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Post image for Weekend Studio Visit: Leslie Baum in Logan Square, Chicago

CHICAGO –– I first saw Leslie Baum’s work in a sprawling group show, My Crippled Friend, at the Canzani Center Gallery (October 11, 2013–January 10, 2014), the main exhibition space of Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, Ohio).

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Post image for No Irony, Just Paint: Marzie Nejad’s Fantasy Pictures Are for Real

Plucking something — anything — out of its original context, placing it in a different setting and letting whatever new meanings or implied meanings emerge from the unexpected juxtaposition: such an “appropriationist” gesture lies at the core of postmodernist art-making “strategies.”

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Post image for The Unseen Drawings of Kurt Vonnegut

Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut long kept in storage are getting the monograph treatment with a new publication of his playful, line-driven art. Kurt Vonnegut Drawings, coming next month from the Monacelli Press, features 145 selections of his work.

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Post image for 5 Old-School NYC Video Artists You Should Know (and Follow)

Looking at the work of a few pioneers, specifically those on the scene in New York City, it’s obvious that technology was a catalyst for a new type of electronic art; these artists were trailblazers in both fields.

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Post image for One Artist’s Plan to Save the US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about? Not much, except send more mail. That’s the idea behind artist Jennie Ottinger’s new project, called, cleverly, “Postal Mortem.”

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Post image for New York Murals: The City’s Best Overlooked Museum

You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.

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Post image for A View from the Easel

Studios in New York, Chicago, London, Atlanta, and Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Post image for Art in the 1980s: The Forgotten History of PAD/D

July 1979. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Iran has entered its fourth month as an Islamic Republic, and the Sandinista National Liberation Front have deposed the U.S. backed Samoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. It was against this political backdrop that Lucy Lippard’s exhibition, Some British Art From the Left (June 16 – July 14,1979) finished its run at Artists Space in New York City.

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Post image for Hollywood Counternarratives: A Fictional Female Warner Brothers

LOS ANGELES — Phyllis McGillicuddy strode out of the bathroom, heading toward a podium that overlooked a room packed with fans and friends alike. It had been a while since Phyllis left her home in suburban Glendale, where she lives with multiple cats and manages the Prescott Pictures Society, home to memorabilia from Hollywood’s Prescott Pictures.

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Post image for A Journal for Emerging Photography Endures in Print

Since it was founded in 2004 by photographer Sophie Mörner, Capricious magazine has been issuing contemporary photography narratives organized around broad themes.

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