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FRANK MAGNOTTA

If you’ve been a follower of this site for a while now, you probably noticed that we like objects. It’s not that there’s a general aversion to conceptual, performance, or installation art here (as we’ve actually covered a few in recent months); more just that paintings, illustrations, sculptures, et al, look better on the internet....

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ALISON SILVA

The Queens-born artist Alison Silva has a new website. Minor news perhaps, but for those of us who love her fairy tale paintings, it’s a chance to see more of them, at least over the internet. Silva is a self-taught artist whose early paintings bore distinct characteristics of outsider and folk art, with highly personal,...

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GARY PETERSEN

Gary Petersen is originally from Staten Island, has a studio now in Bushwick, and lives full-time in Hoboken, NJ. Yet the artist’s statement on his homepage states an interest in forging a “California/pop sensibility.” He’s done it. A few new works recently showed at the Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Gallery‘s “Survey of Brooklyn Art” in Scarsdale,...

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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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YEFENG WANG

Despite the ubiquity of General Tso’s Chicken in America and the fact that 99% of U.S. store-bought goods are manufactured in China, there remain vast differences between the two cultures. Chinese-born artist Yefeng Wang (aka “Frank”) has been in America (NYC to be exact) for several years now and his art often employs images that work through these...

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MARIA HOEY

Coin-Op is the nom de plume of sibling illustration team Maria and Peter Hoey. She lives in Brooklyn, he lives in Northern California. They do illustrations and graphic design work for a number of small and large companies, though the aesthetic is uniformly consistent from project to project. That style is referable to the Hoeys’ sleek, architectural, midcentury...

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