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Articles, reviews, studio visits and interviews by Samantha Levin:

– 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 window)Click to em

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The Great Tortoise and his Dancing Organs

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in Artist Spotlight | 0 comments

We cannot display this gallery Anagnorisis video artist, Andreco, who showed his work with us back this past summer, recently exhibited his performance installation, The Great Tortoise and his Dancing Organs, in the Piazza Maggiore – the Bologna city center in Italy.  Commissioned by “LA Pillola” Bologna, the 100 square meter turtle, made with recycled PVC and paint, was enhanced by dancers performing as a heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach and intestine, who start a perpetual ritual dance around the big animal after...

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Happy Holidaze!!!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

For the holidays, I thought I’d share with you this animated interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s poem, Nicholas Was, by 39°N.  Poor Santa. Via Coilhouse.     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 window)Click to email this to a friend (

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The Classic Grotesque of Olivier de Sagazan

Posted by on Dec 16, 2010 in Artist Spotlight, Video | 0 comments

Performance artist, painter and sculptor, Olivier de Sagazan is not an artist those interested in the grotesque should miss. 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 window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new

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The Work of Paul Komoda

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Artist Spotlight | 2 comments

Paul Komoda‘s friends over at Artists Proof just posted some of his work and I thought I’d share. For those of you who have not had the privilege of seeing his sketchbook in person, here’s a teaser: While talk about publishing his sketchbook has come up time and time again, the feel of it can never be duplicated.  Paul is constantly changing the drawings, pasting new shapes of paper over segments he wants to change.  To hold its ratty cover and turn its soft worn pages, seeing this original living drawings in your hands,...

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Anagnorisis Picks | December in New York and Philly

Posted by on Dec 5, 2010 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

Jeremy “Hush” Clark | Joka/Hush dual exhibition at The Toothless Cat/Jinxed Gallery I’ve been hoping to visit Philly for a while now. Paul Romano has invited me to his studio a million times and I’ve never actually visited Buddy Nestor‘s (a crying shame!). I don’t think I’ll have an excuse not to go down for this exhibit. Anyone feel like joining me for the trip?  If you can’t make it to Philly this time around, Jeremy is scheduled to exhibit at the White Rabbit in March, 2011.  His work...

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Anagnorisis Picks | Dan Estabrook Lecture

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Art On View | 0 comments

I just received an email from Dan Estabrook regarding an upcoming opportunity to hear him lecture about his artwork in New York City. Estabrook is an esteemed photographer who specializes in old photographic techniques. His work is currently up in Anagnorisis’ Another Roadside Attraction exhibit and he showed with us last year in Philly. This lecture is taking place at 7pm on Tuesday December 7th at The Center for Alternative Photography, in partnership with the International Center of Photography. The CAP is located at 36 East 30...

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Anagnorisis Picks | Travis Louie’s The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Announcements, Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

“You have thin fingers, right? I want you to pose with my pug.”  Travis asked me to hold his dog to provide reference material for a future drawing. A small price to pay for the generous hospitality I received from Travis Louie when I visited him at his studio to see what he was working on for his exhibition The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories opening today (12/2) at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. I was not only able to ogle Louie’s new artwork, but this being a show of collaborative works, also present were contributions...

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Songbirds

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

Thought you might want to see the new works Caitlin Hackett has created.  Her new series of songbird drawings delve into the slow extinction of the creatures in the United States due to the growth of our suburban and urban development. Each work is 9×12″, pencil on paper. We cannot display this gallery 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 i

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Le Salon des Femmes

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Announcements | 1 comment

Every so often the amazing Mzzz Carrie Ann Baade graces New York City with her presence. What brought her here for this most recent October trip was Pam Grossman of the Phantasmaphile blog, and Observatory, the Gowanus go-to place for curio, vanitas, occult, fantastic and wunderkammer. Carrie was here to give a lecture at Observatory on “The Desire to Conceal and Reveal: The Narrative in Art,” wherein she explored artwork by contemporary artists including Julie Heffernan, Kris Kuksi and Barnaby Whitfield amongst others.  More on...

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