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September 2020

Marie Watt in Group Show at Heard Museum of Art

Marie Watt is a contemporary Indigenous artist. Her work is included in a new group exhibition opening at the Heard Museum of Art in Phoenix, Arizona on September 4, 2020 . The exhibition ‘Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art From Indigenous North America’ presents works...
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March 2020

Omar Rodriguez-Graham in Whitehot Magazine

Omar Rodriguez-Graham (Mexico City, 1978) is a powerhouse of an artist. He lives between both the analog and digital worlds, as an artist who represents the future of Mexico City’s vibrant art scene. Omar’s work reflects the present while simultaneously honoring the past. Rodriguez-Graham...
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October 2019

Rona Pondick: Civilizing the Self in Sculpture Magazine

When asked about her influences, Rona Pondick tends to reply succinctly. “Kafka and my mother,” she will often state, but when pressed further she has only been known to elaborate on the former. In looking at the hybrid metal creatures for which Pondick is perhaps best known, Kafka’s influence—from Metamorphosis to his letters to his fiancée Felice—is not hard to see. The artist is drawn to the writer’s creativity, born from the mind of an emotionally troubled man: “His fantasy life was so great that he could describe America having never been here…he could understand emotional things and be so emotionally damaged,” she marvels. But on the topic of her mother she is more reticent, held back by a deeply seated, complex feeling of what I suspect to be both love and fear for a woman with little love to give her children. Pondick’s mother, however, died in October of last year; and for the first time, the artist has been able to feel free of her shadow. Holding the mirror of influence up to her body of work, it becomes clear that the relationship between Kafka and Mother is closer than it initially appears.
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September 2019

Rona Pondick on view

Rona Pondick’s work is currently on view in shows from the permanent collections at three distinguished museums this season: The Nasher Sculpture Center, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Portland Museum of Art. Head in Tree, AP, 2006-08, Stainless steel at the Nasher...
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July 2019

Marc Straus in Time Out New York

This summer group is based on the premise that the worlds of boxing and art are somewhat similar—at least in terms of just how quickly professional fortunes can turn for artist and pugilist alike. One day you could be a champ and the next...
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June 2019

Masterpiece London 2019

We’re pleased to be a part of Masterpiece London 2019, featuring works by Chris Jones, Sandro Chia, Antonio Santin, Clive Smith and Michael Brown.
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April 2019

Entang Wiharso Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Entang Wiharso, whose artwork is exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, has received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. The announcement was made Wednesday by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in The New York Times. In a statement, the foundation writes, “This year,...
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March 2019

Michael Brown Joins MARC STRAUS

There is a saying in Yiddish – Bashert – it was meant to be… My wife Livia brought me to Michael’s studio in Saugerties, NY when Michael Brown was just completing his undergraduate studies at SUNY New Paltz. She had nominated him for an...
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