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ATI MAIER

Ati Maier is one of the favorite artists of this website as seen by glowing reviews here and here. Her work skirts the line between the liberal (bourgeois) arts and the conspiracy-filled world of subculture by virtue of its mix of action-painting technique and an openness to the mysteries which lie beyond the purview of...

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JEN HITCHINGS

The din of partisan rhetoric being what it is these days, the one thing everyone seems to be able to agree on 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...

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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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