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Saul Chernick

The Art F City Paddle8 Auction is Live!

by The AFC Staff on February 7, 2014
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Good news. The Art F City auction is live on Paddle8 and we’re employing every form of digital media to let people know! That means you’ve got through Monday, February 17th at NOON sharp to bid on all live items before the heading to Postmasters Gallery for the live auction with CK Swett. You have through Monday, February 17th at TEN PM to bid on silent lots.

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Tickets to The Art F City Roast on Sale Now!

by The AFC Staff on January 10, 2014
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This February 17th, get ready for The Art F City Art World Roast Auction and Awards (AFCAWRAaA): a night of crowning the worst and auctioning off the best. (Basically, it’s like the art prom, but everyone is Carrie). Prepare yourself for roasting and ass gadgetry; this year, our gilded awards will take the form of golden butt plugs.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Art Gets Back to Business

by Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball on January 6, 2014
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After weeks without, art openings return.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Kitsch-Off, Film Festival, and a Weekend of Internet Jailbreaking

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on September 30, 2013
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This week, the emerging art world owns its quirkiness. Cleopatra’s has a show about working out; Sara Cwynar builds a kitsch encyclopedia; and Ann Hirsch performs a two-person act set in a chat room.

Also, the New Museum prepares for its major Chris Burden exhibition (get in line now) and the New Yorker sells tickets for the New Yorker Festival this weekend (don’t get too excited). And through the end of next week, the New York Film Festival continues screening independent and critical films. We don’t know anything about film, so luckily, AFC’s resident filmmaker Rhett Jones made us a round-up. All that and more, after the jump!

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Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Saul Chernick

by The AFC Staff on September 4, 2012
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Saul Chernick’s combinations of new and Renaissance-style motifs create a slow surreality, often quietly revealing what’s off about each picture. As Saul has written, that’s kind of the point—graphic symbols blend over time into periods of hundreds, rather than tens, of years.

Some of the work presents a clear confrontation between digital media windows and Renaissance framing devices, while the others are more subtle—a Pan-like figure playing air guitar, or images made with permanent marker. There’s a little bit of video game fantasy in the Renaissance-looking watercolor, “The Gathering Place.” We asked him about all of that.

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Anything Jerry Saltz Can Do AFC Can Do Better: 33 Outstanding Artists Emerging After 1999, Part One of Three

by Paddy Johnson and Karen Archey on April 29, 2009

Jason Lazarus, Self portrait as an artist making something contemporary, 2004, 17 x 23 inches, archival ink jet. Observing a curatorial echo chamber privileging appropriation and conceptualism, art critic Jerry Saltz made his own list of artists engaging the plastic arts after 1999.  The writer selected nineteen women and fourteen men — thirty-three in total […]

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IMG MGMT: The Undead

by Saul Chernick on July 21, 2008

Daniel Hopfer, Death and the Devil Surprising Two Women, circa 1500-10 (Click on all images to see larger version) [Editors note: IMG MGMT is an artist essay series highlighting the diversity of curatorial processes within the art making practice. Today’s invited artist Saul Chernick shows at Max Protetch Gallery in New York, and maintains the […]

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In Our Masthead: Saul Chernick

by Art Fag City on September 18, 2007

Predator's Waltz
Saul Chernick, “The Predator’s Waltz,” 2006, Ink on Paper, 16 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches framed

Saul Chernick’s drawings reinterpret and reconfigure classical images of the miraculous as they appear in Judeo/Christian mythology. Using a mark language that carries the same sense of weight and authority that religious iconography tends to possess, his drawings are set in Protosapia, an Eden like-environment that serves as both laboratory and breeding ground for an alternate or “would-be” human species. It is a place where ideas about creation, sexual politics, and iconography coalesce to create new possibilities embodied by its inhabitants, the Protosapiens. Saul, received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 and his MFA from Rutgers University in 2001. His work is currently on view at Max Protetch Gallery.

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The Art Fag City Emerging Artist Summer Series: The Drawings of Saul Chernick

by Art Fag City on July 27, 2006

Creation myths are a response to the unanswerable question: Where do we come from? Like gods, those who assign meaning and purpose to our existence also determine who and what is most valued. I am interested in understanding ways that power is asserted by the Judeo/Christian mythologies concerning creation and the afterlife. Using a mark […]

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