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John J. O'Connor: paintings and drawings.

INTERVIEW: JOHN O’CONNOR

John Jerome O’Connor is known as a painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, though the mediums often blend into highly-processed, conceptual works which have made him difficult to pin down. Take O’Connor’s Sunspot series, for instance, from his last show at Pierogi Gallery (November 2013). The artist snapped a series of selfies that captured a variety of moods,...

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BEN SNEAD

At first glance, Ben Snead‘s paintings of fish, frogs, and insects in appealing patterns seem readymade for nature trail guides. His specimens are drawn with the kind of exact hand known to early biology textbooks in the pre-camera era. Snead quickly moves beyond them, however. His patterns recall similar sketches done by M.C. Escher some seventy...

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JACK KIRBY

The late Jack Kirby (1917-1994) remains, in my estimation, one of the true 20th century visionaries to come out of New York City. To comic book cultists and illustrators alike, Kirby is the medium’s doyen. To the larger art world, however, his work is mostly unassessed. His many comebacks also rivaled that of Frank Sinatra....

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BRIAN WOOD

There are two contemporary artists named Brian Wood (maybe more), whose work could not be more different. And while this blog regularly covers comic book illustrators, the Brian Wood of interest here is the abstract painter, currently living and working in NYC. He is originally from Saskatchewan and claims his childhood amidst the harsh weather of...

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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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ERIK PARKER

NYC’s Erik Parker is a master stylist. In recent years, the artist’s work has become blue chip: his prints now sell through Pace Gallery, one of the biggies in New York and on the international scene. Yet part of Parker’s crossover appeal is the way he marries outsider styles (graffiti, illustration, art brut) with traditional fine art...

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