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ART EPHEMERA TV: EPISODE 2

The latest episode of Art Ephemera TV was posted today on YouTube (see above). It focuses on artist Claudia Rey (aka Rey-Zorro), whom we covered with a blog here. If you like what you see, share it, like it, leave us comments. It’s how the series keeps going. (Brian Chidester)

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FEATURE: ATI MAIER

A few months back an unexpected text popped up on my phone when the German-born artist Ati Maier invited me to her studio near the East River in Greenpoint to view a newly-finished painting—an abstract landscape titled Entre-Temps. Maier was set to leave for Munich in the morning with plans to hand-deliver the approx. 60”x48” artwork to its...

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DAVID OSTOW

Brooklyn-based illustrator David Ostow is a man out of place. In his Huffington Post bio, which the artist sometimes contributes to, he refers to himself as someone who “just doesn’t get it… is totally lost.” That sense of displacement is both political and existential in Ostow’s work, which goes a long way towards explaining his mix of Harvey Pekar’s...

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JEN HITCHINGS

It’s a little last-minute, but there’s a group show tonight called MIXTAPE 2 that opens at Michael David’s studio in Bushwick, which features a few works by an artist that just came across my radar: Jen Hitchings. Some may know her as the manager of Pierogi Gallery on N. 9th in Williamsburg, which is where I’ve seen Hitchings many times...

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MARK A. REYNOLDS

Mark Reynolds is not a New Yorker in any domestic sense of the word. He holds tenure as a geometry and philosophy professor at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also makes art and shows in a number of galleries on the two U.S. coasts. His first show in Brooklyn—at the Pierogi...

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ALEX GREY

For those inclined to the more mystical side of contemporary art, there is perhaps no bigger name than Alex Grey. His mix of new-age design, ancient iconography, op-art, and fractal imaging has made Grey the avatar of an anarcho-spiritualist movement that includes other visionaries like Paul Laffoley and Jonathan Marshall, to name but a few. Grey’s...

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