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Looming Large, Imperially Taking Charge

Looming Large, Imperially Taking Charge

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Under the current contentious political climate, tensions were especially high — and discussion was especially warranted — at the panel discussion event for KJCC's "Museum of the Old Colony" exhibit.

The Power of Pettibon’s Pen

The Power of Pettibon’s Pen

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Raymond Pettibon's new exhibit "A Pen of All Work" takes the fine lines of his pens and charges them to examine the blurred lines of social inequities.

Windows to Childhood at Kimmel

Windows to Childhood at Kimmel

By Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Margaret Morrison's exhibit "Playtime" features eerily photorealistic paintings of childhood playthings, on view now at NYU Kimmel Center.

‘Youniverse:’ The Slowest Part of New York

‘Youniverse:’ The Slowest Part of New York

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Apexart's newest exhibition, "Youniverse," takes the urgency out of New Yorkers' lives and offers a space to appreciate the joyousness of living.

Marilyn Minter Turns Beauty Conventions on Their Head

Marilyn Minter Turns Beauty Conventions on Their Head

By Christina Cacouris, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

As one might expect, Marilyn Minter's new show "Pretty/Dirty" at the Brooklyn Museum plays on beauty standards — but it does much, much more.

Cultural Criticism and Croissants

Cultural Criticism and Croissants

By Emily Conklin, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Visual artist Gao Youjun manages to poke fun at the darker sides of today's culture while still maintaining a lighthearted humor in his exhibit "Dream On" at Chelsea Market.

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Fans Have Dreams Come True

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Fans Have Dreams Come True

By Katherine Armstrong, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Finally, fanart is given the recognition it deserves in Spoke Art Gallery's exhibition of Bob's Burgers-inspired art from artists across the globe.

Starry Nights and Violet Lights

Starry Nights and Violet Lights

By Cristal Gonzales Nunez, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

In a collaborative video-dance project, past and present NYU students created a stunning visual presentation called "Violet Lights" as part of the university's Inauguration Week.

On Seeing Black Holes and Smelling Clouds

On Seeing Black Holes and Smelling Clouds

By Katherine Borkov, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

In her first solo presentation in New York, Katie Paterson explores the concepts and dark depths of space with her exhibit "From Earth into a Black Hole."

Feminism Revisited in X-Plicit Art

Feminism Revisited in X-Plicit Art

By Emily Conklin, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Maccarone's new exhibit "Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-­Plicit Art by Women," revisits a famed feminist collection with 25 years' worth of additions that explores the themes of sexuality within femininity.

Ruth Shively’s ‘It Girls’ Really Do Have It All

Ruth Shively’s ‘It Girls’ Really Do Have It All

By Courtney Marino, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

Ruth Shively's exhibition "It Girl," a selection of her charcoal and graphite drawings of women inspired by fashion photography, is stunning in its ability to capture the depth of a person with a simple black-and-white color scheme.

Ieva Mediodia, ‘Emergent Behavior’ Creator, Paints Life’s Questions

Ieva Mediodia, ‘Emergent Behavior’ Creator, Paints Life’s Questions

By Lucy Lu Cao and Sara Miranda, Contributing Writers

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Among the pungent scent of wine and small talk, people from all walks of life gathered together last Friday to discuss, contemplate, celebrate and marvel at the works of art of contemporary artist Ieva Mediodia. Mediodia’s exhibition of paintings and drawings at SLA307, an artist-run nonprofit space, “Emergent...

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