SPOTLIGHT: Gordon Parks

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American Photographer Gordon Parks has been called “the most important black photographer in the history of photojournalism” – the man who taught himself how to take pictures at the age of twenty-five with a Voigtländer Brillant that he purchased at a pawn shop. In 1948, after a stint with the Farm Security Administration (F.S.A.) covering the nation’s social conditions, he […]

SPOTLIGHT: Kehinde Wiley

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In honor of Black History Month we’ll spend the next few week highlighting notable African-Americans in the art world. First up is painter, Kehinde Wiley.

Kate Shepherd Wrapping Paper

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Looking for the perfect way to wrap your Valentine’s Lorenzo Buffa watch? Look no further than Kate Shepherd‘s New York Times inspired, hand-printed wrapping paper. Designed by the New York artist internationally recognized for her use of enamel that produces an elegant, clean aesthetic, each sheet of wrapping paper is one-of-a-kind. Kate Shepherd Wrapping Paper […]

Michel Majerus at Matthew Marks Gallery

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The most comprehensive retrospective since the tragic death of 35-year old Michel Majerus, the Berlin-based protégé of Joseph Kosuth, this exhibition will span all three Matthew Marks gallery spaces in Chelsea. Large scale paintings, such as “o.T. (collaboration Nr. 8)” (1999) make direct references to art historical motifs like Jean-Michel Basquiat’s signature figures and inclusion […]

Zeren Badar’s ‘Accident Series’

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Self-taught photographer Zeren Badar describes his latest photography project, Accident Series as “rich, conceptual, sensual and anti-formal” turning “pre-existing works of art into Duchampian ready-mades”. Indeed he is exploring his Dada influences with a peculiar combination of photography, painting & collage. These collages are made with found objects, covered in food, laced in strong shadows […]

This Is Midge

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PORTSMOUTH, UK  - Instagram has been a driving force in spreading Portsmouth based street artist, Midge’s work. Use the hashtag #thisismidge and it will serve up a plethora of beautiful hand painted black & white furry wide-eyed creatures lounging around on backdrops of vintage newsprint and aged sheet music. Recently Midge and fellow Portsmouth artist, […]

Andrea Heimer’s Suburban Mythology

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Andrea Heimer takes a delightfully sardonic jab at life in the burbs with her upcoming solo show: Suburban Mythology.

ICE SHIFTS

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Environmental Artist, Nicole Dextras freezes layers of clothing in blocks of ice for her installation series, Ice Shifts.

The Mystical Realm of Hannah Yata

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I stumbled onto New York based Artist, Hannah Yata’s work at Asbury Park’s Parlor Gallery , I knew immediately I didn’t want to sum up her work with my words – so here are hers.

SUMMAIYA JILLANI: FROM PAKISTAN TO PHILADELPHIA

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Pakistani Artist, Summayya Jillani is the second Artist in Residence to collaborate with the HAHA x Paradigm Community Arts Program in Philadelphia.

GRACIE HAGEN : SECRETOMOTOR PHENOMENON

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Chicago based Photographer Gracie Hagen is using her lens to explore the vulnerable side of human emotions in this compelling and intrusive photo series…

KRIS KUKSI – FANTASTIC REALISM

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Kuksi is an architect of worlds imagined and trying to consume the sheer level of detail in his intricate sculptures in one viewing might cause tiny explosions in your brain.

Quotables

When you first see a new picture you are very careful because you may be staring at van Gogh’s ear. — Rene Ricard

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