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Review: Total Styrene Benefit at Participant Inc.

image-4785Total Styrene Benefit Participant Inc. By Quinn Dukes Styrofoam and summer heat are typically not linked points of personal interest but The Total Styrene Benefit invitation shifted my bias with promise of performance, a recycling laboratory and homemade lemonade. In 2009, New York-based artist, Lizzie Scott, pioneered the Styrene Fantastic (now referred to ...

Review: Bushwick Open Studios: Film Festival

image-4630Bushwick Open Studios: Film Festival Curated by Microscope Gallery By Quinn Dukes The summer has finally crept upon us bringing along with it the delights of outdoor festivals. Artists, art enthusiasts and neighborhood locals infiltrated street corners during Brooklyn’s first neighborhood-focused event of June, Bushwick Open Studios. Over the course ...

Ellen Gallagher: Greasy at Gagosian

image-1708 Ellen Gallagher: Greasy at Gagosian 555 West 24th Street By Matthew Farina Revealing her most personal and least socially assertive work to date, Ellen Gallagher’s large mid-career show Greasy is more seductive than political.  The artist’s varied interests including natural history, minimalist abstraction, the Harlem Renaissance, and marine life come ...

Ellen Gallagher: Greasy at Gagosian

image-1738 Ellen Gallagher: Greasy at Gagosian 555 West 24th Street By Matthew Farina Revealing her most personal and least socially assertive work to date, Ellen Gallagher’s large mid-career show Greasy is more seductive than political.  The artist’s varied interests including natural history, minimalist abstraction, the Harlem Renaissance, and marine life come ...