Art

PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Gross From the beginning, Hugo McCloud’s approach to painting has been a non-traditional one. His background in industrial design has equipped him with a lens very few artists have when approaching a canvas, or, sometimes in McCloud’s case, roofing paper. His work is no fad, no trend. McCloud’s Metal Paintings brings to thought the raw blends and stripped tracks from Kanye West’s Yeezus and thorough investigations of materials used in Lebbeus Woods’ Solo House. Metal Paintings welds together cultures as well...
Julia Rothman was studying the art featured in her bathroom magazine collection when she realized that every cover in the stack had been created by a man. She dug into the magazine’s archives to investigate the year’s covers, and discovered that out of 55 covers released in 2015, only four had been created by female-identified artists. “I called Wendy MacNaughton and I was like, ‘Did you know about this,” said Rothman. “‘This is wild...
(Curator Nicholas Cueva with Daniel Dennett's "Haptic Whittles" at Underdonk) At first Daniel Dennett wasn’t sure showing his whittles at Underdonk was a good idea. Not because it’s a small gallery in Bushwick, but because it’s a gallery at all, and Daniel Dennett is a philosopher (specifically, a seventy-four-year-old professor of philosophy at Tufts), not a gallery-pandering, wallet-kissing art worlder.   According to this recent New Yorker profile, Dennett aimed to be an artist as a Harvard undergrad:...
MATTE Projects, the curators behind Full Moon Festival, are bringing their immersive arts and multimedia party, BLACK, back to New York City. BLACK aims to unify music, design and art for a one-night-only blow out at Brooklyn Hangar on April 8th. With performances scheduled by rapper Tommy Genesis, British grime act Trim, art from Hubert Dobler and a light show by Montiel, BLACK is guaranteed to ignite all your senses. We chatted with MATTE's curators, Max...

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