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

Petrified

Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Announcements, Interviews | 0 comments

Petrified

Multifaceted artist, Dan Ouellette, is an explorer. His creative work delves into the psyche exposing truths and ideas, uncomfortable to some, about commonly held perceptions. Viewing his work renders you a voyeur staring into the private lives of deviants, who dare you to confront uncomfortable truths about yourself. His creatures, often mutated, hermaphroditic or impossible, explore ideas of sexuality, reality, and the control we believe we have over such things. Possibly contrary to this is that his primary interest is beauty; and it is...

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C.J. Stahl: From a Basement on a Hill

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Art Shows, Uncategorized, White Rabbit | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is excited to be exhibiting C.J. Stahl’s latest body of work, From a Basement on a Hill, tomorrow! He’s generated interesting ‘case studies’, as he likes to call them, which dissest memory into physical, mental and emotional experiences. Stahl references and questions contemporary psychological theory to create insightful dialoge about this research. Often our minds pick and choose what we want and how we want to remember – a blur between the real and quasi-fantasy. It only makes sense that he blends...

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A Peek into the Future

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Announcements, Art Shows, White Rabbit | 0 comments

Here’s a sneak preview of the exhibits Anagnorisis has planned for this summer and a bit beyond.  This includes this Friday’s solo exhibit of the collage work of C. J. Stahl. Please join us for the opening reception: White Rabbit Lounge 145 East Houston St. (between Forsyth and Eldridge) 7-10pm After-party drinks and dancing to follow thanks to Labyrinth who will be spinning retro 80s music until the wee hours of the morning.  Location info will be passed out at the opening reception. Friday, June 4 at the White Rabbit (this...

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Dan Hillier Does Good Music Video

Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Artist Spotlight, Video | 0 comments

I first heard of Dan Hillier via Phantasmaphile – recently my lurverly friend Celine reminded me of his amazingness.  He worked on the above video with animator Tom Werber.  Music is by The Losers. 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)C

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Anagnorisis Picks

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Art On View | 0 comments

This Thursday I’ll be skipping Chelsea and instead heading over to the IFC to see the Cremaster films by Matthew Barney. The artist will be present at the 7pm showing to to discuss the Cremaster Cycle with Richard Flood, Chief Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art.  This showing is sold out according to the IFC website, but there are plenty more opportunities to see the films which Barney insists will never be for sale on DVD. This week, Saturday has a couple of wonderful art exhibit options.  After that, I’m jumping...

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Rainbow Blight – New Work by Christian van Minnen

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Art Shows, Interviews | 0 comments

My Love For You, Oil on Canvas, 28 x 22” Out of sublimely beautiful grotesque forms come super-clean rainbows, stars and hearts, reminiscent of Lucky Charms cereal and My Little Pony toys. In this new exhibit of Christian van Minnen’s work entitled “Rainbow Blight”, which opened at Bert Green Fine Arts on Wednesday, May 12th, he seems to have transported himself deeper into the Pop Surreal while staying firmly put in the Neo-Grotesque. I’m not used to seeing imagery reminiscent of children’s toys (design remnants of 70s...

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Color Ink Book

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Announcements | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is proud to announce that the work of artist Caitlin Hackett can be found in the latest Color Ink Book – The DIY Art Periodical. I hope to get my hands on one!! Cover art by Greg “Craola” Simkins From the site: Volume Number Seven: Features three illmatic covers the street cover artwork by Greg “Craola” Simkins and (the Brothers Washburn exclusive) covers by Angelique Houtkamp and N8 Van Dyke. This volume features Angelique Houtkamp, Caitlin Hackett, Dave Correia, Erin Smith, Grant Reynolds, Greg “Craola”...

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Anagnorisis Picks (yet another!)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

Here’s yet another slew of exhibits to see, two of which are about to close.  I already posted about four last week. Sibylle Peretti | A Thin Silver Lining | Heller Gallery Sibylle Peretti’s Herself Glass/Mixed Media, 14 1/2 X 13 X 13 inches Thanks to Lori Field who posted images from this wonderful artist on her saintstigersloversart blog. I hope to catch this show before it comes down on May 1. Heller Gallery is located at 420 West 14th Street in NYC. *** OUROBOROS: The History of the Universe  |  ISE Cultural...

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Anagnorisis Picks

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

We are seriously remiss in not posting more Anagnorisis Picks posts. There have been some amazing shows that have gone up in the past couple of weeks that are unmissable. Here are four – two just starting and two that are in progress.  Unfortunately, I have to be brief.  There aren’t many more shows going on and so much time to list them! Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. A Temporary Place at Claire Oliver Jennifer Poon’s Sleep Watercolor, Gouache, on Cut Paper, 45 x 62 inches Another impressive exhibit at...

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Weapons of Mass Delusion – Anagnorisis Pick

Posted by on Apr 8, 2010 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

This morning I found in my email inbox a link to the web preview of pencil artist Laurie Lipton’s new exhibit entitled “Weapons of Mass Delusion”. I am stunned by this turn that her work has taken! Always subversive, Laurie has waxed political with this extremely impressive body of work. Alas, I was supposed to travel to Los Angeles to see this show as well as follow up with a ton of friends and other artists while out there, but my pocketbook won’t allow both a trip out there and a trip to Art Basel in December. ...

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