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The New York Times’ Critic Benjamin Genocchio wrote on March 5, 2009: “Among other outstanding photographs are Aimee Hertog’s wickedly funny ‘Hampton Fun v. Iowa Flood,’ in which the artist has digitally collaged imagery of people swimming in the Hamptons into flooded urban landscape scenes from Iowa. The juxtaposition is so incongruous and silly that you can’t help but laugh.” The article pertains to the show at City Without Walls in Newark.

Best-selling author and leading expert on intelligence and espionage, David Wise offers the first comprehensive account of China’s long spy wars with America in TIGER TRAP, due out on June 14 but available for first time to public at AFIO Luncheon, Friday June 3 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA.

Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys will serve as host and DJ for the Children's Museum of the Arts’ Family Benefit and Concert on Sunday, May 22, at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, in Manhattan. The Family Benefit and Concert, generously sponsored by Trinity Real Estate, will feature a family carnival during the day, followed by a benefit concert in the evening.

Check out artist Meghan Oare's latest exhibition at Klimat, 77 East 7th st.  The opening reception is on May 17 from 6:30-10pm.

This exhibition brings together three artists whose work inhabits a delicate grey area between factual imagery, subjective recall, and painterly interaction. We all see what we want to in a work of art, whether it is violence, landscape, still life, or abstraction. The visceral materiality of paint can convey a multitude of developing possibilities whilst avoiding specific depiction. It is relatively simple for a work of art to have definitive intentionality. It is quite another thing to be ambiguous without ambivalence.

After eight years of trying to get the Community Board to support the historic iron sculptures created by Bob Bolles in the 1960's, which were implanted in the asphalt in SoHo, we gave up.  The SoHo Arts Council was formed primarily with the idea in mind that guerrilla art in all of its forms needed to be preserved. As part of this effort, about 10 years ago, photographs of all of the street art Downtown was cataloged and maintained for the benefit of art historians.

"Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment."  Check out these events that support the Slow Food movement!

Asya Geisberg Gallery is pleased to present “First Class/Second Class”, an exhibition curated by Asya Geisberg and Leah Oates, with Chris Verene, Rebecca Morgan, Miles Ladin, Devin Troy Strother, Ruben Natal San-Miguel, Holly Jarrett, Conor McGrady, and Brian Shumway.

Casa de Costa is pleased to announce Protect from Light, a solo photography exhibition by artist Josh McNey opening Friday April 29th. Protect from Light features nearly thirty unpublished photographs, including landscapes, still life and portraits primarily from McNey’s work with college wrestlers, professional bull riders and other athletes. Showcasing just some selections from a decade-long practice, Protect from Light provides the first opportunity to see a substantial collection of finished work by the artist.

No one seems to be sure what the decline of modernism's cultural influence, beginning sometime in the 1950's and 60's, has led to. The return of narrative and ornament in the art and architecture of the 1970's suggested an effort to break with the immediate past, but the privileging of rationalism as a guiding social order evident in the idea of markets finding their perfect equilibrium continues to dominate economic discourse, despite the occasionally irrational results.

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