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MYZTICO CAMPO

As if any further evidence of our failed institutions were needed, the presidential debate of two weeks ago summarily closed that case. What now? If you’re a self-taught artist, born in Cuba, raised near Times Square, living currently in Brooklyn, with a taste for the visionary, for hallucinogenic drugs and conspiracy theory, then you paint...

By: Brian
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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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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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ERIC INKALA

This latest wave of street art continues to impact the mainstream gallery system. Once considered untrained illustrators and outsiders, these so-called “street artists” have proven their ability, time and again, to reduce, abstract, and conceptualize with the same alacrity as anyone else in contemporary art. Eric Inkala is emerging as one of today’s top crossover...

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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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