Daniel Larkin

Post image for Reclaiming the Lost Feminism of Fairy Tales

In the back room of the Drawing Center, Natalie Frank’s lavish pastels conjure fairy tales in all their grisly and gorgeous glory.

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Post image for Rethinking American Indian Influence on Bushwick Art

My recent article on Bushwick Open Studios for Hyperallergic tried to discuss the influence of American Indian spirituality on the new age symbolism that I saw in many art works. However, the article didn’t capture this fraught process of appropriation and commodification well enough.

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Post image for Mysticism Sparkles at Bushwick Open Studios

Mysticism was a recurring motif in several artists’ studios across Bushwick.

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Post image for Finding Your Way Through the Flux Art Fair

Mazes abound as a visual motif at the Flux Art Fair.

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Post image for What Elektra Can Teach Us About Sorrow, Rage, and Denial

Ann Liv Young, a performance artist widely known for reinterpreting fairy tales with an edge, has reinvented Elektra.

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Post image for The Nutty Squirrel That Dressed in Drag

“You can’t be friends with a squirrel — a squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit,” Sarah Jessica Parker once quipped. Obviously she had never encountered Tommy Tucker.

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Post image for A Black-and-White Gallery Tour of Chelsea

Contemporary artists and a few artists from yesteryear are exploring unorthodox and atypical ways to experience the contrast between black and white.

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Post image for The Bewitching Geometry of the Moving Image Art Fair

Moving Image would be Emily Dickinson’s favorite art fair.

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Post image for When Women Fought Nukes with Anarchy and Won

Brooklyn’s Interference Archive is showcasing the work of the women who occupied the area surrounding England’s cruise missile installation, reshaping British public opinion and attracting international attention to the nuclear arms race.

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Post image for In Rock Opera, Courtney Love Attains Nirvana

Courtney Love’s rock opera duet with Todd Almond packed a small black box at the Here Art Center.

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