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

On the Value of Utilizing a Goose

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Announcements, Art Critiques, Art Shows | 0 comments

Please join us and Observatory‘s Phantasmaphile this Saturday, November 20th, 5-7pm for a discussion on the grotesque in art with Dr. Nancy Hightower.  In addition to chatting about the amazing work on the walls at the ISE Cultural Foundation, Nancy will have other works to present from visual and literary grotesque history, including a passage from Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantatruel concerning the best ways of keeping oneself most comfortably clean and fresh (see this post’s title…if you’re still confused, come...

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Another Roadside Attraction | Opens This Friday

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Announcements, Art Shows | 0 comments

A year ago, Anagnorisis Fine Arts was accepted into the prestigious Program for Emerging Curators that has been run by New York’s ISE Cultural Foundation since 1984. Finally, Another Roadside Attraction has been realized and is fully installed in ISE’s gallery in SoHo. The purpose of this exhibit is to explore a common element prevalent in the work of Anagnorisis artists: The Grotesque. Exhibiting only a fraction of work that could have been included, Another Roadside Attraction hopes to at least bring a little more awareness to...

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

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Hi on Pride

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is extremely proud of its affiliated young artist, Caitlin Hackett, who is featured in Hi Fructose‘s latest printed issue, Vol 17.  With a wonderful article written by J. L. Schnabel, owner of the Toothless Cat Gallery near Philadelphia and jewelry maker extraordinaire, Caitlin’s works look just stunning in the magazine’s impressive high-quality publication.  Schnabel writes about Caity: As a forger of mutated creatures and creator of a contemporary mythology, Hackett has become a modern day Mary Shelley,...

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Anagnorisis Picks

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

Artkrush (Flavorpill’s art-centric sister blog) has posted a doozy:  both of their artists spotlights today are listed below and both shows will floor you! Also, don’t forget that we have an opening at the White Rabbit (145 East Houston St.) this Friday from 7-10pm, showing the visual art of Erin Endicott and the videos of Daniel Bertol. Find more details here. Gottfried Helnwein  |  I Was A Child |  Friedman Benda Gallery English artist, Gottfried Helnwein, is one of the more powerful artists painting today. His works, large...

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To Stitch is To Heal | Erin Endicott’s Healing Sutras

Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 in Art Shows, Interviews, White Rabbit | 2 comments

“God enters through the wound” -CG Jung Anagnorisis is proud to invite you to view our next solo exhibit taking place at the White Rabbit, The Healing Sutras: the exquisite painterly embroidery of Erin Endicott. A unique breed of soft sculpture, Erin utilizes stitching and ink to “draw” on found objects – things that hold power because of their age and anthropomorphic wisdom.  Erin’s Healing Sutras tell stories of pain remembered and solace found.  They indicate hope and speak of feminine patience evidenced by the...

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The Pervasive Fingers of the Grotesque

Posted by on Sep 19, 2010 in Announcements, Art Shows, Interviews | 2 comments

Anagnorisis is very proud to announce that Dr. Nancy Hightower, Instructor in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will be conducting a talk in conjunction with Another Roadside Attraction, Anagnorisis’ group exhibit exploring a newly dubbed genre of art, the Neo-Grotesque. If I’m understanding Nancy correctly, in her teachings, the grotesque does not define a single genre, but is instead a catalyst that can contribute greatly to paradigm shift. It is part of what defines the threshold where...

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Exciting Announcements and the Thing with Ball Point Pens

Posted by on Sep 16, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is very excited to announce that artist Caitlin Hackett will be featured in the upcoming Hi-Fructose Vol. 17!! You can see a teeny weeny preview of the issue here (more like a cruel tease, if you ask me – I’m drooling now). “Hi-Fructose is proud to show you a few previews of upcoming Vol.17, which arrives in October, 2010. With this issue: we wade flood waters with painter Seonna Hong, explore infinity with Oliver Vernon, present an extensive feature on street/gallery artist duo Herakut, get powered by pink...

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Video Spotlight | Daniela Bertol

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Announcements, Art Shows, Video | 0 comments

For ages, Anagnorisis has been hoping to become more dedicated to showing video art during its monthly opening receptions at the White Rabbit.  This coming month, during the opening for The Healing Sutras with Erin Endicott’s embroidery, we are proud to announce that the works of Daniela Bertol will be on view.  If you missed last month’s opening reception, then you also missed seeing the alchemical stop animation by artist Andreco who I hope to post about separately in the near future.  Both artists create superb, mysterious...

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Anagnorisis Has Been Nestored!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Announcements, Art Shows | 0 comments

Yes, we have! All kidding aside, the portraits Buddy Nestor has created of both Danielle Ezzo and Samantha Levin are stunning indeed!  Although Danielle has stepped aside from most Anagnorisis Fine Arts activities, we’d still like to share with you these wonderful works as a pair.  Most models from Buddy’s portraits of good girls going to hell are female artists.  Danielle and I are no exceptions to that rule. If you plan on being in Cologne Germany in the coming months (you never know!), both works will be on view at the...

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