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ANOKA FARUQEE

There is a design element to Anoka Faruqee‘s work that makes it easy to mistake for machine-generated art. Not that it matters. (They’re actually handmade.) Her last show in San Francisco saw the artist dub her work “moire” (after the effect created when two or more offset patterns are overlaid). She splits her time between...

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ALEX GREY

I recently came across some more Alex Grey content. This past April, the mystic artist hosted a full moon gathering in at his CoSM (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors) site in Wappingers Falls, NY, where a number of artists and disciples gathered to celebrate the spiritual side of art. Filmmaker Shay Motion set up camera and created the...

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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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ISAAC ABRAMS

Back in 1965, a small gallery on E. 10th Street in Manhattan boasted a group show titled “Psychedelic Art.” A hand-drawn poster declared it: “The first showing of its type anywhere.” The gallery was called CODA and its owner was an artist named Isaac Abrams. That show celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this summer, though time...

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