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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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CHRISTIAN MARCLAY

Christian Marclay is a collector. For over four decades now, the California native has used his personal collection of damaged junk to bridge the gap between sound art, assemblage, video, and performance. His latest show—opening at the Paula Cooper Gallery next week—may be Marclay’s loudest yet. The artist is best known for shows in the 1980s...

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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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MARJORIE CAMERON

First off: Marjorie Cameron is not a contemporary artist; she died in 1995. Secondly, she’s not a New Yorker, which would normally exclude her from appearing on this blog, which covers contemporary NYC artists, but a retrospective of Cameron’s work—opening next week at Deitch Projects in Lower Manhattan—is worth mentioning for several reasons. (1) She...

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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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ALISON SILVA

The Queens-born artist Alison Silva has a new website. Minor news perhaps, but for those of us who love her fairy tale paintings, it’s a chance to see more of them, at least over the internet. Silva is a self-taught artist whose early paintings bore distinct characteristics of outsider and folk art, with highly personal,...

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