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

Babble Report | New Prints by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report | New Prints by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Nicoletta Ceccoli‘s porcelain creatures, in their odd, sticky-sweet surroundings seem a bit like illustrations for children’s books. The artist’s palette of childhood pastels and ghostly whites, softly rendered into gentle forms, are nurturing and inviting. This lure gives way quickly, revealing the uncanny, visceral qualities of her creatures’ gestures and facial expressions, belying their innocence and emotively exploring the confusion of adulthood. They are, in their surreality, uncomfortably real.

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O+ Prognosis is Excellent!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Announcements, Charity, Featured, O+ | 0 comments

O+ Prognosis is Excellent!

Almost 2,000 people attended the 3rd Annual O+ Festival held in the Historic Stockade District of Uptown Kingston from October 5th through 7th this year. Amazing coverage for this groundbreaking event helped to make this year a tremendous success. All of the money raised goes toward the provision of medical supplies for the event. For more information on O+ or to learn how to become involved next year, please visit: www.opositivefestival.org

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Babble Report | Huff and Puff…

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report | Huff and Puff…

I'm happy to report that many galleries have survived without damage and will be open for business as of this week. Life goes on. If you're in New York and can make it out, please show these artists your support. This is a status list of Manhattan exhibitions that have been interrupted by the storm.

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Swept Away

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Announcements, Charity, Featured | 0 comments

Swept Away

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, New York is going to have to get used to a new way of life. Beneath the gargantuan problem that its subways have never been flooded this extensively before, and its beachfronts have largely been safe from floods until now, it’s art market bubble may have just burst. New York and its inhabitants are tough folk. We'll be fine...just different. Links to info on gallery damage inside.

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Fantasy Comes in All Colors

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Announcements, Featured | 0 comments

Fantasy Comes in All Colors

When artist Caitlin Hackett told me she'd been hired by the Folio Society, a publisher of fancy hardcover books from England, to illustrate a recreation of the old Lilac Fairy Book, I was, needless to say, just a little excited. Finally, after months of hard work, Caity announced today that the book is available for purchase.

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Babble Report | Paul Romano’s “Little Battle” at Articulated Gallery

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Art Shows, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report  |  Paul Romano’s “Little Battle” at Articulated Gallery

Philadelphia artist, Paul Romano's exciting solo exhibition Little Battle is a series of pieces that utilize an eclectic combination of symbols to explore the day to day challenges we endure. It is an exhibition of love and loss, hope and growth. Read more to see the lovely video LEVELER media made of the artist in his studio as well as pics from the exhibition.

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Dreams From a Petrified Head to be premiered at SITGES

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Announcements, Artist Spotlight, Featured, Video | 0 comments

Dreams From a Petrified Head to be premiered at SITGES

Back in 2010 I curated the specialty props for this amazing scifi short film written and directed by artist Dan Ouellette. Sculptures by Christopher Conte and Erin Colleen Williams as well as relics from various eras past can be seen in many shots throughout the film. Check out some movie still images as well as some shots of the artwork in the post.

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Babble Report | Alix Sloan’s “Awakened” Exhibition Benefits Animals in Need

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Anagnorisis Picks, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report | Alix Sloan’s “Awakened” Exhibition Benefits Animals in Need

Alix Sloan of Sloan Fine Arts and AFA Gallery are about to open their newest group exhibition entitled Awakened with an absolutely amazing roster of artists. A portion of all sales from the show, including book sales, will be donated to AdoptApet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, to help support the organization's mission of finding homes for wayward creatures.

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Babble Report | The Photography of Prog Rock Icon

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Announcements, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report | The Photography of Prog Rock Icon

I recently interviewed bassist Tony Levin about this new digital photography project amongst other things for the O Positive Festival Blog. Tony's shots are candid and evince the surrealistic madness that comes upon a musician who has been on tour for months, trapped in the “…lobby life of hurry-up-and-wait…for the odd shaped keys that lead to new soap and envelopes.”

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Babble Report | More Luv from Juxtapoz

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Announcements, Babble Report, Featured | 0 comments

Babble Report | More Luv from Juxtapoz

I'm excited to say that I've been getting a lot of love from Juxtapoz Magazine lately. My interview with Allison Sommers in their Halloween print issue curated by artist Alex Pardee has been a big hit. More recently, my short write-up on Buddy Nestor has popped up in their digital form. Go check it out, here.

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