Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

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Weekend Words: Stair

by Weekend Editors on September 18, 2016

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,

“History is only the pattern of silken slippers descending the stairs to the thunder of hobnailed boots climbing upward from below.”

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Reflected in sentences of throbbing beauty, the blind urge to self-destruction becomes a visionary quest

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A Different History

by John Yau on September 18, 2016

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The title of the painting I had been looking at, “Adam and Eve and the Goats” (2016), surprised me. I had thought it was retelling of a classical myth, a subject that Kyle Staver has explored with verve and humor before.

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A Heap of Broken Bodies

by John Yau on September 18, 2016

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I want to start my review of Endymion: Recent Paintings by Clintel Steed at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects/SHFAP with a statement the artist made to Jennifer Samet in an interview that appeared on her blog, “Beer with a Painter.”

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Beer with a Painter: Katherine Bradford

by Jennifer Samet on September 17, 2016

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“Jen! Welcome to Maine!” Katherine Bradford exclaims brightly as she spots me crossing the street.

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The relevant split isn’t rock vs. pop (both are “pop” artists) but expressive vs. functional, always the key distinction in how pop music presents itself.

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Solely in geographical terms, Chilean culture has issued forth from a matrix of constraint. The Argentine writer Ezequiel Martínez Estrada remarked that “Chile is perhaps the most poorly located and poorly shaped nation on the planet.

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Realism is the default mode for street photography — in New York, anyway — so it is impressive when a photographer transcends the genre by embracing the attributes and effects of a different approach.

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Sending Collage Down a Rabbit Hole

by Thomas Micchelli on September 17, 2016

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If you’re looking for clues to the dizzying imagery of Tim Spelios’s collages, you’re not going to get very far.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 11, 2016

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This week, the US flag and Black protest art, walking into a rainbow, Obama’s cold shoulder to the arts, a first look at the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and more.

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