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Art or Not?  
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7/3/15 Posted 7/3/15

Art or Not? When we're doing our weekly rounds of the world's galleries and musuems, we sometimes find ourselves baffled. The press release and the art work often don't seem to add up. And what about those fleeting encounters with the natural beauty that surrounds us, the perfect poetry of a passing moment? Every week, we ask our readers to have some fun with us and tell us, what is art, and what is not? This week, it's a foggy question. #1 A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, the artis... [more]

20150322162836-plat_6 Private and Confidential  
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Mark Stammers at AE Contemporary Art Gallery > London
June 27th - July 11th
Posted 6/30/15

This exhibition is called Private and Confidential, the pieces are beautifully framed prints, that vibrate with luminous colour and luscious brush strokes, these seductive effects give a warm and enticing atmosphere to the imagery, but underneath is a certain and sudden shock as the mind realises the figurative imagery that challenges the imagination and beckons satire and paradox, and the cartoon, these seem to rent through the surface of appearances.....perhaps to comfort the knowing viewer wi... [more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Round 4 of the ArtSlant Prize Now Open!  
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6/29/15 Posted 6/29/15

Image: Round 3 Juried Winner, Devon Reiffer, Boy in Heels, 2014, Charcoal and Gesso on Unstretched Canvas, 96 x 72 inches Round 4 is accepting submissions until July 24th! Submit your work today to enter the ArtSlant Prize 2015 competition. Up for grabs are great exposure, exhibition and sales opportunities including inclusion in our brand new Amazon Art Sales Platform—not to mention cash prizes for selected ArtSlant Prize winners. See below for all the details. Check ou... [more]

20150627184255-helen_invite2-1 KLOMPCHING GALLERY RE-OPENING WITH HELEN SEAR  
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at KLOMPCHING GALLERY > New York
June 17th - July 2nd
Posted 6/27/15

NEW YORK PHOTO DIARY, JUNE 24 2015 - Catherine Troiano Last Wednesday, Klompching Gallery re-opened in their new location at 89 Water Street, DUMBO. The gallery has been located in DUMBO since it opened seven years ago, but until recently was one of a number of arts businesses situated on the second floor of 111 Front Street. Two Trees Management, a prominent real estate company in the neighborhood that has been a long-standing proponent of DUMBO arts, enabled the move and Klompching is one of te... [more]

20150627201422-a_secret_art_show_-digital_flyer My southern California Debut ;-)  
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Mike R Baker, Michael Burr, Martin Eggiman, Frankie Greco, JII, Connie DK Lane, Andrew Levine, Emily Maddigan, Noel Madrid, Kenny McBride, Heather McMillen, Katie Philips, Emily Quest, Caprice Spencer Rothe, Anna Schoendorfer, J. Renee Tanner, Lightning Bolt Wonder at Enter Through the Gift Shop > Los Angeles
July 10th - August 28th
Posted 6/27/15

I have been looking for the right space and group of people to share my work with for the last 2 years. I have now found that space and am excited to share a new body of work that includes, the beginning of many new series of works. The planetary series, The Vision Quest series, the Lazer series, new miniature art books and of course some of my classics, Pixel Perfect, Angel Hearts and if time permits perhaps a new mermiad and new ballerina. The clock is ticking - Namaste. [more]

Art or Not?  
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6/26/15 Posted 6/26/15

Art or Not? Do you ever walk into a gallery, and feel like you're missing something? Art can sometimes confuse you. But what does make something art, or not? Is it context, words, or the audience, who says what flies in the gallery? Every week, we ask our readers to stop taking the art world so seriously for a little minute and try and play a game of spot the difference. This week: which of the unusual scenes below is documents a performance exhibited at a Welsh art institute? #1 Staged in the glo... [more]

ArtSlant Prize Round 3 Juried Winners Announced  
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6/23/15 Posted 6/23/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards Congratulations to our Juried Winners! This round's selections courtesy of Catherine Wagley, Edra Soto and Jacqueline Ferrante. Thank you to our jurors and all of the Showcase Winners from Round 3! Round 4 will be opening on Friday, June 26th. Learn more about the ArtSlant Prize Round 3 Juried Winners: ABSTRACT Artist: Jan Christopher-Berkson Title: Two Black Squares With Shapes, 2015 ... [more]

20150528072328-s Will Benedict's Sordid Americana  
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Will Benedict at Bortolami Gallery > New York
June 11th - August 1st
Posted 6/29/15

The thematic centerpiece of Paris-based artist Will Benedict’s solo show at Bortolami is The Bed That Eats, a six-minute animated video with music by Michigan-based noise duo Stare Case. The soundtrack opens with electronic scrawl, an aimless bass melody, and occasional shakes of a maraca. The video, meanwhile, portrays an undressed bed, hyperrealistic and monochromatic, in an empty windowless room. When Stare Case vocalist Nate Young’s voice pierces through the hitherto sparse, inst... [more]

20150703191711-kg-177 City, Garden, Whatever: Kim Gordon and the Search for "New Stuff"  
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Kim Gordon at 303 Gallery > New York
June 4th - July 24th
Posted 6/19/15

"Let me introduce you," sings Kim Gordon on 2002's "Sympathy for the Strawberry," "since you saw my shadow self / living underneath you." What's underneath the artist's new pieces at 303? Humps of rigid canvas painted with unintelligible words and manicured faux-hedges sit on the gallery floor, while a sparkly crumpled canvas or two hangs on each wall. Indeed, all of the objects create shadows; they look as though they're hiding something, the sole representational piece (a close-up photo of th... [more]

20150618164540-immgaine___poesia_volume_2__2015 International artists and poets join together in a work of singular beauty - Review by Mary Gregory  
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Alessandro Actis, gianpiero actis, Alix Arduinna, Ann Bagnall, Helen Bar-Lev, Bebe Barkan, Stanley H. Barkan, Abdelmajid Benjelloun, Marilyne Bertoncini, Huguette Bertrand, Danielle Bigata, Makhlouf Boughareb, Louisa Calio, Doranne Alden Caruana, Lidia Chiarelli, Misako Chida, Mia Barkan Clarke, Cristina Codazza, Mariela Cordero, Marie-Josée Desvignes, Michael Enevoldsen, Katayun Firuzi, Natalie Florio, Astrid Shriqui Garain, Caroline Gill, R. Gopakumar, Adel Gorgy, Fiona Green, Fotini Hamidieli, Thomas Higgins, Marie-Lydie Joffre, Ismo Jokiaho, Peter Thabit Jones, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Kriangkrai Kongkhanun, Marilyse Leroux, Angèle Lux, Donna McGee, Carole Menahem-Lilin, Alejandra Miranda, Caroline Nazareno, Krzysztof Ogonowski, Raffaele Ragone, Stefania Sabatino, André Schreuder, Johnmichael Simon, Marsha Solomon, Antar Terkmani, Nova Kerbeb Testa, Alisa Velaj, Maria Fiorenza Verde, Changming Yuan at Torino, Italy EBook > Worldwide Turin
June 18th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 6/18/15

Immagine & Poesia, an international movement that publishes and exhibits poems paired with visual artworks, has published its second volume of collaborations. President of the movement, Lidia Chiarelli, along with editor of the ebook, Huguette Bertrand, have selected and presented contributions from poets and artists from 27 countries—from Albania to Venezuela. The goal of the work, they state, is to gather creative individuals from all over the world to celebrate together a "love of... [more]

Art or Not?  
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6/18/15 Posted 6/18/15

Art or Not? Art Fairs make for perfect mockery material. This year we've been trawling the art on show in and around Basel and coming across some riotus work, with equally absurd press releases, that all leaves us with belly ache. Can this be for real? Important art is often so confusing... This week: which of the works below was created by an esteemed Swiss artist who represents her country at the Venice Biennale this year, and has artworks currently for sale at Art Basel? #1 For the artist,... [more]

20150617120426-dencity1__1_ The London Festival of Architecture  
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The London Festival of Architecture at Forman's Smokehouse Gallery > London
June 26th - June 29th
Posted 6/17/15

International artist Tom Estes has been invited by curator Rebecca Feiner to act as Honorary Mayor of DEN-City1. Estes describes himself as a “Sci-fi inspired Carnival Sideshow Conceptualist, combining a bare-bones formal conceptualism with an eternally adolescent, DIY comic-prank approach”. Organised with Middlesex University, DEN-City1 is part of The London Festival of Architecture, a month long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice. I’ m sure I... [more]

20150616143753-la_belle_epoque_-_40_x_50 Exclusive Exhibition  
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Robert Madden at Sunset Cinema Gallery > Los Angeles
April 1st - July 1st
Posted 6/16/15

PRLog - April 7, 2015 - LOS ANGELES -- Fine Art Photographer Robert Madden was selected by Sundance Cinemas Gallery of Robert Redford's Sundance Group for an exclusive exhibition at their Sundance Cinema Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The artist’s work was chosen from a group of local artists who submitted their work for consideration to Sundance via an exclusive partnership with StudioVox.Robert Madden’s exhibition entitled "La Belle Epoque" will run from late March through June 2015. Th... [more]

Round 3 Jurors and Showcase Winners Announced  
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6/16/15 Posted 6/16/15

$20,000 in Cash and Exhibition Awards The Round 3 showcase winners have been picked and now it's on to the juried round! Our jurors this round include our ArtSlant Prize 2014 winner, Edra Soto, L.A. Weekly Art Critic, Catherine Wagley and Associate Director of A.I.R. Gallery, Jacqueline Ferrante. They will make their selections this week, the winners of each category will be announced on Monday, June 22nd. Thank you to all who applied! Round 3 Juror Bios Catherine Wagley writes abo... [more]

Under the Radar: Terry Castle | Txema Novelo | Amy Leibrand  
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6/15/15 Posted 6/15/15

Under the Radar ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission — from our magazine to our residency and prize. Every week our editors select the best artist profiles from under the radar. Terry Castle — San Francisco, CA Txema Novelo — Mexico City, Mexico Amy Leibrand — Columbus, OH ... [more]

20150615180037-sfaq-issue-18-803x1024 SFAQ ISSUE 18: Sacred Rock & Roll by Txema Novelo  
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Txema Novelo, Joseph Del Pesco, Pedro Reyes, Santiago Roose, Tercerunquinto at SFAQ > San Francisco
November 13th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 6/15/15

http://sfaq.us/2014/11/issue-18-sfaq/ [more]


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