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Spangler’s Banner. | Tyler Spangler.

It's hard to determine whether or not Tyler Spangler is living in reality. For an artist who is constantly producing such enrapturing surrealism, there is no way Spangler cannot become engulfed in his own conceptual quicksand. He has created his own realm,...
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Witch Way Did She Go? | Camille Chew.

Camille Chew stirs a cauldron of patterns and symbols in her series, Witches. Chew concocts a delicious brew out of minimalism and the occult, and the overall aesthetic has us under her spell. She even goes as far as to add an extra dose of charm in the form...
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Broken. | Pieter van den Heuvel.

Pieter van den Heuvel's Broken is an amusing series with some dark twists and turns. The Amsterdam based illustrator is playful at first but by the time the book ends, you learn the meaning of being broken—both literally and...
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Sem título. | Angelo Venosa.

Angelo Venosa's Sem título is a winding, twisting sculpture with a hypnotizing aesthetic. Living and working in São Paulo, Brazil, the sculptor's cultural surroundings has definitely had a pleasing influence on his work....
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Seeing the (un)SCENE.

Armory Week was an edifying blur. Between Scope, Volta, Pulse and the actual Armory Show, this year's fair goers were being pulled in all sorts of directions. But while these staple fairs strove, there were some newcomers that made some unique noise of their...
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The Armory Show. | Day 2.

Despite Mother Nature's dandruff, the Armory Show still managed to pull in a huge crowd of art enthusiasts who refused to a little "bad weather" keep them away one of the most anticipated art fairs in New York City. Those were willing to trudge through the...
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Voids and Invocations. | Evie Falci.

This week is your last chance to see Evie Falci's Voids and Invocations at The Lodge Gallery. It is Falci's first solo exhibition at The Lodge and has proven to be quite the collaborative debut. Falci, who paints with studs on pleather, taps into a well of...
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Monument Man. | Stephane Parain.

Stephane Parain's work is like time traveling on acid. Parain, a sculptor who lives and works in Paris, creates pieces that resemble classic Victorian busts—but with a surreal twist. Faces features visages distorted by glitches, obscured by masks and framed...
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Gibsons Gets Stitches.

Nothing says "I'm a down to earth douchebag" like a charming piece of embroidery. No but really, embroidery is a cool way to give your place a homemade feel. Sam Gibson's stitched illustrations are like toasty cups of tea on a Fall afternoon, delightfully...
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Artist Worship. | Rashid Johnson.

Brooklyn based artist Rashid Johnson creates stern masterpieces that exist within the confines of reality but go far beyond the boundaries of perception. Founded on a bedrock of cultured ritualism, Johnson work buries itself deep in the sand. Perhaps it is...
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Architecture of the Face.

Canadian artist, Erik Olson, may very well be our generation's Pablo Picasso. Yeah, we said it. Olson's more recent work is so reminiscent of Picasso's cubism period that we couldn't help but say it! Aesthetically, Olson has a style that is all his own, but...
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Covered in It. | Ivan Alifan.

Ivan Alifan's work, writhing and moaning in an ambiguous goo, stirs the carnal pot through an underlying stream of sexual subtext; the resulting dialog is mesmerizing. Luckily for us, we're not reaching. Alifan freely admits the venereal concept: "These...
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Never Flat. | Bianca Chang.

The minimalism of Bianca Chang's work is an immediate draw, but it is her manipulation of dimension and form that is the true star. Seemingly two dimensional pieces become much more upon further inspection, spilling into the realm sculpture. Gold and...
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Hiding in the Open. | Ella Tillema.

Known for creating powerful images that evoke a library of emotions, Ella Tillema work is cloaked in an aesthetic that is both endearing and sneering. Tillema's series, BEVÄPNAD, conceals her pregnant subject in a menacing get up fit for modern warfare....
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The BLOSSOM Before Spring.

Aleksandra Kingo deconstructs the concept of masculinity with her photographic series, BLOSSOM. BLOSSOM is  a comparative series that features tatted skinheads adorned in fresh floral arrangements, wearing soft stares. Creating a stark contrast between...