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On Tuesday, June 14, the American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Chapter’s Urban Design Committee and its Arts & Culture Subcommittee hosted an event on the Southside of Williamsburg that brought together a powerful coalition of community organizers, urban planners, project managers, artists, and producers representing an array of institutions.

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Post image for Literary Paintings Inspired by a Fictional Poet

A freshman psych professor once described an experiment to my class wherein male turkeys were presented with realistic models of female turkeys, which the male turkeys promptly attempted to mate with.

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Post image for Letting Go of the Distinction Between Figuration and Abstraction

LOS ANGELES — A Shape That Stands Up at Art + Practice (A+P) gallery, in partnership with the Hammer Museum, claims to “[examine] the space between figuration and abstraction” — a great starting point unless you have the sneaking suspicion that this space disappeared decades ago.

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Post image for Revisiting the Anti-Establishment Posturing of an Established Artist

Tucked into the corner of Marlborough Chelsea’s huge space sits Viewing Room, an exhibition of Stephen Kaltenbach’s work that expresses, in a variety of media, a very personal sort of art world pique.

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Post image for Cannibalizing the Culture of Colonizers and Other Artistic Strategies

Someone once said to me that for him, one of the famous modernists, I think it was Paul Klee, represented the values of serious play. That idea lingered in cobwebbed corners of my mind until I walked into the Lehmann Maupin’s downtown gallery to see Adriana Varejão’s Kindred Spirits when it flashed into relevance again.

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Post image for Pondering and Painting Giorgio Morandi’s Precise Compositions

I wait around in the Center for Italian Modern Art’s kitchen before the tour of the Giorgio Morandi exhibition begins.

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Restless and Rigid

by John Yau on June 12, 2016

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The work of Lee Mullican and others, including his friend Gordon Onslow Ford, shatters the myth that the only radical art being made in America in the 1940s and ’50s was by the Abstract Expressionists.

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All Blacks Are Matte

by Robin Treadwell on June 11, 2016

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The still life photographs of Lakshmi Luthra, currently showing in Poly at Sushi Bar Gallery in Brooklyn with the work of Jonathan Bruce Williams, could have been shot on the floor of an abandoned department store, somewhere on the border between the Intimates and Electronics departments.

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Post image for Meditation, Improv, Forced Chuckling, and More at a Gallery Sleepover

CHICAGO — I bend my head down, eyes shut tight, and reach my hands up over my head towards the center of the circle.

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Post image for Personal Anxieties and Institutional Strictures Rendered in Wire and String

With a dark humor that partially stems from her youth in the former Czechoslovakia, Kot’átková explores the private self within institutional and ideological constructs.

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