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KEVIN SAMPSON

The Andrew Edlin Gallery in Chelsea ends its summer with another group show. This one—titled Anthems for the Mother Earth Goddess—feels much bigger than the city’s normal seasonal fare. For one, it’s made up of seven murals created specifically for this show. The artists range from graffitists, to dramatic social commentators, to abstractionists, to outsider...

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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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MATT MARELLO

Multimedia artist Matt Marello is scheduled to take part in a group show titled “Image Is Everything” at the Geoffrey Young Gallery in Barrington, MA early next month and there is nary a link available on the internet. Which means you heard it here first. Marello, along with 11 other artists (including fellow Pierogi mainstay...

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CHRIS UPHUES

Fruit is good for you. Mountains are pretty to look at too. Everyone has a heart and computer screens have personality, depending on how you look at them. Welcome to the anthropomorphic world of Chris Uphues! The artist has had a studio at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn since forever. A September-October exhibition of his work (along...

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MELVIN WAY

I had every intention of writing up Melvin Way‘s new show at the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery on the Lower East Side while it was still up, but that moment has passed. It closed July 19th. May this latent write-up atone where it can. First off, it should be noted that the modern mass...

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GRACE LANG

For many decades, comics, posters, big eye prints, and hot rod art were relegated to the status of ephemeral art. Even worse were those garish deity prints sold in shops hawking cheap Indian and Nepalese wares. No more. Grace Lang joins the ever-increasing parade of low-brow artists interested in such kitsch as a valid form of...

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