Pierogi Gallery

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The Italian director Matarazzo Raffaello was the king of melodrama. He was a populist filmmaker who embraced his audience without contempt.

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The 2015 Armory Show delivers pretty much what you’d expect of the 2015 Armory Show: some quite good art, some pretty bad art, and a lot of completely harmless stuff in between.

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Miniature Landscapes Through the Looking Glass

by Kemy Lin on February 18, 2015

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Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs’s aptly titled show Come Closer to Me, at Williamsburg gallery Pierogi, beckons visitors to do just that — to step closer in order to discern extraordinarily detailed etchings of fungal rings and take in miniature pastoral landscapes.

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Pierogi Gallery’s Flat Files have an almost fabled status in Brooklyn’s contemporary art scene. Started 18 years ago with 20 artists, the Flat Files have developed as a type of breeding ground for artistic talents and a place where collectors, curators, and others can dip into with ease.

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Perhaps the consummate bard of the American landscape, Mark Twain depicted in his writing a countryside both tamed and wild. He once wrote, “The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise.” The same description could be applied to the waterways of photographer and video artist Isabelle Hayeur’s exhibition Death in Absentia at Pierogi gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, part of the ongoing Brooklyn / Montreal, a gallery exchange between the two cities. In stunning photographs, Hayeur documents rivers half taken over by industry and development but half still mysterious.

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With “sensitive to art and its discontents” written into the blogazine’s sub-header, Hyperallergic is no strange to contemporary art controversy, but we decided to ask 11 New York-based artists, critics and curators what they considers the most important and urgent controversy in visual art at the moment.

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This past Friday May 13th marked Williamsburg 2:ND Fridays, a night of gallery openings and exhibition unveilings. I trekked around the neighborhood from the far north Causey Contemporary all the way down to Like the Spice gallery and checked out the shows. Here are my findings, in photo format.

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Can’t figure out how to fill up your culture diet this weekend? We’ve got your back, with Williamsburg Gallery Night going down tonight and Man Bartlett’s 140 hour-long Berlin performance streaming all weekend, plus Su Friedrich’s MICROSCOPE Gallery opening and the Seven on Seven art-tech collaborative event on Saturday.

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A few weeks ago, I ran into artist William Powhida who started to tease me that I don’t really write many art reviews anymore. I got a little defensive but after thinking about it, I realized he was right. The reason? I have lost faith in the art review as the best way to communicate ideas in and about art.

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Mark Lombardi’s Information Art

by Kyle Chayka on March 9, 2011

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A solo exhibition of works by Mark Lombardi at Pierogi gallery in Williamsburg, feels very timely. Maybe I’m into the paranoia-inducing conspiracy charts because New York’s just-ended art fair week, our own glimpse into the vastness of the international art world, reminded me that there are whole webs of infinite complex connections to the worlds and communities we inhabit. Lombardi’s intricate, highly-researched drawings are clear presentations of information that forces us to rethink how we see ourselves in relation to our political atmosphere.

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