Art + Design

“Go With The Flow” at The Hole

When you first walk into the Go With The Flow exhibition at The Hole gallery, you instantly notice there is no one motif that connects the artists’ subjects. The brightly colored works range from digitally produced images featuring digitally produced gradations, to multi-paneled stenciled compositions, to geometric designs, to dilapidated looking interiors, to...

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Beatriz Milhazes’ Beautiful Journey

Imagine a hypnotic Brazilian drumbeat–a beat that is slow and steady and then, suddenly, jumps into a high-speed chant. Close your eyes and see the bold colors and excitement of Carnival combined into a visual body of work; an overwhelming tropical palette of overlapping circles, stars, intricate designs of...

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The Quiet Madness of Dean West

If you’re someone who prefers extreme subtlety in their photography, you might not be interested in the work of Dean West. Australian-born, Brooklyn-based West specializes in a kind of garishly lit, overblown, hyper-stylized type of aesthetic, each image oftentimes not dissimilar to a video game that has been put...

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The Great and Powerful Koons

When Jeff Koons’ retrospective first opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Internet was abuzz with photographs of balloon dogs and early sculptures of ready-mades. Photos of Koons himself–a permanent wide grin spread across his his face–posed in front of these sculptures for the press depicted less a...

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Finding Truth: The Photography of Pieter Hugo

In a world where so many photographs are manipulated to portray false reality, South African-born Pieter Hugo’s approach to the medium is a breath of fresh air, notable not just for its beauty and charm but for its unusual honesty. I was introduced to Pieter Hugo’s photography several years ago....

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Ati Maier: The Artist Explorer

Close your eyes and imagine being on a futuristic roller coaster… in space. Swirling colored lights illuminate your path as thousands of stars, novae, asteroids, and other cosmological bodies flood the sky above you. Your emotions range from fear, to nervousness, to excitement as you race over peaks that...

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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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