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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 4

Episode 4 of “Art Ephemera TV,” our short documentary series on Vimeo and and YouTube, is complete. It is about the New Zealand-born artist Susan Te Kahurangi King who lost her speech between the age of four and eight and has spent the last 50+ years creating a compendium of observations, feelings, and imaginary worlds...

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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 3

Apologies to our loyal followers for not posting the below video prior. It is Episode 3 of “Art Ephemera TV” and has been available online for over a year now. Ooops! The video is a seven-minute documentary about the life, art, and process of Matt Marello, a mainstay of this website’s coverage. Check it out and let...

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DISCUSSION: MATT MARELLO

For regular followers of this blog here is something brand new. We the editors (Brian Chidester and Alessandro Keegan) were given first access to artist Matt Marello‘s new series of works, which may or may not comprise his next solo exhibition, but which as of this writing has no firm date established. As such Marello personally...

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FEATURE: ERNESTO PAVONE

I must confess a few things before getting started here. One, I have no idea where Ernesto Pavone lives, other than to say he’s in a family-oriented neighborhood of Brooklyn. No, not one of the ones currently being infested by us young culture vultures (Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights); more the kind where few human beings are seen...

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MICKI PELLERANO

A steady stream of exhibitions, movies, and publications over the past year may suggest an interest in the occult has re-awakened in the collective consciousness. From the groundbreaking “Language of the Birds” at NYU Steinhardt (curated by Pam Gossman) and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s blending of the body with mysticism in “Try to Altar Everything” at...

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ARMITA RAAFAT

Suggesting ruined architecture—perhaps reclaimed by the advance of moss, veiny root systems, and other subsuming devices of nature—the mixed media sculptures of Armita Raafat hint at unsettling narratives and an ambiguity between beauty and entropy. Displayed as both stand-alone pieces and installations, her works combine papier-mâché, plaster, styrofoam, mirrors, mesh, and fabric into what look...

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