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ALEXIS PALMER KARL

Let’s be frank about one thing up front: magic, wicca, witchcraft, occultism… it’s all pretty domesticated at this point. Like those who make homemade jelly, or handcrafted bread, or soy candles or pickles, there is no shortage of sensitive, think-outside-the-box individuals living in cities and college towns who also make crystal jewelry, oracle bowls, and bottled...

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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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John J. O'Connor: paintings and drawings.

INTERVIEW: JOHN O’CONNOR

John Jerome O’Connor is known as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, though the mediums often blend into highly-processed, conceptual works which have made him difficult to pin down. Take O’Connor’s Sunspot series, for instance, from his last show at Pierogi Gallery (November 2013). The artist snapped a series of selfies that captured a variety of moods,...

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KIRSTEN HIVELY

Handmade signage, storefront windows, and the informal design of local mom-and-pop emporiums have been elevated to the aesthetic for decades now. Robert Frank’s landmark photo series The Americans (1958) was as much about vernacular architecture as it was the people who owned and frequented it in the postwar years. Simply put: signs tell stories. Far...

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ANNE PERCOCO

Did you know that, when an organ inside the human body is replaced, the native cells will commix with the non-native part to make the synthesis work fluidly? The prosthetic doesn’t always take, but the point is: nature is resilient and cooperative, even when humans re-direct its course. Local artist Anne Percoco has created a number...

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