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INTERVIEW: WEIRD LUKE

Luke Reich, aka Weird Luke, is into provocation. The 22-year-old Gowanus native has a special interest in toxic waste, having been situated so close to a river full of it since childhood and all. Perhaps he saw real-life versions of the Man-Thing or Toxic Avenger trudging around in dark corners growing up. Or maybe they were...

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TOM BURCKHARDT

In honor of this week’s Art Book Fair at MOMA PS1, I thought I’d direct your attention to an artist who has done paintings on discarded book covers. A whole series, in fact. His name is Tom Burckhardt and my favorite of his is titled The Church at Home (see below). The painting transforms an old book...

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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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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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ABIGAIL DEVILLE

For art lovers in NYC, there’s been good reason to make the trek up to the South Bronx lately. This past weekend, activism central—aka Brook Park—hosted an art show on Saturday and an Indigenous Peoples fest Sunday, each boasting a coterie of up and coming talent. This Wednesday, Wall Works in the Mott Haven neighborhood will...

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