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Edo Ball. | Andrew Archer.

rawing inspiration from Ukiyo-e art and Japanese culture, illustrator Andrew Archer depicts basketball under a dramatic visual narrative. In the series Edo Ball, Archer takes traditional Japanese technique and integrates it with basketball colloquialisms and well known nicknames. Edo Ball essentially began in 2013 with two personal artworks, The Rock & The Ghost. Each artwork is available as prints, postcards and T-shirts from the store.

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Dimensions Variable. | James Gortner at Lyon Wier Gallery.

yons Wier Gallery is pleased to announce Dimensions Variable by James Gortner. “Dimensions Variable” highlights Gortner’s rigorous exploration of photorealism by hand-sculpting each surface using wood, foam, staples, canvas and acrylic paint before using oil paint to realistically render the figure.  The results transform the expectations of the two-dimensional surface into a beguiling three-dimensional composition.  “Dimensions Variable” also features the artist’s …

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Heaven Sent, Hellbound. | Life Club.

etween you sins and your good deeds, it can be a little to determine where you stand—but who is to say that you can’t have your foot in both? After all… isn’t life about duality? The Heaven Sent + Hellbound pin set is a must have for anyone who not only knows where they come from but knows where they’re …

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Fxcking Rebels. | Martyna Kalinska.

esigner Martyna Kalinska recently finished up her latest series, Fucking Rebels. Depicting various members of the animalia kingdom, each mugshot was created with a three color scheme which gives everything that pop culture feel. We caught up with Kalinska who kind enough to give us a little background on the new project: “Fucking Rebels series was created to show the bullies …

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In Your Skin. | Ivana Bašić.

iberia born artist Ivana Bašić captures the human skin in vulnerable but proud form in her lengthly titled sculpture, In my scarred fevered skin you see the end. In your healthy flesh I see the same.

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NEW MUSIC | “Think Twice” | Elbows.

lbows has emerged from the winter frost with new music. Just in time for the fresh beginnings of spring, “Think Twice” is a cautious but harmonious song about coming to finals conclusions when it concerns matters of the heart. The song comes off of Elbows’ upcoming EP titled Corduroy, due out May 19.

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The Spirit of Discovery. | Roe Ethridge.

oday we discovered the photography of Roe Ethridge. Ethridge’s work is playful but rich. The photographer also recently wrapped up a solo exhibition titled, American Spirit, at Andrew Kreps Gallery.

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Light The Night. | Thomas Yang.

nce again, Thomas Yang (of 100 Copies) has made an exquisite print for the art enthusiast who is also a cycling enthusiast. Yang explains the concept behind his latest print “Light The Night”: “Even if you have taken a route many times in the day, riding at night lets you see it in a different light. Because when day turns …

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Spring Cleaning. | Nikita Golubev.

ou know what they say, “another man’s filthy vehicle is another man’s canvas…” No one believes this more than Nikita Golubev. The Russian artist recently started making masterpieces out of dirt covered cars, vans, buses and trucks—oddly enough this gives that owners even more incentive not to wash their vehicles. You can follow Golubev at @ProBoyNick on Instagram.

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Theater of Disappearance. | Adrian Villar Rojas.

e sure to stop by the Met this week to check out Adrian Villar Rojas’ Theater of Disappearance, located in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.  Fifth in a series of installation commissioned for the space, Rojas’ beautiful creation will be on display until October 29 2017.  

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Fractal Luminary. | MeshCloud.

esembling radiant brushstrokes, Fractal Luminary, a series of 3D printed lamps, vases and sculptures by MeshCloud are a must-have for any art enthusiast. They also make a great housewarming gifts.

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Artists We Know: Catching up with Fiona Silver

or our sixth interview for Quiet Lunch magazine, @JaredxAlannah sat down with Fiona Silver a singer and musician who also happens to be an East Village Local. We get down to the core issues of being a resident in such an ever-changing neighborhood, the politics of the day and how music has influenced her commitment to the neighborhood. She performs …

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Art in the Aftermath of Economic Crisis. | Dimitrios Antonisis at ROOD Gallery.

ast weekend, the newly established ROODGALLERY, Red Hook, opened its inaugural show, Fracture, with the work of prolific Greek artist Dimitrios Antonisis. Guests packed the chic design space to witness a panel discussion with the artist and economics expert on the Euro Crisis, Chris Marsh, moderated by Cultured Magazine Editor-at-Large Katy Dimaond Hamer. After the talk, the fashionable European set …

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NSFW. | Flesh and Fantasy. | The Photography Show.

igger and bolder than ever before, the 37th edition of The Photography Show opened to VIP visitors on Wednesday at Pier 94, a massive 133,000 square foot exhibition space on the Hudson River. Featuring nearly 150 exhibitors—ranging from international galleries offering photography, photo-based art, video and new media to photography publishers and booksellers—the annual New York fair got off to …

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Music Video. | “Uh Huh” | E-40 |FT.| YV.

rom financially humble beginnings to reinforcing a priceless soul, E-40 personifies longevity. Back in the mid-80’s, 40 Water smoothly transitioned from being Click’ed up to solely standing steady atop his ten toes. A witty wordplay, in conjunction with a keen business acumen, has allowed the Magazine vet the ability to attain both professional and personal success. As he moves past millions, this Golden …

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Overload. | Dan Huston.

an Huston‘s work is a blissful swarm of complementive colors. Overload is a series that lives up to its name, a lot of these pieces force the audience’s eyes and brains to work overtime.

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New Music. | “Outlet (Remix)” | Dark |Ft.| Manolo Rose.

escending from The Heights, Dark, continues to use his penned prowess to earn Hip-Hop’s respect. By maintaining his integrity, and sharing his perspective, the former Team Hot MC is fully focused on serving humbled hubris. With this unique remix designed for the masses, “Outlet” showcases Dark and includes a feature from Manolo Rose. United on the Vinylz-produced track, the New York narrators push …

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The First Week of the Whitney Biennial on Instagram.

lthough the Whitney Biennial is “the show everyone loves to hate,” you can’t tell that from looking at the Instagram posts. More than 10,000 photos and videos have been posted in the first week alone—and there’s still twelve more weeks to go. A “selfie” paradise, this year’s show has lots of shiny works that are perfect for moments of self-reflection. …

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Artists We Know: Catching up with Clio Newton.

or our fifth edition of the bi-weekly Artists We Know, we are super excited to interview Clio Newton, an American artist currently residing in Zürich. She combines her conceptual background with a larger-than-life approach to hyperrealism, creating simultaneously sensitive and powerful images of women. J+A: Hi Clio, thank you so much taking the time from installing your latest show, to meet with us …

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A World of Wonders at TEFAF Maastricht.

outed as the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, The European Fine Art Fair—popularly known as TEFAF—launched its 30th edition on March 9th to a well-heeled crowd of museum directors, curators, critics, and collectors who traveled from far and wide to the medieval city of Maastricht, the site of the earliest Roman settlement in The Netherlands. While the connoisseurs were …

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Music Review. | Phases. | Bonomo.

compelling comfort bookends Phases by BONOMO.  The February release, beautifully showcases the cohesive creativity of the band’s core members, Andrew Renfroe and Adam Bonomo. These Brooklyn-based musicians conjure sheer magic. Sans any incantations,  to please the public the duo relies upon its inherent artistry. Opening with familiar Folk sensibilities, “Home” astutely foreshadows the album’s trajectory. The mix of compelling chords from Andrew with Adam’s soothing voice proves …

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Music Video | “Just A Friend 2K17” | Fred The Godson |FT.| Jaquae.

es, “oh Baby,” you already know the hook!  Fred The Godson taps Jaquáe for the assist. The result, a Les Visual-directed video which combines simplistic cinematic shots with intricate bars. The public continues to show its support, although Gordo — the anticipated mixtape from Fred — has yet to receive a concrete release date. The Bronx wordsmith proves that an astute penmanship and easy delivery …

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Op art is back! Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art at GR gallery

ast week, GR gallery unveiled its fourth exhibition dedicated entirely to Op and Kinetic art. The exhibition, Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art, pulsates as its artworks electrify the gallery’s atmosphere. The show’s opening night brought together an eclectic array of artists, curators, and art lovers, including the likes of rock photographer Bob Gruen, his wife, artist Elizabeth Gregory Gruen, …

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Artists We Know: Keith and Tiger Mackie

or our fourth bi-weekly we head over to Alphabet City (Loisaida) and interview Keith Dragon Mackie and his sister Tiger Ray Mackie. Both are visual artists. Keith is a painter and graphic artist who uses his memories, humor and public observations to create inside jokes that play out as a larger commentary with strong ties to current social issues. Tiger is a classically …

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NADA Returns To Its Roots at Skylight Studios.

ooking as fresh as it did when it was a renegade art fair at the Ice Palace in Miami back in 2004, the latest edition of NADA has turned into a sprawling funfest of art, performances, and information. Showcasing a lively selection of contemporary art presented by 100 exhibitors representing 37 cities from 14 different countries, the fair wraps through …