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McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York & The Ashcan School

In The Menu., Visual Arts. by Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

“McSorley sold his ale across the bar at two mugs for a quarter. A tired man could go in, buy his mug, sit down and rest until his weariness passed. It was a meeting-place for artists, writers and musicians of the quieter kind. It was quiet there, and blue clouds of smoke from pipes and cigars were rarely disturbed. Conversation was quiet, earnest …

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Industrial Melanism | Neil Grayson | Debut Solo Exhibition at Ekyan Maclean

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Our latest print edition cover artist Neil Grayson’s debut solo exhibition is going to be amazing. Industrial Melanism, opens tomorrow at Ekyan Maclean at east 67th street from 6 pm – 8 pm. We hope to see you there! Industrial Melanism was the collection Neil presented during our search for the next print cover feature and this collection is why we …

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DECADE | 10 Years at Gallery 151 (Exhibition Recap)

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On December 13th, 2007 Gallery 151’s premiere exhibition, The Wild Style Exhibit, unveiled a collaborative wall of historical graffiti, discovered during the renovation of 151 Wooster Street in Soho. Matthew Namer, the son of the downtown developer Michael Namer, discovered the wall at the same time that renovations were planned to be made to the building. 151 Wooster Street became the first iteration of Gallery 151, which …

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The Projective Drawing Opening Night Panel Discussion | Austrian Cultural Forum New York

In Visual Arts. by Gregory De La HabaLeave a Comment

On Monday evening, Quiet Lunch attended the Austrian Cultural Forum New York opening night Panel Discussion for The Projective Drawing, a group exhibition curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center, New York. Brett was joined by Elsy Lahner (Albertina, Vienna) and Austrian artists Judith Saupper, Brigitte Mahlknecht and Lionel Favre.  A reception followed afterwards at the Raimund Abraham …

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The Big Picture | Faces Places (Review)

In Crumbs, Film, Visual Arts. by Jennifer ParkerLeave a Comment

Faces Places is the little documentary that could. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the filmmakers transform the quotidian into objects of fascination. There’s an inherent narcissism about making a film about the process of making art yet the subjects are so lacking in ego yet charming that it’s a delight to watch. JR and Agnès Varda …

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The Projective Drawing: An Exploration of Art and Architecture

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) is pleased to announce the upcoming group exhibition The Projective Drawing, curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center, New York. The exhibition is based on The Projective Cast, a book published in 1995 by architectural historian Robin Evans that defines a new way to explain how we “see” architecture by incorporating all …

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Juan Miguel Palacios | IMBALANCE | Booth Gallery

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Booth Gallery is delighted to announce Juan Miguel Palacios’ Imbalance, a collection highlighting social, political, and economic inequality through multifaceted artworks. In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, Palacios seeks to bear representation to the state of affairs of the modern world — what he refers to as an ‘ugly society’, a term he borrows from Noam Chomsky’s documentary …

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Odili Donald Odita | Creating in Vain

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In the lead up to the latest exhibition by Nigerian-born, American-raised artist Odili Donald Odita-his fifth solo outing since 2006 at Jack Shainman Gallery-all press materials pointed to this particular show being called Celebration. But in the days leading up to the exhibition’s January 5th opening, the show’s title evolved, one could say. It is now Third Sun. “There is …

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IDEO Cambridge | Eltono

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Like seriously, who would not want to work at this office? I love scrolling through my favorite new social network, ello when I need to find dope new artists. That’s how I came across this gem. French public space artist, Eltono teamed up with the Beyond Walls project this past November for a 3 wall mural. Located at 80 Prospect Street in …

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Brian Eno and the Healing Power of Light Art

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Although Brian Eno had already left Roxy Music by the time “Love is the Drug” took most of the planet’s airways by storm, I couldn’t resist the reference in the title. I confess, I worship at the altar of Eno, and I almost fainted when I saw his spellbinding, healing light art in the context of Miami Art Week, contemporary art’s equivalent …

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One Year of Resistance at The Untitled Space | Indira Cesarine

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A year after the inauguration of President Trump, where are we, and how do we feel? In a follow-up to last years’ critically acclaimed show UPRISE/ ANGRY WOMEN, Indira Cesarine of The Untitled Space has invited over 80 artists to participate in ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE. Artists from various backgrounds, ages, and genders will respond to the current political climate …

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Rita McBride, Particulates and Douglas Gordon, back and forth and forth and back

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Simultaneous installations in Chelsea this winter warrant our attention and consideration. At D.I.A.:Chelsea a work by Rita McBride and at Gagosian, Douglas Gordon’s environment of projections and video objects. Both are set in darkness which in itself alters the viewer’s consciousness and introduces a subtle effect of entering a semi-conscious state. Inside 541 West 22nd Street behind a sign that …

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Slide-In Our DMs: Haitian-born Brooklyn Artist, Engels

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Slide in our DMs (direct messages) is a column dedicated to messages we receive of the latest exhibitions, music performances, new artists and videos that you may or may not be into. Check out this cool video produced by a blog called Gorky’s Granddaughter spotlighting Engels, a Haitian-born artist who currently lives in Brooklyn. Engels speaks about the inspiration behind his …

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Found! | Neon Artist: Chris Bracey.

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I know it has happened to you. You are thumbing through your feed and you come across an image that catches your eye. You tap to read more information. It’s some self-aggrandizing or pseudo-inspiring statement. Ok, I am guilty as charged with posting without credit on social media. But the fact is, somebody did create the image and deserves credit …

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Sage Love presents Theo Mighty. | A Nicco Production.

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Its always dope to come across a collaboration between 2 young creatives that you know especially when they link up to create. Theo Mighty is a young artist we featured in our Selfish Exhibition back in 2016 at Brilliant Champions. Sage Love is a young film producer we bumped into at a Paint and Poetry event at I.M.A.G.E Gallery in 2015. …

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I, Tonya, Indie Film …..Big Love

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Any movie that leads with the title card, “Based on irony-free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews with Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly” has me at irony-free. I, Tonya is a satire both uninhibited and direct, a club and a shotgun. The film tickles the collective American memory of the biggest 90s tabloid story pre-OJ and delights rather than disgusts us …

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Mindscapes. | Regina Scully at C24 Gallery.

In The Menu., Visual Arts. by Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

The true magic of art lies in its ability to interact with its audience. When you walk into C24’s latest exhibition, Mindscapes, by Regina Scully, you instantaneously feel that magic. Scully’s pieces, a multifarious ensemble performing a colorful symphony of visual jazz, “slow and fast marks” that immediately draws you in. There is a recognizable balance of purposefully precision and improvisational …

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Damien Hirst: The Best and the Worst Art of 2017.

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It’s not an easy feat for one art exhibition to be the best and worst of the year, but then again Damien Hirst is no ordinary artist. His sprawling exhibition “Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable,” which occupied two palatial spaces in Venice during the Biennale, was both adored by the general public and reviled by the critical press. …

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Spotlight on: Sydney Cash – A Meditation on Movement

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The first time I saw Sydney Cash’s latest series of paintings depicting wavy lines jutting out of dark surfaces, I immediately visualized brain waves, a heartbeat, and DNA links twisting and unfolding. These vibrating, orderly patterns of wavy, intersecting lines gave me an immediate sense of calm which then shifted into a kind of vertigo, a feeling of elated disorientation. …

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Rubik. | Moli Studio.

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Rubik is graphic design art collaboration created by MiloStudio and Peter Tarka. Low key, this conceptual collection might be paying homage to famous Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity (1953) lithograph print. Each image pops with vivid color and mind-bending perspectives. Rubik beautifully defies the laws of gravity yet feel perfect to the point where you could not imagine it any other way. Conceptual art …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Pulse Miami Beach. | Day 4.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…the good intentions were mine when yesterday I decided to go to the Soho Beach House Tent “just to check it out”…After the umpth late night, I had a smashing Cuban breakfast at El Exquisito restaurant in Little Havana and went to Pulse Contemporary Art Fair for what may be the strongest, …

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Miami Art Basel 2017. | Art Miami. | Day 3.

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After a long night partying at Carsten Höller’s Prada Double Club Miami, I mustered the strength to tackle the other Miami Art’s Week’s behemoth, Art Miami. After a fulfilling and highly rewarding day perusing stunning modern and contemporary art at the fair, I quickly changed into a retro Pucci outfit and went straight to one of the very best restaurants in Miami Beach. It’s simply called “27” …

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Visual Pleasure. | Art Basel Miami Beach 2017. | Opening Night.

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On Wednesday, champagne flutes clinked to inaugurated the 2017 edition of Art Basel Miami. The mood was decidedly festive. Under a protective dome of Miami sunshine and the manic highs of the Trump economy, many found reasons to be optimistic. The Swiss bank UBS (an event sponsor) says Art Basel Miami is the number one fair for collectors and looking …