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A Photographer Captures the Sumptuous Loneliness of American Subcultures

posted on May 12, 2017 in Hyperallergic In his show at Garvey Simon Art Access, Timothy Hursley presents photographic investigations into Southern funeral homes, Mormon sects, and empty brothels. Timothy Hursley, “Joe and Sally Conforte Suite, Mustang Ranch” (1987/1991), dye … Continue reading

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The Inner World of a Man Who Taught Himself How to Draw

in Hyperallergic. March 6, 2017 The show at Kerry Schuss Gallery focuses on the later years of Ray Hamilton’s 14-year art career, the time period that he worked after suffering a serious stroke in 1990. Ray Hamilton, “Untitled” (1990), ballpoint … Continue reading

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Peace and Grief in the Art of US Veterans

Feb 13, 2017 in Hyperallergic The exhibition Not Alone provides access to a complicated and difficult subject matter that intends to open up and bridge dialogue between civilians and those who have served. Installation view, Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between … Continue reading

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The Chameleonic Cate Blanchett Brings 20th-Century Art Manifestos to Life

Dec. 16, 2016 In the 13-screen video installation Manifesto, Cate Blanchett plays sharply different characters while reading polemical 20th-century manifestos. Her transformation is astonishing. Installation of Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto at Park Avenue Armory (photo by James Ewing) I’ve been following … Continue reading

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This is only a Test!!!!

    Hey folks- Have had some trouble with this server and the blog was knocked off-line. So this is a test email. No need to respond ( unless you want to say howdy!) Thanks Melissa

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An Army of Female Power Figures Stands Against Injustice

in Hyperallergic 17, 2016 Vanessa German’s show packs a punch, and is especially powerful in the context of the national politics of the past year. Vanessa German, “The Boxer” (left) and “No Water Cleaner” (right) (all photos by the author … Continue reading

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Dance Till You Drop- New Work by Alex Prager

October 13, 2016 in Hyperallergic Alex Prager, “La Grande Sortie” (2015), six archival pigment prints, single-channel video with color and sound on blue-ray disc and thumbdrive, storyboards dimensions of prints to be determined duration: 10 minutes (image courtesy the artist … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Fantastical Dioramas Fill a Tiny Store Along the Hudson

in Hyperallergic. Sept. 26, 2016 Matthew Pleva, “July 20, 1969” (2009), 13 1/2 x 9 x 91/4 inches, graphite on paper water color, balsa, brass rod, vintage television (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted) KINGSTON, New … Continue reading

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Focusing on Photo Portraits at New York’s Contemporary African Art Fair

May 6, 2016 in Hyperallergic The 2016 edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair opened today at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry’s Subversive and Psychosexual World

in Hyperallergic on April 28, 2016 Grayson Perry, “Sex and Drugs and Earthenware” (1995) (detail), glazed ceramic, 54 x 24.5 cm (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) SYDNEY — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has mounted the … Continue reading

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