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

Roger Ballen’s Boarding House

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

ROGER BALLEN Boarding House Silver gelatin print, 31.5 x 31.5″, Ed. of 10 Anagnorisis is very excited to announce that a new exhibition of the work of one of our favorite artists will be taking place at Gagosian Gallery this month. Roger Ballen’s enigmatic photography is starkly eerie. The elements within his photographs are very familiar and simply arranged, yet his compositions are like to a waking dream. Please join us for the opening reception tomorrow night at Gagosian’s Madison Avenue location (details below). Mr....

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Anagnorisis Picks

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

There are two events going on this week that I highly recommend attending: Beth Cavener Stichter, On Tender Hooks at Claire Oliver A Rush of Blood to the Head (detail) Stoneware based mixed media sculpture 71 in. h x 56 in. w x 18 in. d Claire Oliver is one of my favorite galleries in New York City.  Their next opening, taking place this Thursday, October 22nd, is a solo show of sculptures by Beth Cavener Stichter titled, On Tender Hooks.  Her creamy-colored animals look like they’ve been frosted with sugary goodness, yet also...

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Remember, Sebastian

Posted by on Oct 19, 2009 in Announcements, Art Shows, White Rabbit | 0 comments

Anagnorisis is proud to present, “Remember, Sebastian”, a solo showing of dioramas and collages by Molly Bosley. Please join us for the opening reception at the White Rabbit Lounge on Friday November 6th from 7-10pm. The White Rabbit is located at 145 East Houston Street (btw. Eldridge St. and Forsyth) in New York City. Artist Statement: For as long as I can remember, I have been frequented by wildly vivid dreams. “Remember, Sebastian” is my series of work in which I finally address my subconscious by materializing it in...

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Art of the Automobile

Posted by on Oct 2, 2009 in Announcements, Art Shows | 1 comment

The Art of the Automobile was a one-night art exhibit that took place on September 24th, 2009. Curated by Samantha Levin of Anagnorisis Fine Arts upon the request of illustrator and artist extraordinaire, Fred Harper, it was a very successful event with over 100 guests in attendance. Surrounded by some of the most amazing cars ever made was a wonderful collection of artwork inspired by the enigmatic love for the automobile. Fred Harper’s One Way #101, Gouache on Bristol board, 11 x 17″ Artists involved: Fred Harper, Molly Crabapple,...

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Dormitorium: An Exhibition Of Film Decors By The Quay Brothers

Posted by on Sep 21, 2009 in Art Critiques, Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

The Street of Crocodiles (1986) was my first Quay Brothers film experience, and I mean experience in the most literal sense. The lights dim, and you slide back in your chair. The screen illuminates with that black glow that spawns a flittering of anxiety in the base of your stomach, even before any images appear. I remember the wooden esophagus with it’s clustered, rusted screws scurrying along the floor, the towering boxes with layers of filth, and that moment on the street where everything comes together. Image courtesy of Joanna...

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Curator’s Corner: First Impression At CCNY

Posted by on Sep 21, 2009 in Art Critiques, Art Shows | 0 comments

Over the decades, CCNY nurtured the craft of many photographers through providing enriching classes, lectures, exhibitions, and residencies. Although countless aesthetic preferences have developed the organization, First Impression reflects upon the medium’s own heritage which features contemporary artists that catalyze a current sensibility through the means of archaic methods. 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...

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New York Gallery Openings – Anagnorisis Picks

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Announcements, Art On View, Art Shows | 0 comments

This week there will be a big blast of art gallery openings in New York city. It’s going to be a bit overwhelming and we apologize for hitting you with this post so late! No one wants to end the summer hiatus with anything underwhelming, especially with the recession, so everyone’s putting up their favorite artists. Anagnorisis would like to recommend some shows for you to go to, although this list, by no means, is comprehensive. Thursday, September 10th: Thomas Allan’s Epilogue at Foley Gallery Joseph Stashkevetch’s...

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An Hour and a Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2009 in Announcements, Art Critiques, Art Shows, Video, White Rabbit | 0 comments

Kasia Houlihan’s video, “An Hour and a Day” is a meditation piece. Steeping in serenity, her planes will lull you.  Kasia’s work will be on view on Friday September 4th during the opening reception of Philip Hardy’s “Predictive Text” exhibit. Kasia Houlihan An hour and a day, 2009 The basic building block of An hour and a day is simple, mundane even: a shot of an airplane in flight, crossing from one side of the screen to the other. Some are fast. Others are slow. Some appear as small as...

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The Sensuous Affairs of Rik Garrett.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Art Critiques | 0 comments

Rik Garrett’s photographs are thin slivers of time taken from waking dreams: sublime and seductive, blurred and yet completely refined, so serene and profound. Crisp visuals slip away from realism with a smooth, inebriated grace. His work not only relishes the beauty of the female form in which it courts, but washes over it with a sense of  languid reverie allowing our subject to openly draw us through a beautiful infatuation. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click...

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Capturing the New Dana Bunker

Posted by on Aug 21, 2009 in Interviews | 0 comments

Dana Bunker is a fresh, emerging artist and recent graduate of Pratt Institute for Illustration. She is known for her lace-like portraits intricately woven of ink and cut paper layered to form multi-dimensional works. Her latest show, “Empirical” curated by Samantha Levin and myself at Anagnorisis has gained her some exposure and a captive audience excited for what’s on the horizon. 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...

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