Visual Art

Prince Picnic by Clint Burnham

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Prince Picnic
 
 
I told my father, I said, I am going to be a musician. He say magician no good. I say, why you magician no good?
 
Magician be gay. Woman be gay. Man be gay. Everything be gay.
 
He say you will I say how you think that. I am disappointed in you. What do you think you raised? How did you raise? You raised me. How can you think magic will make me not your son? Read more

Party Everywhere by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

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Party Everywhere

by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

 
 

"Sigmar Polke Rides Again", Collage, Copyright © 2014 Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

“Sigmar Polke Rides Again”, Collage, Copyright © 2014 Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

 
 
Party Everywhere
 
 
Swing your partner
Round and round
 
Go down swinging
 
Write your own ticket
 
Imagine civic engagement
as a party
 
Now dive into now
 
Action figure
 
RAZOR TONGUE
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Life is Now: The Art and Music of Michael Alan by Mark McCawley

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Life is Now:

The Art and Music

of Michael Alan

 

by Mark McCawley

 
 

 
 

“Mostly figurative, and based on the performances, the drawings here suggest an artist enthralled by improvisation. Alan’s thread-like lines are manically impulsive; they barely go an inch without detouring. Short, jagged strokes, tiny loops, and quick arcs make jittery, skeletal outlines of distorted human forms. Hasty daubs of blues and pinks wrap the frames with translucent skin while also conveying the blur of movement. Alan loves motion…”

-Robert Shuster, The Village Voice, Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Cutter Love by Shannon Barber

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Cutter Love

by Shannon Barber

 

 

Take the blade.
 
Her voice is smooth almost a monotone and the handle of her blade is cool against my sweating palm.
 
She watches me — my eyes directed to the left of the thing in my hand. I don’t tremble but my eyes shake.
 
I am so afraid.
 
Look at it. She doesn’t speak but I hear the command.
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Marco Rea: Pop Surrealist Provocateur — in conversation with Mark McCawley

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Marco Rea: Pop Surrealist Provocateur

 

in conversation with

Mark McCawley

 

Born in Rome in 1975, where he still lives and works, Marco Rea graduated in History of Contemporary Art, producing for many years graffiti on the walls of several Italian cities as a graffiti artist. It was during this time that Rea created and developed his own unique ‘Pop Surrealist’ technique of spray painting on billboards and the pages of glossy magazines. The result being nothing less than provocative.

From Bulgari to Art by Marco Rea

From Bulgari to Art by Marco Rea

Take for instance, ‘From Bulgari to Art’, in which Rea’s technique transforms glossy magazine advertising into something entirely new, alive. Rea has raised the culture jamming ethos of Italy’s urban street artists — a form of subvertising used to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising — into an entirely new realm of artist endeavour which focuses not only on subverting or critiquing political or advertising messages, or their negation, but to transcend both image and message with one of Rea’s own creation.
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