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JEN HITCHINGS

The din of partisan rhetoric being what it is, the one thing everyone seems to agree on these days is that the system works for a privileged few, to the exclusion of everyone else. Whether a new exhibition by artist Jen Hitchings, titled “Cry Me a River” (at the MEN Gallery in Chinatown), deals directly with this...

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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 4

Episode 4 of “Art Ephemera TV,” our short documentary series on Vimeo and and YouTube, is complete. It is about the New Zealand-born artist Susan Te Kahurangi King who lost her speech between the age of four and eight and has spent the last 50+ years creating a compendium of observations, feelings, and imaginary worlds...

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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 3

Apologies to our loyal followers for not posting the below video prior. It is Episode 3 of “Art Ephemera TV” and has been available online for over a year now. Ooops! The video is a seven-minute documentary about the life, art, and process of Matt Marello, a mainstay of this website’s coverage. Check it out and let...

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JOSEP BAQUÉ

While even the most rigid art critic would have to concede the role of the beholder in matters of taste, rarely has a body of work addressed this concept so directly as that of Josep Baqué’s oeuvre. Comprised of 1,500 numbered illustrations of imaginary creatures, the Catalonian artist (1895-1967) assembled them in a bound bestiary sometime before...

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ANABEL LEINER

The SCOPE NYC Art Fair ended this past weekend and despite grabbing every flyer and press booklet (not to mention a thorough scouring of its entire website) I’ve still no clue why it is spelled all-caps. One assumes it is some sort of acronym, but what? (Serious Connoisseurs Of Personal Effort?) We critics always manage to find...

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DISCUSSION: MATT MARELLO

For regular followers of this blog here is something brand new. We the editors (Brian Chidester and Alessandro Keegan) were given first access to artist Matt Marello‘s new series of works, which may or may not comprise his next solo exhibition, but which as of this writing has no firm date established. As such Marello personally...

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