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‘ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow’

Imagine a canvas that is only covered in thick blue paint. There are no different shades or tones; it is just a solid ultramarine, devoid of any brushstrokes or human touch, and so intensely compressed that it seems to radiate blue light outwards from within. There are no pretty stories...

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‘Death Becomes Her’ at the MET

In our society, rituals concerning death have become very personal and internalized. Feelings of grief and loss are often not openly shared, though it is widely accepted that there are a variety of ways to experience the death of a loved one. While no one can dictate how to...

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The Interrogator with Tofer Chin

A modern amalgamation of inspiration culled from the likes of John Baldessari, Katharina Grosse, and Jeff Koons, the work of California-based artist Tofer Chin creates graphic landscapes out of bright colors, strong lines, and hard geometry—all based on precise mathematical calculations. Since receiving his degree from Otis College of...

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‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ at the MoMA

If you know anything about art you have probably heard of Henri Matisse (1869-1954). His expressive talent and his depictions of the colorful world in which we live revolutionized modern art. Over the years, there have been thousands of art shows displaying his work and millions of discussions concerning...

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Finding Form and Line with Gregory Muenzen

The work is versatile, ranging from emotive, scrawling sketches on paper to painted wooden sculptures that whittle themselves from top to bottom, creating narrow points that anchor themselves to the gallery floor. Then there are the paintings: slurry abstractions and smears of color on canvas. No matter the medium,...

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Donald Robertson is the Andy Warhol of Instagram

Donald Robertson is a rare breed of artist. Over the last two years he has quickly conquered the hearts of those who scroll through his humorous illustrations and found object creations on his Instagram feed, found under the name “Drawbertson.” His “tongue-in-chic” drawings poke fun at trends and celebrities who...

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The Interrogator: Egg Shop’s Sarah Schneider and Demetri Makoulis

Breakfast. It’s one of those things that sounds good all of the time, reluctantly traded in for lunch and dinner fare strictly out of rote obligation. It is an adherence to gastronomic guidelines that most people gamely pass up the moment the opportunity is presented to them via 27/7...

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Wayne Thiebaud at Acquavella Gallery

Wayne Thiebaud (pronounced “tee-bow”) is one of the greatest American artists. Devoid of flash, Thiebaud does not rely on heavy marketing schemes or stunts like some other artists nowadays. He has never had hundreds of minions making work in his name. Thiebaud recalls a simpler, more pure time, with art that is honest,...

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Surface Stories: José Parlá ‘IN MEDIAS RES’

The idea of a street artist wanting to be taken seriously and be redefined as a fine artist is not a new concept. Many of the art world’s pop icons–Keith Haring, Basquiat, and, most recently, Banksy–were once simply street artists, not the fine artists their current prices have determined. But...

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Prune Nourry’s ‘Terracotta Daughters’

In Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi Province in China, more than 8,000 detailed, life-size terracotta soldiers stand guard, arranged in battle formations, to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife. The army was built to show the glory of the Emperor and to immortalize those who triumphed over the weak and...

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