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ATI MAIER

If you were passing through Times Square last night and saw a strange humanoid wearing a space suit and white orb helmet, riding a live horse (with similar helmet), don’t be too alarmed. The creature inhabiting this mysterious cloak was none other than Ati Maier, a Brooklyn-based artist, and she was shooting her latest art film these last few days....

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FLASHBOOM

Amoebas is an original light installation created by FLASHBOOM for the performance space Friends and Lovers (641 Classon Ave. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn). FLASHBOOM is Sabrina Braswell and Andy Miccolis, whose tagline reads simply: “We create things of light and sound.” They are part of a growing trend in lighting design that blends experimental stagecraft to the...

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WARREN PARKER

Warren Parker‘s work is deceptively modern. He makes watercolors of ballet dancers, bullfighters, and women of the night, lounging in opulent bedrooms. There is a 19th century vibe to all of it, including Parker’s own self-portraits. And yet, these traditional entertainers, in their spectator-like arenas (the stage, the brothel), strike poses that are rife with identity...

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B-REEL NYC

Lighting installations in galleries and museums, as well as 3D light shows at live music events, have brought a bit of the party vibe to contemporary art. Mad Men is finished, but that hasn’t stopped a new wave of pop art (the genre that keeps on giving) from also finding inspiration in the perversely exploitative....

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JOHN O’CONNOR

I’ll just say it right out: John O’Connor is one of my favorite contemporary artists in New York. I haven’t had too many chances to write about his work yet, but hopefully that will change soon. Getting to the point, O’Connor has a few new works in a group show in Soho that opens this Thursday...

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CERN ONE

Before street art began party-crashing the blue chip galleries, Cern (aka CernOne, aka Cernesto) was a local tagger of subway cars and brick walls. His meditative, playful murals still grace walls (and a few regular delivery trucks) around Greenpoint and Williamsburg, the latter where Cern has kept a studio since the late ’90s. Those were...

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