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Elana Rubinfeld

20070705_cheesesteak_300 Poppy's   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/30/08

  Poppy's Terminal Restaurant329 Tenth Avenue (@ 29th Street)New York, NY 10001 212-695-6935  A proletarian diner known for keepin' it real (if you consider wood-paneling, mounted deer heads, and Wayne Gretzky posters real) since 1981, Poppy's is gritty New York heaven, deep fried, and served in an aluminum to-go container 24 hours a day.      [more]

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Marc Yankus at ClampArt November 29th, 2008 - January 3rd, 2009
Posted 11/30/08

In keeping with the theme of holiday escapes, Mark Yankus's second exhibition of pigment prints at ClampArt should be classified as more of a staycation. If you live in a city with big buildings then you can even recreate them yourself. Here's how: wait for a rainy afternoon, or a clear day at dusk, go outside, look at a building, preferably with traffic going by, and squint your eyes so that everything – changes.  That captured point of change is heightened by Yankus' ability to manipulate his photographic i... [more]

Es_langweilige_widerspiegelung_2008_oil_on_canvas_23_5-8_x_3 For Your Pleasure   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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As Above Is So Below at Elizabeth Dee Gallery November 29th, 2008 - January 10th, 2009
Posted 11/30/08

Elizabeth Dee knows exactly what you want this holiday season – something that makes you temporarily forget all the hullabaloo of the outside world, providing a quiet spiritual escape. Something pure and dreamy. This very magical something can be found in the paintings and video work of Erik Schmidt. The Berlin-based artist chooses for subject matter the landscapes of the Ella Valley, situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Schmidt paints with a loose and expressive, wild control. Juicy, thick piles of paint are pushed a... [more]

Interview with Chris Ballantyne  
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9/14/08

Elana Rubinfeld talks with Chris Ballantyne, the San Francisco transplant whose exhibition Everything means something and nothing is what it seems to be is currently on view at Hosfelt Gallery. Elana Rubinfeld: What do you think is the common thread running through your new work that is now  on view at Hosfelt Gallery? Chris Ballantyne: Right now landscape is the foremost thing in my work and naturally in this exhibit, in large part from my own experience growing up in america. Many of the p... [more]

Interview with Dona Nelson  
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5/18/08

New York - Don't give Dona Nelson a razor blade. She might turn it against her own paintings, and that wouldn't be good for business. Nelson's paintings can not be easily classified. Her approach is a constant exploration of her medium - fearlesly pushing paint in ways that would make a mom blush. ArtSlant's writer, Elana Rubinfeld, recently had the opportunity to interview Dona about her current show at the Thomas Erben Gallery (on view from April 24 - May 31, 2008). They spoke about how artists shouldn't talk about their work, an... [more]

Courtsquare Court Square DIner   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 5/4/08

Located in between PS1 and SculptureCenter and open 24/7, Court Square Diner is a local favorite of moms and pops, artists, and museum curators and interns alike. Take in the view of neighborhood graffiti and the fine court house while absorbed in your tuna melt. Court Square Diner4530 23rd StreetLong Island City, NY 11101(718) 392-1222 [more]

Socrates1 Wasted and Wanted at Socrates Sculpture Park   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Jonathan Allen, Tony Feher, Lars Fisk, Miwa Koisumi, Rainy Lehrman, Carole Frances Lung, Julian Montague, Jade Townsend and Michael Petersen, The Canary Project, Macrae Semans, Aystin Shull, Courtney Smith, Shinique Smith, Paul Villinski, Letha Wilson at Socrates Sculpture Park May 4th, 2008 - August 3rd, 2008
Posted 5/4/08

Waste Not, Want Not is a group exhibition themed around the interpretations and responses to the motivations, goals, realities, politics, and practices of recycling. Curated by Robyn Donohue with Alyson Baker and Marichris Ty, the exhibition addresses the creative transformat... [more]

Portnoy1 Michael Portnoy's Casino Royale   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michael Portnoy at Sculpture Center May 4th, 2008 - July 28th, 2008
Posted 5/4/08

  Casino Ilinx, Michael Portnoy’s solo show at SculptureCenter, consists of cryptic gambling tables and related sculptures that delve into gambling’s roots in divination and ritual. Although there are elements of a traditional casino on hand, - i.e. bouncers, croupiers, and players - nothing is as it seems. Upon ... [more]

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