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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...
Eight grey horizontal planes stretch from foreground to background like a wide set of stairs leading only to a wall, or like a set of bleachers pushed up against one, in the opening moments of Buster, a video piece by Kate Gilmore. The first seven of these steps or planes might also be likened to plinths, in a sense, since they’re lined with smallish, minimally shapely, quite unadorned clay pots, about 140 in total....
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based, always edifying art happenings.  If you're not decorating your apartment with gourds, you should be seeing Rachel Libeskind perform tonight at the Center for Jewish History (with music from Danielle Aykroyd and Elvis Perkins). If you're not protesting pumpkin spice, you should head to Red Hook for some delusional duality at Fastnet Gallery on Saturday night. If you're not spending several hours planning your Halloween costume, you're doomed—but you should spend all...
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based art things. BRENNAN & GRIFFIN: WORM TURNS ATMOSPHERE — HEATHER GUERTIN Worm Turns Atmosphere is Heather Guertin's second solo show with Brennan & Griffin, but her first in their new Lower East Side location (Mary Weatherford marked their first show in Red Hook, in a former metal castings warehouse). Guertin's egg-y paintings are large, luscious, and mesmerizing: the paintings morph, as the title suggests, from human face to uneasy ellipse. Opening: September 7 6:00PM...

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