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    Lenore Malen

    Saturday, September 12, 2015

    New York City, Central Park. Four animals, a horse, a goat, a lion and perhaps a Dalmatian, make their way as a team, seeming to rappel without ropes, across a rocky outcrop of 450 million year old schist rock. The blocking of the figures evokes the dance of death scene from Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. […]

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    Joyce Kozloff

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Joyce Kozloff, one of the founders of the feminist art movement of the 1970’s, and a leader in the Pattern and Decoration movement, has had a long and distinguished career, both  in gallery and museum exhibitions and in commissions of public art.  Since the early 1990’s she has employed maps and mapping as a format […]

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    J. Fiber

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    J. Fiber is a collaborative drawing project of the painters Jane Fine and James Esber. Although they occasionally made drawings together for over 20 years, J. Fiber was not hatched as a serious project until 2007. Question: You describe your collaboration  as a “struggle between two sides of the self.”  How does that particular struggle […]

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    Nene Humphrey

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Question: Your work is engaged with a number of different media. You have integrated conversations with neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux into performances using word syllables and breathing patterns. In collaboration with Roberto C. Lange you have worked with choral groups and video projections. how are dreams important to the development of your work? Answer: I’ve always […]

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    Andrea Belag

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Question: On why I am not a gestural painter, or, am I? Answer: A gesture is one because it represents something, because it is concerned with a meaning. GESTURES, Vilem Flusser, Univerity of Minnesota Press, 2014, p 4 In my experience everything visible in an abstract painting establishes meaning within the context of the painting. […]

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    Heide Fasnacht

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Heide Fasnacht has shown an abiding interest in states of instability. These concepts have been explored through drawings, large-scale sculptures, photo-based work, and prints. The aftereffects of historical occurrences (iconoclasm), risk economics (implosions) and geological processes (earthquakes & implosions) are revealed in fracturing and damage.  Deforming and reforming reveals fissures: damage and contortions on the […]

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    Kathy Grove

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Question: For many of us who have followed your photography over the years, the retouched images from the late 80s/early 90s are your most iconic work.  Your fans have not had many opportunities to see much of your new work.  How does your retouched photography from that feminist/appropriated period impact or inform your current work?  […]

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    Laurie Fendrich

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Question: I would like someone to ask me why, in an art world that loves fashion, entertainment and spectacle, and in an age that loves movies and social media, I keep on painting small abstract paintings. A lot of your paintings suggest cartoon animal shapes. Could you talk about this? Answer: Although I don’t aim to […]

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    Tim Spelios

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Tim Spelios is a Ridgewood, Queens based artist and musician. In addition to his collage and sculpture work, he has performed extensively as a member of numerous bands and collectives. He founded Flipside gallery with Caroline Cox. Question: Your studio work ranges from collage to sculpture.  You have also worked as a professional musician and […]

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    Tom Burckhardt

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Tom Burckhardt is known for exploring the artistic process and subverting the boundary between representation and abstraction. Noting his avoidance of painting on canvas (preferring to use book-pages and molded plastic) and traditional art materials for his sculptures, critic John Yuan described Burckhardt’s aim as to “destabilize the grand tradition of painting and sculpture while […]

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    David Webster

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    David Webster is painter and sculptor whose work has been shown internationally, must recently at the Centre Pompidou.  His art is in major collections, including the Museum of Modern Art.  In addition, he was actively involved with the Guerlain Foundation for many years, both curating shows  and advising on purchases of work,  many of which […]

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    Rico Gatson

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Rico Gatson is an object maker inspired by Conceptualism and Performance Art who utilizes a variety of media; painting, sculpture, video and installation.  He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Question: You work in a wide variety of media to generate art of immense visual appeal that lead viewers to confrontations with complex and […]

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    Kate Gilmore

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Kate Gilmore is known for her physically demanding and darkly humorous videos that explore themes of the outsider experience, female identity, displacement, desire, and defeat. Gilmore is the sole protagonist in her performance-based videos, which often involve the artist subjecting herself to daunting and uncomfortable tasks. In Star Bright, Star Might, the artist attempts to […]

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Grave Videos

Ellen Lanyon

Remembering Ellen Lanyon

Remembering Ellen Lanyon  This compilation of words and pictures builds on the memorials, the receptions and conversations among friends following the passing of Ellen Lanyon.  Deeply missed and hard to forget for the lives that she touched, we intend this document to be open for continued remembering and appreciation.  She was magic.  We were anticipating […]

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Matt Freedman

Matt Freedman is a sculptor, performer, writer and curator. He has exhibited with Valentine Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, vertexlist, Flipside, Fivemyles, The SculptureCenter and Long Island University. Venues of performances include PS 1 MOMA, The Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn Academy of Music at Fivemyles, Galapagos Performance Space. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania […]

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Jackie Ferrara

Full interview interview with Jackie Ferrara in her studio in July of 2012 with Andrea Blum.

Jackie Ferrara (born 17 November 1929, Detroit) is an American sculptor best known for her pyramidal stacked structures. Her work is in the collection of the MOMA, the LACMA, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and the Phillips Collection, among others. Go to http://www.jackieferrara.com/

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Hands are well known for picking noses and pockets, giving fingers, reaching across oceans and the like. In the 1960s some were making peace signs. In 1968 one of Richard Serra’s was catching lead. It takes a little help from the title to grasp (sorry) what is actually happening. Off screen someone is dropping or […]

photo Anouk Wouters

Utopia in Red Light District

W139 was the venue for Now Babylon, a site-specific show that researched the topic of Utopia.  The exhibition was curated and produced by New Sculpture Department (NSD), who invited ten more artists to join them for the occasion.* The title is derived from New Babylon, the Utopian project from the 1950s of Dutch artist Constant. […]

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Aernout Mik Videos

Mud, silence, soft violence Groupdynamical and art-critical aspects in Aernout Mik’s video-installations by Arnout ter Haar & Dineke Blom Introduction How do people behave in large groups? Are we as individuals still capable of intervening in the ordering of our society or is apathy ruling in Western society? These are questions that arise when visiting […]

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Supports / Surfaces by Nick Van Zanten

The French Supports/Surfaces painters of the 1970’s have been woefully overlooked in America, which is especially remarkable given how many young abstract painters seem to be following in their footsteps today. The appropriately named Supports/Surfaces at Canada on Broome St through July 20 aims to fix this. Works hang from the ceiling and sit on […]

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