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Alien Armageddon, Empathy & The Vine of the Soul: A conversation with Melanie Bonajo

KC: In your new film Progress vs. Sunsets (2017), you use the voice of children, the next generation, to center some profoundly fresh insights about animal rights, bio-politics, dwindling global resources, ecology, anthropomorphism, and the general welfare of our planet. How did come to work with youth in this way? […]

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Spiraling Smoke

SOL KJØK I met SOL KJØK in May 2017 at her loft in Brooklyn when I became one of her artists in residence. Her studio is the size of two tennis courts, and you can see both the Empire State and Chrysler buildings through a pair of factory windows. Acrobatic […]

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Joe Overstreet: Innovation of Flight

Joe Overstreet’s spectacular flock of paintings from the early ‘70s presented at Eric Firestone Gallery masterfully deploy modern painting principles as flight instruction laden with social meaning. The physical feat of flying starts with moving forward. The exhibition’s multi-dimensional selection of works begins chronologically with “North Star” (1968), whose title […]

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Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a painter and writer whose work also manifests in performance, dance, and video. She is based in New York City and Mattituck, on the North Fork of Long Island. Her work will be featured this September in Worlds Within Worlds, a two-person installation of video and painting with Bridget Elkin at the Borghese Gallery, Cutchogue, NY. Pundyk has exhibited and performed in many commercial galleries and at MoMA PS1, Guild Hall Museum, Fordham University, The University of Bridgeport, LIU Brooklyn, University of Virginia, Art Miami, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show. She co-edited with artist Bianca Casady, the feminist magazine Girls Against God and is a contributor to The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Hysteria, artcritical, Art21 Magazine among other periodicals and artist magazines. She is currently working on a collection of fictional fables called Tales to accompany a selection of her abstract paintings.

Website: http://www.annepundyk.com/

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Sacred Sadism, Gaia’s Cord & The New Matriarchy

by KATIE CERCONE Recently hailed with her partner Themba Alleyne “the first eco-fetishists” by i-d Magazine with the release of their new sex-toy line Sacred Sadism, Genevieve Belleveau is an artist you should know. Her recent body of work traverses the territory of eco-sexuality, bridging new age/ecofeminist discourse and sensibilities with […]

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American Innocence

by Saori Takeda Work by Native Americans dating from the late 19th to early 20th century comprise scenes of ceremonial life and courtship. A record of life drawn out in notebooks – currently on view at Donald Ellis Gallery in New York City. “Outsider Art Fair,” featuring works of artists without any specialized formal art education, took […]

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Saori is an art journalist based in New York and Tokyo, specializing in interviews with art fairs on the east coast of the USA, street Culture in Tokyo, US and Japanese galleries, and artists. Saori has been a staff writer for Fashion at the independent paper The Asahi Shimbun, The NY Times of Japan, for 23 years, covering fashion shows in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. Saori pioneered a bilingual magazine (in English and Japanese), a first in Japan. Currently, she is writing novels and essays with feminist themes.

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