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Trends at Moniker and The Other Art Fair: Ink and Etching

by James Loks
Producing a trend report for The Other Art Fair and Moniker is an almost impossible task given the diversity of the work on display, which is another way to say that there is a really mixed bag in terms of both quality and aspiration.  It might indeed be the best place to pick up some really good quality pictures for relatively little money, but I’ll spill the naked truth and admit that if you’re hoping to find the next big thing and make a million bucks, that isn’t going to happen here. If... [more]
Posted by James Loks on 10/16/15
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The Awkwardness of Averageness: Raymond Pettibon’s American Sickness

by Char Jansen
“I’m not walking down there, there’s a body on the floor,” my friend Shai said. We were coming out of a pizza place that had a gunshot mark in the TV. “Come on, it’s fine. She’s not dead.” As we walked past the disputed human being lying face down in the middle of the stenching sidewalk, she turned on her side and smiled vaguely into the distance with her elderly, meth-lined face. , 2015, Collage and ink on paper Sickness is something you encounter on a daily basis in Los Angeles. Sinking... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 5/26/15
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[VIDEO] Interview with Sibylla Dumke

by The Karte
Sibylla Dumke is showing for the third time in the gallery Cruise&Callas. For some time now her work has been quite intuitive having been inspired by the fragments of nature and products of civilization. At the current solo show she installed a scenario where the opposing elements are combined together. Collected branches are tinted by Japan Ink. Consequently, her objects are captured and held together by black colour. The artist’s 'Mumifying’ has several layers of meaning which are... [more]
Posted by The Karte on 10/22/13
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The Critical Jokester

by Alison Kuo
Humans have a tendency to anthropomorphize the world around us—from pets in sunglasses, and cacti with bulging eyes, to building facades whose mouths swing open. We also like to draw, to represent the world on paper. These impulses are given full energy in James Ulmer’s current show, , though it is hard to tell if he has distilled once complex images into pictograms, or if he has instilled irregular shapes with the diverse personalities of a cast of characters. Seventeen densely populated... [more]
Posted by Alison Kuo on 7/23/13
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Paths of Peace

The Galerie Nathalie Obadia is delighted to be hosting the first personal exhibition by Clara Halter in Brussels. This major show/manifesto, entitled ‘Chemins de Paix’ (‘Paths of Peace’) showcases the full variety of the artist’s work – drawings, engravings, calligraphic variations around the word ‘Peace’ bringing together the two antagonistic poles which have always driven her progress: the militant commitment to humanitarian causes and the solitary drive to explore inner space. Continuing... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 11/26/11
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Oh Line Divine

by Parni Ray
At the core of artist Amina Ahmed’s practice is the basic human desire of mark making. Marks, she concedes in her artistic statement, are her way into a universe attuned to symbolic, ritualistic meaning. For this particular exhibition, ‘The Call,’ currently on at the Seven Art Limited gallery till 3rd December, Ahmed uses a variety of ways to explore the process of mark making, using mediums as varied as charcoal, ink, gum, tempera, paper, light and shadow, all attuned in ways best described as... [more]
Posted by Parni Ray on 11/14/11
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Nik Christensen: The Lower Depths

by Andrea Alessi
The last two books I’ve read, both left in my possession by houseguests, take place in multiple or alternative universes. I don’t typically read books set in magical and science-fictional worlds, so I wasn’t really accustomed to the elaborate world building of, say, China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station. After reading endless pages oozing with analogies and descriptive modifiers, I wished I could just see a picture, or better yet, a five-minute filmic rendition of the fantastic world –... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 10/24/11
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Cigarettes, Hold the Coffee

by Charlie Schultz
The great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges once imagined a library filled with books of every language, written using all possible combinations of words and letters, which added up to a lot of indecipherable texts. Borges called the story “The Library of Babel” and sitting in the reading room of Wang Tiande’s exhibition, 3,720: Recent Works by Wang Tiande, I had the feeling I was in a wing of Borges’ library. A nice wooden table sat in the center of a well-lit, noiseless room. Wooden... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 5/15/11
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Gin Pollock

      Spring is here! And Pollock's show is here to celebrate it. From the simplest drawings to the more complex paintings, Pollock's works are freshly executed and beautifully composed. Full of the unbridled energy of spring. Please join us for our first show of the season.Gin Pollock is an artist of exceptional talent and vitality whose art alternates between works that grapple with the lonely side of human experience, such as “Blue Monday” and “Blue Groom,” and pieces, such as “Long... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/1/11
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Lorna Macintyre

      A Tree of Night, the title of Lorna Macintyre’s show at Galerie Kamm is taken from Truman Capote’s collection of early short stories, characterized by their dark psychological themes and an ornate style of writing. Alluding to the style of these uncanny stories Lorna Macintyre’s works deal with the darker side of nature, both beautiful and threatening at the same time. Including elements of nature like the night, lit up only by the stars, the shadows of trees or the water of the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/10/11
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