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New Technologies Don't Always Mean Interesting Painting

by Noah Dillon
New technology can be genuinely disruptive. The same week the group show “Xstraction” opened at The Hole Gallery, a company called Defense Distributed published digital blueprints for a potentially lethal, plastic pistol that could be fabricated at home using a 3D printer. The plans were quickly forced off their website by the US State Department. A 3D printer renders raw materials such as plastic, paper, metal, or other substances into objects, making it possible to manufacture nearly any... [more]
Posted by Noah Dillon on 5/28/13

Double the Stone

by Charlie Schultz
I can imagine the ladies running The Hole had a bit of a chortle over the idea of pairing two sculptors with the same name: Matt Stone and Matthew Stone. Had the work of these two gentlemen not been so damn well-suited the name thing would have been obnoxiously trite. As it happened, each artist mounted a solo show in the gallery: Matt, an American, presented Residuum in the rear room, while the British artist, Matthew, used the main space for Optimism as Cultural Rebellion. Visitors encounter... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 11/20/11
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