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Irony and Isolation: Gavin Kenyon at Ramiken Crucible

by Irena Jurek on March 1, 2013
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Life is a shit hole to be laughed at. So goes the M.O. I imagine for Gavin Kenyon, who, in his latest show at Ramiken Crucible, departs from his painstakingly modeled, homicidal axes, to engage in process-based work. The result is a dynamic and visceral show that draws attention to Kenyon’s caustic, dry wit and his ability to create a sense of bleak isolation.

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AFC’s Top 10: Whitney Kimball

by Whitney Kimball on January 3, 2013
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2012 wasn’t such a sea of shit after all. Every month or so, as the pandering museum shows and art fairs and summer group shows and art writer resignations and auction records had me losing hope, one of these came along. Thank God for that.

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September Preview Week: Lower East Side Openings

by The AFC Staff on September 5, 2012
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Openings in the LES begin tonight. Bring your umbrella.

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There Are Baby Tigers at Ramiken Crucible

by Corinna Kirsch on May 22, 2012
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Cute baby tigers have invaded the Lower East Side! Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard has brought the joy of two tigers—surrounded by designer adult diapers—into Ramiken Crucible.

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We Went to the Lower East Side, Vol. 1

by The AFC Staff on April 23, 2012
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Time for our Lower East Side installment in our “We Went to…” series. And you know what that means: a lot of griping. We moan pompously about aggrandizing titles. We trash found object sculpture. We fart on long-winded press releases. We deconstruct tedious professionalism. And of course, we liked a few shows. Read on to see what we have to say about Andy Coolquitt, Henry Taylor, Jeff Gibson, E.V.Day, and Kembra Pfahler.

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The Glowing Ass Forest and Other Highlights from the Dependent Fair

by Will Brand on March 14, 2012
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Last year, I wrote that “despite the chaos, it's difficult to see the Dependent as anything but a success.” This year, I'm willing to go a bit further: The Dependent Art Fair was, hands-down, the most interesting, highest-quality fair in town.

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Nolan Hendrickson’s New New Face at Ramiken Crucible

by Whitney Kimball on February 22, 2012
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The New Yorker wasn't being hyperbolic when it claimed that “one may be forgiven for wanting to cheer”; Hendrickson annihilates the monotonous etiquette that's become standard procedure around here.

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PSA: Some Art Spaces Are Not Open All The Time

by Whitney Kimball on February 13, 2012
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I tend to miss a lot of shows where the venue has limited hours or is not on the way to another gallery. This is too bad, because those shows are often the ones I want to see most. I bet this happens to other people, too, so I’ve put together my shortlist of the ones that get away.

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