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Channeling Modernist Ghosts and the Death Star

Simon Watson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

And in neighboring spaces are a 17-foot-high black wax-surfaced American flag sculpture that appears to be crashing through the gallery's floor and a poignantly solemn detail image of the riderless horse that led JFK's funeral procession.

Is the Art Show Becoming the Armory Show?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Armory Show is held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City and is perhaps the best advertised and attended art show of the week.

Migrations Real and Ideal: The Cultural Nomads We're Becoming (10 New York Shows in 2013 That Explored Nomadic Terrains)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Few works of art embody the spirit of contemporary nomadism more than the projected Orbit Rosse videoscapes of Grazi Toderi (2009-2013), composed from nocturnal aerial views of glittering cities around the world.

Last Call Interview: Alexandre Singh at the Drawing Center

Chris Vroom | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Chris Vroom

Alexandre Singh was born in 1980 and currently lives in New York. His practice utilizes a wide range of media including drawing, performance and sculpture to explore issues around the mutability of truth and the nature of human consciousness.

Are Prizes and Awards Important to Fine Artists?

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Receiving a Grumbacher medal does not assure a visual artist that a line of patrons will appear at his or her door the next day, or making the cover of People magazine, or being ranked among the top artists of one's time.

Alex Prager: Where We Went From There

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

As art has grown ever more referential and every medium, self-referential -- when there is nary an image that does not lay claim to a legacy of irony that is now generations deep: well: what can possibly come next? Answer: Alex Prager.

Jay Batlle's Best Revenge: An Interview in Five Easy Pieces

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Jay Batlle loves German art, French food, and English women, though not in that order. The 33 year-old artist is currently in fine form -- his work can be seen in a sprawling group show about surfing.

THE SKINNY: 'Swell, Art 1950-2010' At Friedrich Petzel Gallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Metro Pictures, and Nyehaus are pleased to announce the opening of "Swell, Art 1950 - 2010". WHAT: A survey of surf-th...

Culture Zohn: Cindy Sherman Channels the End of an Era

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-11-18-zohnpull.jpg Cindy Sherman, photographer extraordinaire, has always had her incisive gaze focused firmly on herself, yet it has been the self of a thousand faces.