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TOM BURCKHARDT

In honor of this week’s Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, I thought I’d direct your attention to an artist who has done paintings on discarded book covers. A whole series, in fact. His name is Tom Burckhardt and my favorite of his is titled The Church at Home (see below). The painting transforms an old book...

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JASON LEINWAND

The current resurgence of psychedelic art in America should give some indication of the socio-political climate these days. In short: there seems no good news for the sobriety of centrism anymore; the left leans ever further left in counter-balance to the extremism on the right. Pop culture remains the reductive index of it all. Jason Leinwand‘s work lands...

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FEATURE: GEORGE COCHRANE

It should surprise no one when an artist tries to capture lightening in a bottle. NYC artist George Cochrane sure can’t help himself. The Buddha once taught that the mind is as restless as a monkey. “Who you are,” said the great sage, “and what you think of as your ‘self’ is constantly changing—like a...

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FRANK MAGNOTTA

If you’ve been a follower of this site for a while now, you probably noticed that we like objects. It’s not that there’s a general aversion to conceptual, performance, or installation art here (as we’ve actually covered a few in recent months); more just that paintings, illustrations, sculptures, et al, look better on the internet....

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GARY PETERSEN

Gary Petersen is originally from Staten Island, has a studio now in Bushwick, and lives full-time in Hoboken, NJ. Yet the artist’s statement on his homepage states an interest in forging a “California/pop sensibility.” He’s done it. A few new works recently showed at the Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Gallery‘s “Survey of Brooklyn Art” in Scarsdale,...

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MARIA HOEY

Coin-Op is the nom de plume of sibling illustration team Maria and Peter Hoey. She lives in Brooklyn, he lives in Northern California. They do illustrations and graphic design work for a number of small and large companies, though the aesthetic is uniformly consistent from project to project. That style is referable to the Hoeys’ sleek, architectural, midcentury...

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