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AXE as Art : “Performance Anxiety” at Stadium

by Christopher Schreck on November 28, 2011
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When artists mine consumer culture for materials, the results often add up to little more than a thin variation or “update” of Pop Art. “Performance Anxiety,” currently on display at the Chelsea-based Stadium gallery, is notable for taking a different approach. Whereas many young Pop artists work with a near absurd reverence to products and branding, the sculptors in this exhibition instead use the synthetic colors and odors of drugstore items like deodorant, mouthwash, and energy drinks to engage inventively with materiality and form. They focus on what artist Steve Bishop described in a recent interview as “the visual and personal language of produced things.”

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Art Fag City’s 2011 Fall Preview: Museum Edition

by Art Fag City on September 15, 2011
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As the last of the McQueen and Trecartin buzz finally dies, you may be wondering: what could museums possibly put out this fall to top this year’s record successes? This fall’s exhibitions seem to set a slower pace, at a more somber tone, so it seems the answer: a relief. We’ve compiled a list of museum shows and events we won’t want to miss, including– buh buh da dum– the return of the Art Book Fair! Be sure to check back soon for our October gallery preview.

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Thank You to Our March Sponsors!

by Sponsors on March 29, 2011
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We want to take a moment to show our appreciation to our monthly sponsors for doing their part and helping us provide you with daily coverage of the art world. This month's sponsors include Collectrium, Dia Art Foundation's presentation of Robert Whitman, NYU Steinhardt's thesis exhibition, Tyler School of Art's summer intensive art programs and BAMart's benefit auction.

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