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My Friends: The Naked and The Drunk The Portraits of Sienna Reid  
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3/24/16 Posted 3/24/16

by Alison Gates All in all, I found this show, dare I say? Fun. The last time Sienna Reid showed at Collusion Gallery, in August 1997 for her show "My Friends, Naked," I approached the show with fear. The fear turned to respect when I realized that Reid had pulled off a feat of postmodernist dexterity by using one of the oldest painting formats, the nude portrait, to convey a new late-twentieth century kind of honesty and honor. Still, despite the fact that "My Friends, Naked" made... [more]

The Society for Domestic Museology  
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3/24/16 Posted 3/24/16

Imagine you have a daughter. She is a good kid -- almost 20 years old, hasn't ever been in trouble. Her friends, family, teachers, acquaintances all describe her with words like sweet, funny, sporty, loyal, wouldn't hurt a fly -- all things you might find in any high-school yearbook. She is about to embark on her junior year abroad -- an adventure for which she has saved and planned -- to Perugia, Italy, where she wants to study language. After just a few weeks in the country, she is accused... [more]

Here, There and Everywhere: Siera Hyte's Adventures in the Embodied  
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Siera Hyte at Queer Thoughts December 18th, 2015 - January 24th
Posted 3/9/16

Siera Hyte, Installation views of Me and the king, 2015 © Siera Hyte, Courtesy of Queer Thoughts, New York. For a pint-sized, square room, Queer Thoughts’ current Tribeca location doesn’t afford much in terms of spatial twists and turns. That didn’t deter things here; the newly arrived gallery from Chicago kept proceedings quick-witted, and edgy. However, much of that edge had to do with the Siera Hyte, the San Diego-based artist who warmed the space up for its first winter... [more]

ARTFORUM Critics' Pick  
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Luke Murphy at Canada February 20th - March 20th
Posted 3/6/16

http://www.artforum.com/picks/id=58389 [more]

"Picturing The Unsyable" Editor's Choice, - BOMB MAGAZINE  
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Carl E. Hazlewood at Salena Gallery, Long Island University September 29th, 2014 - October 29th, 2014
Posted 3/4/16

Picturing the Unsayable: Carl E. Hazlewood by Patricia Spears Jones From the New York Quotidian series, 2012, pigment print, 15 × 10 inches. Images courtesy of the artist and Skoto Gallery, New York. I met Carl Hazlewood in that most millennial of ways: Facebook. His daily postings of his and other artists’ works intrigued me; I had to “friend” him. What started as an interest in daily musings and pictorial renderings became a full-fledged 3D friendship. But Car... [more]

'DESIRING TO BE DATA FOR OTHERS' - Amanda Turner Pohan at FiveMyles Gallery  
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Carl E. Hazlewood, Amanda Turner Pohan, Joan Snitzer, Hanne Tierney at FiveMyles February 7th 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Posted 3/4/16

'DESIRING TO BE DATA FOR OTHERS' Amanda Turner Pohan at FiveMyles GalleryBy curator: Carl E. Hazlewood for FiveMyles.- Feburary 2016 Installation Pictures: C. E. Hazlewood Amanda Turner Pohan's practice seems a cool and rational one—at first. It is based on precise scientific manipulation of chemistry with additional aural and visual elements. While her installation appears clean, methodical, a presentation organized with minimalist clarity and order, one senses a vague urgency to quantify the un-quantifiable. Vials contain various arcane liquids; vapors and perfumed formulas derive from 'recorded data measured by sensors of the heartbeat of the artist.' Yet, the clinical easily transmutes into the poetic and the personal. The effect is oddly sensual, even erotic as the artist manages an olfactory manipulation that is subtle and evocative. Finally, Pohan's creative processing, packaging, and ordering, conjures a self-portrait that becomes a metaphor for the bodied and disembodied nature of human response. At the entrance to the exhibition stands an ablution station filled with coffee beans and lemons to cleanse the olfactory palette. A freestanding glass shower recirculates a heated and steaming perfumed liquid through its system; hanging on the wall is a four by eight foot sheet of plexiglass with remnants of hair, dust, dirt, and skin from a carpet adhered to it. A parabolic speaker hangs from the ceiling and plays a looped conversation between two women; a collection of glass jars containing the fluid used in the shower is arranged on a shelf. The formula for the perfumed shower is derived from recorded data provided by sensors measuring the heartbeat of the artist. Residue adhering to the plexiglass is from the bedroom rug of Turner Pohan's's deceased mother. An interview between a female doctor and nurse attempting to quantify bodily sensations is looped on a speaker. The fluids in the glass vials will replenish or replace whatever the shower loses as a result of natural evaporation over time. ... [more]

The 6th Marrakech Biennale Thinks Beyond the "New" with a Critical Look at the Present   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/4/16

Usually, art world press conferences avoid politics, but for the opening of the 6th Marrakech Biennale, events like the Syrian refugee crisis were used as a starting point to introduce the exhibition, which kicked off February 23 featuring 50 artists across several venues of the ancient city. “Art brings together people, not tears them apart,” said the Palestinian curator Reem Fadda, who is the Associate Curator of Middle Eastern Art for the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim. In her selection of artis... [more]

Magic & Language: Exhibitions to See During Armory Arts Week   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/2/16

Magic and language share a few essential qualities: they are both transformative in nature, and in the experience of each, information is lost along the way. They are mutually systems of artifice. Words make ideas out of things, an approach to understanding the world around us that often goes unnoticed, just as an unexplained phenomenon creates a distortion, precisely causing it to go noticed, to resonate. Though there is potential to reach each result on similar grounds through different means, the... [more]

Ebony G. Patterson's Un-visible Bodies   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Ebony G. Patterson at Museum of Arts and Design November 10th, 2015 - April 3rd
Posted 3/2/16

Ebony G. Patterson’s first NY solo exhibition, Dead Treez at the Museum of Arts and Design teems with light and shadow, evocations of death and new life, the sacred and the quotidian. The exhibition teems. There are flowers everywhere, carrying with them all the myriad cultural and ritual associations. Overgrown and opulent, Dead Treez connects with viewers through its palpable much-ness. With a surfeit of finely wrought materials the artist creates an affective atmosphere we often associate w... [more]

Dispatches from Immersion: "It's Renegade!"   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Posted 3/2/16

As I was walking through the halls of Moynihan Station, weaving in and out of noir offices, I overheard a reporter repeatedly saying into a flip phone, as if he was relaying the latest from the frontlines, “It’s renegade, renegade!” I chuckled and kept meandering. Maggie Dunlop at SPRING/BREAK SPRING/BREAK is indeed a bit of a renegade. It has and continues to do its own thing, being the only curated fair I am aware of that doesn’t take exhibitor fees, but rather asks for a cut of sales. If... [more]

Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology: Q&A with senior curator Anne Ellegood  
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3/1/16 Posted 3/1/16

Originally published by M Daily Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology is the first, large-scale exhibition to tackle the genres of institutional critique and appropriation. Drawing from the work of 36 artists, each gallery is organized by specific themes (Representation, Politics, Media, America, Language, Interaction, Public Record, Archive) rather than by chronology. It is focused on work produced in America from the late 1970s through the early 1990s (although there is a smatter... [more]

Gorgon on the Gowanus  
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3/1/16 Posted 3/1/16

This is a proposal for a temporary public art installation above the CSO on the south east side of the Carroll Street Bridge along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. The idea is to install a large sculpture of a ancient Roman medusa head over acombined sewage output (CSO) on the canal (the Gowanus is currently a US Superfund cleanup site). The sketch of the idea by the artist and my collaborator Hermann Mejia. The idea is to draw attention to the existence of CSO outputs along the canal and t... [more]

My Ego Goes On Vacation  
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3/1/16 Posted 3/1/16

I encounter a deeper awareness of my ego voice. The voice itself sounds louder, loud enough for me to be able to differentiate it from my higher self aspects, and exaggerated enough so I take notice of it's yearning in a more compassionate and understanding way. The overall sense is that my ego is not me. But. It is me. It is the part of me that is always looking for more. I decide to give my ego more love forever. I go inside to find it. I can see it in plain sight, sitting behind a desk lo... [more]

Show Me the Feeling of Oneness Energy  
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3/1/16 Posted 3/1/16

Before I fall asleep I ask them to show me the feeling of oneness energy. In the morning, I find myself alone. The voices that I usually hear in my head - angels, spirit guides and galactic friends - are not speaking to me. The visions I am used to having of wondrous and colourful light beings are gone. I call out to them, worried and impatient. I demand to know why they have left me to fend for myself. They say the energy of oneness is one voice. It is them within me. It is my voice. ... [more]

Ultraviolet Sun  
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Vanya Balogh, Nathan Birchenough, (BBKP) Nicholas Brown, 
Tom Estes, Sarah Gavin, Craig Kao, Jahan Nazeer, Savvas Papasavva, Riffy Powerz, Barbara Rosenthal, Annabelle Stapleton-Crittenden at WAC Waterloo Action Centre February 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 2/27/16

Greg Sholette describes a “Mockstitution” as a mock institution that is an informally structured art agency that overtly mimics the name and to some degree the function of larger, more established organizational entities. Mockinstitution thrive within the voids left by an increasingly fractured social framework whose coherence is faltering thanks to rampant privatization, economic deregulation, ubiquitous social risk and day-to-day precariousness. Inserting themselves into these dete... [more]

Ultraviolet Sun  
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Vanya Balogh, Nathan Birchenough, (BBKP) Nicholas Brown, 
Tom Estes, Sarah Gavin, Craig Kao, Jahan Nazeer, Savvas Papasavva, Riffy Powerz, Barbara Rosenthal, Annabelle Stapleton-Crittenden at WAC Waterloo Action Centre February 27th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Posted 2/27/16

Greg Sholette describes a “Mockstitution” as a mock institution that is an informally structured art agency that overtly mimics the name and to some degree the function of larger, more established organizational entities. Mockinstitution thrive within the voids left by an increasingly fractured social framework whose coherence is faltering thanks to rampant privatization, economic deregulation, ubiquitous social risk and day-to-day precariousness. Inserting themselves into these d... [more]


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