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    Dennis!

    The other night walked past the Jane Street Tavern and had a very specific memory of having dinner and drinks with some good friends many years ago. That evening was particularly rowdy and filled with talk of art, life and…

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    Excitable Boy…

    I went home with the waitressThe way I always doHow was I to knowShe was with the Russians tooI was gambling in HavanaI took a little riskSend lawyers guns and moneyDad get me out of this (ha)I’m the innocent bystanderSomehow…

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    Louise Fishman @ Karma

    For many years painters like Amy Sillman, Sue Williams, Jackie Saccoccio, and in this show at Karma, Louise Fishman, have been questioning the expectations and boundaries of an exhausted Abstract Expressionism. What's surprising about this is that these painters have…

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    Nightmare Scenarios III

    You have to put this moment into context. It’s America – and from 1918 through to 1921 – three years time – there was the end of the First World War, the Spanish Flu Pandemic, and a punishing Economic downturn.…

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    F*#K ALL

    Art is just about the furthest thing from mind these days. Looking at painting – usually a favorite thing to do – has become a task rather than a joy. When looking at the torrents of art online – it…

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    Mike Zahn – Todo y Nada @ Shrine Online

    Check out Shrine’s online presentation of Mike Zahn’s new work! Todo y Nada, which translates as ‘everything and nothing’, is a notional work of art created by Mike Zahn. It focuses upon five digital pictures of an empty gallery, presented…

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    Nightmare Scenarios II

    Nazis marched into Paris on June 14, 1941. Early this morningWhen you knocked upon my doorEarly this morning, oohWhen you knocked upon my doorAnd I said “hello SatanI believe it’s time to go” [Robert Johnson Me and the Devil] “When…

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    Nightmare Scenarios I

    Just walk right up to the dude and shoot. No formalities, no announcements, nothing. Just get the fucking job done. This violent imagery is devastating. The same goes for the painting as a thing in itself. Apparently, it was discovered…

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    Paul Corio @ McKenzie Fine Art

    Paul Corio is opening a show of new paintings on the 9th at McKenzie Fine Arts. Here in the pandemic city painting goes on! Unfortunately, there will not be an opening, but there will be smaller events over the course…