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Matt Marello

FEATURE: MATT MARELLO

Matt Marello’s last exhibition at Pierogi Gallery was in 2012. I wrote then—in an earlier iteration of this website—that it “feels strangely like walking into a temple built to convert punk-rockers and disillusioned aesthetes from oblivion back to self-discovery.” I tried pitching a review of the show to the Village Voice and Juxtapoz magazine, neither...

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ERIC INKALA

This latest wave of street art continues to impact the mainstream gallery system. Once considered untrained illustrators and outsiders, these so-called “street artists” have proven their ability, time and again, to reduce, abstract, and conceptualize with the same alacrity as anyone else in contemporary art. Eric Inkala is emerging as one of today’s top crossover...

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John J. O'Connor: paintings and drawings.

INTERVIEW: JOHN O’CONNOR

John Jerome O’Connor is known as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, though the mediums often blend into highly-processed, conceptual works which have made him difficult to pin down. Take O’Connor’s Sunspot series, for instance, from his last show at Pierogi Gallery (November 2013). The artist snapped a series of selfies that captured a variety of moods,...

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ANNE PERCOCO

Did you know that, when an organ inside the human body is replaced, the native cells will commix with the non-native part to make the synthesis work fluidly? The prosthetic doesn’t always take, but the point is: nature is resilient and cooperative, even when humans re-direct its course. Local artist Anne Percoco has created a number...

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TOMAS IVES

During the 1920s, Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky was amongst the few still clinging to a spiritual vision of art. All around him, the fascination was with primitivism, science, psychology, and populist ideals. Kandinsky, however, was neither a cubist nor a constructivist, though he ran along-side both with his colorful abstract paintings. Today, spiritualism in the arts...

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FEATURE: FAILE

When Gelett Burgess wrote the famous line, “I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one,” he was practically begging for a dose of reality amidst the onslaught of technology that had blurred the 1890s. That his words have lost little of their power in our present age is no surprise. Most...

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