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Brooklyn’s Pierogi Gallery exhibits Ryan Mrozowski’s art

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By Michael Amter in New Events on Saturday 19 May 2012

Founded in 1994 by Joe Amrhein, the Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn continues to impress. Amrhein was a pioneer in building Williamsburg’s art scene credibility. The gallery is now exhibiting the excellent work of Ryan Mrozowski, who possesses a sensitive painting manner. The show plays with a variety of mediums, including some unique light sculpture elements.

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Book of U: ink drawings by Edyta Ubych

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Occasionally one discovers the most fascinating treasures. Edyta Ubych has one of the most rewarding expressions within this vast global network. She is a prolific Flickr user from Poland. Ubych creates a strange narrative with her mysterious Book of U. Precious antiqued ink drawings on paper are coupled with gorgeous minimalist photographic documentation. Ubych offers a special peek into an enchanting private universe.

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Mike Rogers draws America’s nuclear power plants

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By Michael Amter in New Illustration on Thursday 1 March 2012

75 colored pencil drawings by Mike Rogers recently exhibited at the impressive Parker’s Box Gallery in Williamsburg. The work documented all of the nuclear power plants in various locations throughout the United States. An ambitious obsession with primary color coded repetition, depicting complex landscapes in simplistic Christmas Card fashion. The individual pieces are small, delicate, […]

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Pepino: a Game Boy rock band

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By Michael Amter in New Music on Wednesday 29 February 2012

The love for classic videogames will probably never die. Game Boy expression still evolves today. Malcolm McLaren suggested ‘chip music’ was the new punk rock, when writing for Wired Magazine in 2003. Pepino is a Game Boy Rock band devoted to the 8-bit genre. The group is comprised of Alejandro Cremades and Ai Kaijo, who […]

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Conversations With Trees

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Wednesday 29 February 2012

The use of the tree in the realm of the fine arts seems infinite. An inspired Shih Yun Yeo recently conceived of a truly unique study. The artist engaged in ‘collaboration’ with various trees in Singapore, collecting a number of drawings for a solo exhibition in 2011. The work relates heavily to her attempt to ‘release drawing from its enslavement to the artist’s hand’. Poetic and romantic, the expression cedes control to the natural environment as a creative source. Green envy.

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PONPONPON: a viral video by Kiriko Takemura

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By Michael Amter in New Music on Wednesday 29 February 2012

This is a viral overdose for those experiencing severe withdrawals from Japan. Kiriko Takemura was a fashion blogger, turned model, who began to sell Harajuku Doll Eyelashes. She sings: ‘Everyday pon, everytime is pon’. Her stage name is Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and she wears Takashi Murakami-styled balloon shorts with matching gloves. Yasutaka Nakata […]

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Art Pop Up Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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By Michael Amter in Cool Travel on Thursday 23 February 2012

The Art Pop Up Shop (TAPS) is the latest swank space in Williamsburg which turned heads and hearts with work from Ellen Jong’s book titled Pees on Earth by powerHouse Books. The piece Cocktail might leave a bad taste [photo above]. Be careful. This work is dedicated. Coco Dolle is the Director at TAPS, which […]

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