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GENESIS P-ORRIDGE

For over fifty years, since h/er earliest explorations of sound and performance with COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been a guiding light in underground art. Crossing through boundaries of body, religion, and life, h/er work culls inspiration from ancient wisdom (e.g. alchemy and shamanism) while pointing to a future of liberation,...

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SUSAN GARDNER

There is art in New York that you won’t find in a gallery or museum. Take the F or G train to the Boerum Hill part of Brooklyn and walk down to 108 Wyckoff Street. There you will find the front of a residential building bejeweled with glittering tiles, beads, buttons, pearlescent garlands and an...

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JENI SPOTA C

Dicey Fabulous Carnival is the new exhibit of paintings by New York-based artist Jeni Spota C., currently at Brennan and Griffin Gallery (Bowery), and it sees her furthering an investigation into magical imagery and generous materiality. Thickly piped with designs of subdued harlequin colors, these paintings evoke banners and Maestà altarpieces, teaming with faces, symbols, and decorative...

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SHAWN ALLEYNE

This past weekend was the fourth annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomberg Center in Harlem, and it seems finally to’ve outgrown its space. Besides half-hour lines around the block just to get in, the aisles in-between the booths were so crammed with onlookers that it was difficult getting near much of the art. Eric...

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RITHIKA MERCHANT

At the center of Rithika Merchant‘s visual language is the issue of natality. Indeed, the umbilical cord is attached to a variety of life sources in her work, though each carrier—from winged goddesses to humanoid females, to the fabled Tree of Life—suggests a pseudo-scientific explanation for why things are the way they are. Merchant is not...

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PANAYOITIS TERZIS

So Comic Arts Brooklyn (formerly Comic Arts Fest) was this past weekend and as usual there is plenty to report. Held the first weekend of each November, in a church on Havemeyer St. in Williamsburg, CAB boasts two floors jam-packed with artists hawking their latest wares. A number of tables stuck out this year, though winner...

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