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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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GARY PETERSEN

Gary Petersen is originally from Staten Island, has a studio now in Bushwick, and lives full-time in Hoboken, NJ. Yet the artist’s statement on his homepage states an interest in forging a “California/pop sensibility.” He’s done it. A few new works recently showed at the Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Gallery‘s “Survey of Brooklyn Art” in Scarsdale,...

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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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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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RODRIGUEZ CALERO

The idea of a gallery-based artist making saints and martyrs of recent hip-hop artists feels almost anachronistic these days. Walk into any t-shirt or poster emporium from here to the Wildwood Boardwalk and you’re sure to find a whole host of sanctimonious portraits of 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, and Bob Marley. Why then should we care about Rodriguez Calero‘s “Urban Martyrs...

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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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