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Anagnorisis Picks | February

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 in Anagnorisis Picks, Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

Anagnorisis Picks  |  February

Yikes – it’s almost February.  What happened to the first month of 2011?!  Lots of snow and cold is what happened.   Please don’t hide away in your homes during this weather – come out to see art! Besides our own opening reception for James Moore’s Rebirth Control on Friday, February 4th at the White Rabbit, there are a couple notable shows you should most definitely attend.  I’ve already recently posted about Bill Viola at the newly renovated Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and the closing party...

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Anagnorisis Picks | Time is the Enemy

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

Philadelphia is most definitely one of my favorite cities with its old buildings and art-centric culture.  In December, before the holidays took a tight hold of my brain, I took a trip down to the city to visit what will likely be the Toothless Cat Gallery’s last exhibit.  If this rumor is true, this show was quite a way to go out with a bang.  The work of Jeremy Hush (who will be exhibiting at the White Rabbit in March) and JoKa made for an interesting juxtaposition.  The artwork of the two artists surprisingly fits very well...

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Anagnorisis Picks | Bill Viola’s Existential Video Game

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Art On View, Art Shows, Artist Spotlight | 2 comments

I remember being completely floored by the power of Bill Viola‘s work when I saw Bill Viola: A 25-Year Survey at the Whitney Museum of Art back in 1997. I’d not before seen video art used in this sophisticated, meditative way.   The beauty of his work kept me enthralled while his concepts filled my brain.  His use of color, composition and lighting as well as strong use of symbol is classical; they are age-old tools applied to a medium unknown before this century in a way other video artists rarely employ, or don’t make...

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Marci Washington / Painter / 2007-2010

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

held4ransom: Marci Washington / Painter / 2007-2010 Today Tiny Showcase is offering a limited edition, affordable print by Marci Washington. Only 100 will be available. They will be released at 7:30pm EST. I am certain they will sell out quickly. Do not tarri. Read More Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+...

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Technology Collides with Nature in Rebirth Control

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Art Shows, White Rabbit | 0 comments

One major motif that I often run across in artists’ work is the mixing of man with animal.  Caitlin Hackett, Alex Passapera and Jeremy Hush are among those artists with whom Anagnorisis has worked who frequently explore instinct, environmental concerns, scientific exploration and spirituality through combinations of or intimate interaction between man and beast. James Moore, who will be exhibiting a new set of works in February at the White Rabbit, is yet another artist whose current work explores yet another facet of this animal/human...

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Check out Stacey Ransom’s post on Heather Gargon!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

held4ransom: Heather Gargon / Puppeteer, Installation Artist, Illustrator / 2010 Gargon’s vast assortment of works include melancholy illustrations, youthfully designed puppets and cleverly imagineered installations. Her whimsical creatures could easily be understood by any child’s open mind, but Gargon is on a relentless mission to reach the youthful heart that beats in every adult. Read More Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in...

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Check out Stacey Ransom’s post on Heather Gargon!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

held4ransom: Heather Gargon / Puppeteer, Installation Artist, Illustrator / 2010 Gargon’s vast assortment of works include melancholy illustrations, youthfully designed puppets and cleverly imagineered installations. Her whimsical creatures could easily be understood by any child’s open mind, but Gargon is on a relentless mission to reach the youthful heart that beats in every adult. Read More Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

held4ransom: Buddy Nestor / 2010 Nestor’s series of paintings titled “Every Girl Goes to Hell” are brazen evocations of the roiling darkness within his subjects. Their superficial personas are fearlessly striped away as he beckons their deepest sorrows, dread and malcontent to pour forth. Read More New interview with Buddy Nestor on Ransom Notes. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

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Anagnorisis Fine Arts Presents ‘Perepeteia I’ a Group Exhibition

Posted by on Jan 2, 2011 in Art Shows, White Rabbit | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is proud to invite you to our first group exhibit of White Rabbit artists. For your viewing pleasure, we will have artwork by: Yuri Leonov, Molly Bosley, Jeff Faerber, CJ Stahl, Buddy Nestor, Jeremy Hush, Dana Bunker, Dave Tree, James Moore, Tun Myaing, Heather Gargon, Caitlin Hackett, Adam Doyle and Francesco D’isa Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 7, 7-10pm, at the White Rabbit (145 East Houston Street).  We would love for you to RSVP, but it’s not necessary. Many of the artists will be...

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The War of Art (Transquoted by Carrie Ann Baade)

Posted by on Jan 1, 2011 in regular | 0 comments

“The war of art is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected” Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new windo

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