearnings which are amplified by an eased angst. Fenner beautifully conveys how …

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I Came, I Went, I Came Again! Frieze Flutters and The Uncle Jerry Show

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Nothing is free in life, in the end you pay for your pleasure with pain, heartache, and decay. Consider the art fair, a dinosaur whose fossil was unearthed and resurrected, Jurassic Park-like, on Randall’s Island this week, and whose lumbering stride threatens to trample everything that fails to hightail it out of its path. So come, go, and come again …

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Best Booth at Frieze New York: Bill Beckley, the Eighties, Albertz Benda Gallery Booth SP21

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Chelsea gallery, Albertz Benda featured a stunning exhibition of works by the American artist (and poet as we see it), Bill Beckley. A teacher at SVA and trailblazer who, many years ago, organized the first exhibition at the legendary 112 Greene Street Workshop in SoHo in 1972 with Gordon Matta Clark, Rafi Ferrer, Barry Le Va, Jeffery Lew, Bill Bollinger, and Alan Saret. Beckley’s …

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Music Video. | “New York” | Kachinga.

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ife invested into rhyme, Kachinga, has successfully accomplished a once-daunting dream. The release of Sky Falling — the debut album from the Canadian creative — dropped earlier this year. Containing over 23 selections, the robust endeavor encapsulates the battle to discover peace between his tribulations and his triumphs. Below, check out the intimate visual for the Lava Cru produced, “New York.”  To discover more …

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Worst of List, Day 1, Frieze, New York

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Randalls Island, New York—Quiet Lunch hit Frieze hard yesterday. And for the most part, loved every second. Except when we were sweating our fucking balls off the entire time because the AC wasn’t fuctioning. We also hated the new design layout of their massive tents. Why did they change on the previous year’s awesome design where the air, light and …

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Music Video. | “Yellow Beamer” | Fih.

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eyond dizzying sunshine and shiny stars, Fih, uses the “Yellow Beamer” visual to display her gift of rhyme. From the introductory EP, Four Colors Only, the LAid-back lyricist uses this second release and shares her perspective. Melodically maneuvering the nostalgic whirlwind of yesteryear’s ideals, Fih, offers a glimpse into her personal progression. Barred life becomes art; check it out. ” … No lies …

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Music Video. | “Fleece” | Radio Galaxy.

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ersonifing music’s universal appeal, Radio Galaxy, continues to thrive. Back in March, the Houston-based collective released its latest project, Nobody Digs Your Music But Yourself.  Within this endeavor, the divine collision of four creative minds come together and create a wonderfully cohesive LP. Funky, Space-Hop, Future Soul, SpaceyFatNasty — whatever the chosen evocative adjective — Radio Galaxy is dope.  “Fleece,” the initial offering …

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Mel Frank: When We Were Criminals

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“My method of intake is smoking a joint that I rolled,” says Mel Frank, the super-chill, 73-year-old ‘godfather of marijuana growers’ over the phone from his home in Los Angeles. “I like to roll myself because I know what I’m smoking. When you smoke a joint you get the full effects; the taste, the fragrance.” Mel Frank is not the man-the …

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’77 Music Club

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After Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize, the Washington Post blubbered that “Kids aren’t starting garage bands” anymore, and “Electric guitar sales are down 30 percent over the past decade!” Rock and Roll is not dead, former Rolling Stone writer Marc Weingarten declared, but it “continues to lose traction with anyone under 40,” and “it seems unmoored from its commitment …

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Tribeca: It Wasn’t only a Film Festival

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Driver Ed (the first three episodes now streaming on Vimeo – less than a ten-minute commitment) is a woke variation on witty web programming in the age of content overload. Ed is an all but agoraphobic introvert borderline recluse who has been in an online relationship for two years with the girl of his dreams who he’s about to meet …

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NSFW: The End Of Love by Rebecca Leveille at The Untitled Space

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“Things we perceive to be ideals are often built upon faulty, weak and diseased foundations set forward and reinforced by society and pop culture. We are made to fall in love with an arbitrary set of stereotypes, physical ideals or cultural goals that are twisted and often deeply damaging to us……what happens once we cross to the other side of …

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Superfine! NYC Is Keeping It Real

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There will be no metaphorical free lunches at this year’s Superfine! NYC, Alex Mitow and his partner, photographer James Miille’s fun and highly approachable art fair, which opens May 2nd in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. “After being involved with art fairs for about five years, I’m sick of the, ‘It’s going to bring a lot of people’ thing,” says the fast-talking, …

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Ocean Art Week | Meta Gallery, Monaco

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“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” -Jacques Yves Cousteau MONACO—The world-renowned French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, scientist, author, inventor, photographer and legendary seafarer was protecting our oceans long before others had realized just how important it is to do so. It was Jacques Cousteau, in his iconic, red-wool hat, who reminded us …

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5 Things We Learned From the Westworld Season 2 Premiere (And 3 Things We Didn’t)

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Sunday night was the premiere of “Journey Into the Night”- the first episode of the HBO hit show Westworld’s second season. The show’s writers (Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and Halley Wegryn Gross) spent the better part of 2016 crafting an extremely tight story throughout the span of the first season. Weaving its characters through the vicious and violent world of …

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Tribeca Film Festival: Docs to Watch

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Tribeca is probably one of the most curated film festivals in the best of ways for everyone but cinephiles who have to make a decision about how to be two places at once. For documentary junkies, you might as well put a blindfold on, spin around three times and pin a tail on the schedule. There are too many stand-outs …

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Don’t Pass Over Pass Over

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What do you get when you combine Waiting for Godot, current American race issues, and Biblical lore into a narrative that’s at times hilarious, suspenseful and quirky? You get Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, produced in 2017 by Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and directed by Spike Lee. The direction delivers the intensity of Nwandu’s play—given life by actors Julian Parker and Jon …

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Allison Zuckerman: Sky’s The Limit

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The young painter, no, the remixed-media collage artist or better yet, the hyper-meta art cannon image sampler, Allison Zuckerman, who experienced a wild, meteoric rise in the contemporary art world over the last year and a half, is ready to embark on the next and sure to be exciting chapter of her life and career. Last week, just one day …

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Negotiating with Nature. (Film Review)

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Negotiating with Nature fully captures today’s main issue: mankind’s current Weltanschauung clashes with the way nature works. Filmmaker Stefan van Norden has the lyrical objectivity and open-minded poetry to lead audiences through a narrative of awakening. This suave documentary is an ode to nature and a call to action for the natural environment’s renewal and survival of all living beings. …

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Alfred Hitchcock meets Edward Hopper in 3D

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Susan Leopold has been mesmerizing her audience with miniature visions of rooms and architectural spaces for decades. Intersections is a show of recent works, illuminated box constructions present dreamlike interiors conveying recollections of places commonly used. An attic, a backroom, a rehearsal space that is also used for weekly worship. Inspiration comes from places Leopold notices for their commonality, and …

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Last Chance: The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden, Through Sunday April 22, 2018

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THE ORCHID SHOW Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 at The New York Botanical Garden Installations by Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost The long, chilly winter might not have brought much snow this year, but it’s a safe bet that everyone’s ready for some horticultural eye candy. Luckily, the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show is …

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“Tough Love” in The Bronx

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“The Bronx used to mean, ‘be careful’,” said John ‘CRASH’ Matos, owner of the gallery, Wallworks, in the South Bronx. “If you were born and raised in the Bronx, and you were anywhere in the world, people would look at you, like, hmm, with a little hesitation. But it’s a special place.” Matos was a seminal figure in the New …

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Naama Tsabar Stages a Rockin’ Feminist Performative Intervention for The Guggenheim’s 2018 Young Collectors Party

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It’s been well documented in the annals of Rock lore, that in the winter of 1970, Led Zeppelin holed up in Headley Grange, an ivy-clad poorhouse in Hampshire, England to record the majority of their fourth album (LZ IV), which went 23x Platinum, features “Stairway to Heaven,” and is considered one of the greatest albums ever made. Other bands in …

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Masterpieces Skateboard Show | Art on A Gallery

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Quiet Lunch visited Rafael Colon’s ‘Masterpieces’ on Skateboards show at Art on A Gallery this week. A New York native and former Marine, Rafael Colon breaths new life into the Old Masters.  Famous works by Michaelangelo, Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, and Vincent Van Gogh to name but a  few, are painted by Mr. Colon on wooden skateboards. But if you …

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East End Collected 4 | Southampton Arts Center

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Quiet Lunch hit the Hamptons this week for the season’s much anticipated and lauded exhibition series, East End Collected, curated by renowned painter, Paton Miller. This, the fourth incarnation of EEC, opened to a full house at the Southampton Arts Center on Jobs Lane and former home to the Parrish Art Museum. The exhibition reflects on Mr. Miller’s vision of …