Jen Deppe Parker

A Modern Woman by a Modern Man

Artists are collectors. Artists are hoarders. They save things that catch their eye. They save things they love. They save things that have historical significance and things that will be important for the future. They are hoarders… even though they may not physically keep things piled up around them...

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Lisa Cooley Gallery Takes Us on an LES Acid Trip

Imagine the 21st century version of a 1960’s LSD trip: people frolicking naked through sunlit, candy-colored fields while stars twinkle from above, a colorful reality dissecting itself into wooden blocks and then rearranging itself like a puzzle, space and air bending and reflecting abstractions of light and fluorescent patterns. No...

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The Multifaceted Nature of Sigmar Polke

Artists should have the ability to be diverse in their creative process. They should show a viewer something that they have never seen before… or knew that they wanted to see, for that matter. And said viewers should be able to follow the artist’s thought process in whatever subject through whatever medium which...

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Brice Dellsperger’s “Body Double”

We live in a fast-paced world, where our tolerance for patience and beauty–and all its subtleties–is often limited, our lives so filled as they are by the instant gratification that technology provides. It’s rare to muster the strength to simply put down our phones and experience something unique. Observing anything that...

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Discovering Glamour with Charles James

I’ll be honest. Before I went to the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was a little skeptical. I thought the show was going to be merely a display of ball gowns that were once worn by debutantes or socialites– your basic narcissistic celebration of...

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Kara Walker’s Sugar Baby

Kara Walker is an artist best known for her cut-paper silhouettes and animations based on her explorations through race, gender, identity, history, and power. Most often, her dark cutouts, which are placed starkly against white walls, reflect the harsh truths of slavery in America. Her visions, fantastical in illustration,...

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Walton Ford’s “Watercolors” at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Imagine a world where a gigantic viper swallows hundreds of birds at once, a baboon drunk with power fires a revolver in the air, a gorilla numbed with shock watches the world she knows disappear from her Zeppelin window as she moves to America. Welcome to the imagination of...

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Robert Longo’s “Gang of Cosmos” at Metro Pictures

Robert Longo is a rare commodity in an age where most artists of his stature often become more consumed by the business of art rather than the process of physically making it. Longo epitomizes what a successful artist should be: he is a perfectionist, he executes his art with methodical precision around...

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