Tag Archives: Art

Crystal Dyer in Conversation

Crystal Dyer’s studio is made up of a several small rooms, one leading into the next like a series of dimly lit caves. The ceilings are low and many of the walls are ripped up, exposing puffy insulation and thick metal wires. A large black sheet of peeling wallpaper hangs off the wall; this is [...]

Now On View: Norwood and Underline Present

The dialogue between man and the space he inhabits is not a new one. It’s been a source of artistic tension and social critique since, well, the awareness of the relationship first occurred. While on a personal level, the archetypally-charged theme seems very middle school English reading list, it does pose relevant when you take [...]

Lizzi Bougatsos in Conversation

There are few people for whom it is safe to employ the cliché, “She needs no introduction.” Lizzi Bougatsos—visual artist, Gang Gang Dance frontwoman, I.U.D. drummer and charmingly gentle weirdo—is one of them. Back in 2008, when Aaron Bondaroff’s show My Life in T-Shirts opened at Terrence Koh’s now defunct Asia Song Society, she was [...]

Cyprien Gaillard at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

In his first solo exhibition in Italy, Rubble and Revelation at Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cyprien Gaillard presents a visual hypothesis about death and decay, power and permanence. Training his nomadic eye on present-day monuments in various states of decline and impotence, he documents their journeys, jumbling videos, photographs, sounds and objects in the manner of [...]

A Private Solitude Made Public – In Conversation With Joana Kohen

Joana Kohen is an artist from Istanbul, Turkey. Her intense and whimsical work focuses on acute consideration of the self, conveying different disciplines of commentary. Having studied fashion design at Marangoni Institute of Milan and contemporary art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, her multilingual and multiethnic environment give her a unique perspective on life. She will be [...]

In the Studio with Sage Vaughn

Owls with gangster tattoos. Children frolicking amidst an industrial landscape. Butterflies possessed by Dionysian fury. All of these unlikely subjects are recurring motifs in the phantasmagoric paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn. His work continually tests the stability of the elusive boundary that separates the natural world from an urban sensibility—a complicated balance that [...]

Richard Phillips’ Point of Purchase

After the recent heat wave, one doesn’t need another reason to leave the city behind for the beach but just in case… It’s the last weekend to catch New York-based artist Richard Phillips’ Point of Purchase exhibition in East Hampton. As its name indicates its focus is the on commercial, highlighting Phillps’ retail and pop-culture [...]

In Conversation with Gloria Maria Cappelletti

Images and text by Silvia Bergomi Silvia Bergomi: Briefly describe your career. Gloria Maria Cappelletti: I have been really lucky, working in the fashion industry with great designers like Stephen Sprouse, great photographers like Steven Klein and great stylists like Patti Wilson, but my heart has always been in contemporary art and I finally opened [...]

In Conversation with Teresa Nasty

Images by Samantha Casolari The thing about Teresa (aka Miss Nasty) is that you develop a crush on her just by following her Tweets. She has a way with words that is addicting. Even an ocean away, you can feel an overwhelming warmth and gentleness, despite her chosen profession. After experiencing the aforementioned coupe de [...]

Os Gemeos: Bem-vindo Back to NYC!

They’re baaaack. Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos climbed aboard two 80-foot cherry pickers on Friday to begin painting a massive yellow man similar to those they’ve created in Sao Paulo, Berlin and London. This particular giant will watch over the playground of P.S. 11 in Chelsea from the school’s west-facing wall. In Jeffrey Deitch’s absence, [...]