Art + Design

‘RAGGA NYC’ at the New Museum

RAGGA NYC is a platform for queer Caribbean artists and makers—from poets to fashion designers to photographers—founded by curator and designer Christopher Udemezue. The collective is taking up residence at the New Museum in a series called RAGGA NYC: All the threatened and delicious things joining together. In it,...

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Dara Friedman’s ‘Mother Drum’ Comes to LA

Mother Drum, a new video installation project by German filmmaker Dara Friedman, now on view at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, captures the incandescent beauty and spirituality of Native American women performing ancient drumming and dancing rituals. Friedman began working on this series in 2014 after participating in an archaeological dig...

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Nicolas Lobo at Miami’s Nina Johnson

Nicolas Lobo is not your typical artist using typical art materials. Known for works that employ grape-flavored cough syrup, swimming pools, and pirate radio, Lobo makes works that seamlessly blend consumer products and systems of production. From process to finished piece, his oeuvre is deeply layered, as fun to think...

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Joe Goode at Hollywood’s Kohn Gallery

“If I can’t find a new way of seeing something then I’m not interested in it.” ― Joe Goode, Joe Goode: Paintings 1960-2016 Known for his contributions to pop art, conceptualism, and the Light and Space movement, Joe Goode celebrated his 80th birthday with the opening of the much-anticipated...

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A Must-See Dual Exhibition at Safe Gallery

The Brooklyn-based Safe Gallery is a relative newcomer to the borough’s art scene. Started in 2015, the space was founded by Pali Kashi and is named after the fin de siècle vault that sits strangely in the middle of the gallery. It’s also a tongue-in-cheek proclamation: the exhibitions are...

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Sinisa Kukec at Spinello Projects

The confusing title is perhaps not supposed to make sense. I NEED AMERICA NEEDS ME is a big, bold announcement, but if you try to pick it apart, it quickly loses meaning. In similar fashion, Sinisa Kukec’s giant, shiny panels of color—in the shapes of pentagon and rectangle—elicit a...

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‘Counter-Couture’ at NYC’s MAD

  A quick Google search of the phrase “hippie clothing” produces a long list of retailers offering overpriced tie-dye, bell bottoms, and flower-powered accessories. This is not what the hippies intended. A new exhibition, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)...

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Holly Coulis’ Modern Still Lifes

Holly Coulis’ new oil-on-linen paintings currently on display at Culver City’s Cherry and Martin gallery are instantly appealing with their jubilant tone, bright pastel colors, bold outlines, and charming depictions of everyday objects such as fruit, cigarettes, and boiling tea kettles. Here, Coulis captures the magic of daily life...

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Kelly Breez’s Dual Miami Exhibitions

Artist Kelly Breez has two timely exhibitions in Miami’s Design District: FAKE NEWS at Locust Projects, and Fuck It Will Set You Free at Primary. An illustrator with a penchant for various Americanas and caricature, the two exhibitions showcase her bold, resin-dipped drawings, revealing her interest in various vernaculars,...

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‘Heartbreak Hotel’ at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS

Brokenhearted? Woeful? Melancholic? Fret not. As Elvis reminds us in his 1972 track “Heartbreak Hotel,” we’re all in this together, at one point or another. It’s that same notion that defines a current group show of the same title at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS. Although it’s always crowded, you can always find some room,...

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