Daniel Larkin

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A lonely pink figure walking down a shadowy track amidst glowing neon shapes is a poignant moment in Brian Smee’s “Sports” (2014). The scene also serves as an allegory for the genre of experimental animation.

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Street

When Hens Look Like Maleviches

by Daniel Larkin on November 19, 2015

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There is no perfect word or glossary to describe where Laura Lima takes art.

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Galleries

Tricking Perception in a Maze of Mirrors

by Daniel Larkin on November 18, 2015

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Natasha Johns-Messenger has created a maze of mirrors in “ThreeFold” (2015). It will make you laugh at how easily mirrors can trick and fool your mind.

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Post image for A Puppet and a Performer Bring “The Waste Land” to Life

At this year’s New York International Fringe Festival, artist Daniel Domig and actor Christopher Domig have collaborated on The Waste Land, an installation in which the latter quixotically plays with objects and rolls around in sawdust while reciting T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name.

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Post image for If Frida Kahlo Smoked a Blunt with Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath once got blazed with Frida Kahlo. This is the setting of Musas, which invites us to be a fly on the wall and listen in on these women’s conversations as they smoke, eat, play, and work.

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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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