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LORENZO DE LOS ANGELES

Lorenzo De Los Angeles’ vision is straight out of the cabinets of curiosities of the sixteenth century. As with those cabinets—filled to the ceiling by sculpted shells, taxidermy animals, and precious stones intricately carved with allegorical scenes—De Los Angeles interweaves nature and art in delicately-rendered colored pencil drawings and strange sculpture objects. I was awed...

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MATT MARELLO

In Roman mythology, the labyrinth is the stage on which a man of destiny proves his worth, and in so doing changes his life. Matt Marello’s art—an expression of his own labyrinthine journey—acknowledges the personal evolution, but questions the destiny part. Are we really going somewhere specific? I first met Marello in 2012, having seen his...

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JARED DEERY

When Blake wrote “To see a World in a Grain of Sand/And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,” he could have been describing the work of Brooklyn-based painter Jared Deery, whose cosmic floral still lives deploy a simple, direct approach to challenge the head-scratching world of contemporary art. Indeed, there’s a temptation to lace one’s work these...

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ELIZABETH INSOGNA

Brooklyn-based artist Elizabeth Insogna paints a world of goddesses and chimerical spirits set in vibrantly-colored natural landscapes and misty realms between dreaming and waking. She does so by making full use of water-based mediums (often ink, watercolor, and acrylic), applying the colors in thin, transparent washes. Hues of crimson, gold, turquoise, and cerulean blue glow...

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CLARENCE HAUSE

Full disclosure: Clarence Hause and I are in an Art History class together at Brooklyn College this semester and I, the historian, was assigned to create/present a talk about he, the artist (also Master of Fine Arts candidate). Before getting too deep into the presentation, we both thought it best if I wrote up a simple review...

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SUSAN GARDNER

There is art in New York that you won’t find in a gallery or museum. Take the F or G train to the Boerum Hill part of Brooklyn and walk down to 108 Wyckoff Street. There you will find the front of a residential building bejeweled with glittering tiles, beads, buttons, pearlescent garlands and an...

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