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RITHIKA MERCHANT

At the center of Rithika Merchant‘s visual language is the issue of natality. Indeed, the umbilical cord is attached to a variety of life sources in her work, though each carrier—from winged goddesses to humanoid females, to the fabled Tree of Life—suggests a pseudo-scientific explanation for why things are the way they are. Merchant is not...

By: Brian
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DAVID LANTOW

Full disclosure: I am a current grad student at Brooklyn College and David Lantow is an adjunct art instructor there. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never run into him—myself being an art history major—yet there is something distinct about his work that reminds me of other artists associated with the school. (See previous blogs...

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PANAYOITIS TERZIS

So Comic Arts Brooklyn (formerly Comic Arts Fest) was this past weekend and as usual there is plenty to report. Held the first weekend of each November, in a church on Havemeyer St. in Williamsburg, CAB boasts two floors jam-packed with artists hawking their latest wares. A number of tables stuck out this year, though winner...

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INTERVIEW: WEIRD LUKE

Luke Reich, aka Weird Luke, is into provocation. The 22-year-old Gowanus native has a special interest in toxic waste, having been situated so close to a river full of it since childhood and all. Perhaps he saw real-life versions of the Man-Thing or Toxic Avenger trudging around in dark corners growing up. Or maybe they were...

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KATE SHARKEY

Here’s a name that just came across my radar. Actually, I saw Kate’s work while walking through the art department at Brooklyn College and snapped a few cell phone pics that didn’t turn out, because the paintings were behind glass panel (and because I’m not a great photographer). Regardless, the images above and below are...

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ALESSANDRO KEEGAN

From the view of contemporary art, which revolves around movements and historical groupings, Alessandro Keegan‘s seraphitic paintings belong to the past. Read any review on painting or painters these days and it is sure to include some sort of declaimer on the obsolescence of the medium itself. And yet we keep writing about it. Buyers keep...

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