‘On the Street Named Pedro Pietri’ by Bob Holman

On the most amazing day you were born and you were died We was waiting for you everywhere and you surprised us By showing up everywhere else Where once were bottles now only bottlecaps hang in mid-joint Waiting for the air to turn into red wine and cheeseburgers And the bottlecaps without bottles will be … Continued

Interview with the Artist: Antony Zito

Antony Zito: My Father Was a Satyr November 22 – December 22, 2019 Antony Zito is a portrait painter and collector of objects, who moved to the Lower East Side from New England in 1992. Zito has spent more than 20 years on New York’s Lower East Side, where he ran a gallery and portrait … Continued

Tessa Hugues-Freeland Filmography by Charlie Ahearn

Watching some of Tessa’s hallucinatory classics like Instinct: Bitches Side is my idea of cinematic pleasure: a bizarre mix of Bette Davis, Mae West, a spider, and a sexy seductress, all driven by a score echoing film history. Tessa has been at it since the early 80s, making films for no money…films clearly stamped with … Continued

Tripping the Light Fantastic By Carlo McCormick

For some 40 years, Tessa Hughes-Freeland has been, in her own highly idiosyncratic way, carving out an utterly unique place within the realm of art and film. Sometimes it makes sense, corresponding with cultural currents that have placed her work firmly within a recognizable context, allowing us to see her as part of something larger, … Continued

Tessa Hughes-Freeland By Ed Halter

The world as seen in Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s early films is one of startling extremities. In movies such as her do-it-yourself go-go dancer documentary Baby Doll (1982), shot at Tribeca’s fabled Baby Doll Lounge, or Dirty (1992), her unrelenting adaptation of George Bataille’s tale of excremental abjection Le Bleu du Ciel (Blue of Noon) made with … Continued

The Third Position: Sculpture at the Extremes by Carlo McCormick

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications. For all that we spend countless lives and generations just trying to figure things out—as if the folly of understanding the world and universe around us were endemic to the human condition—there is a place where logic ends, and that too constitutes a fundamental place … Continued

Linus Coraggio—The Existential Weld by Brad Melamed

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications. Apocalyptic Now. On the last day of July 2019, a thunderstorm plays soundtrack to the works that line the walls of Linus Coraggioʼs studio. It is an immersive environment, a portal into the apocalyptic subversion that is the “now” of Coraggio’s work. Ranging in scale … Continued

Linus Coraggio: Onto the Streets by Anthony Haden-Guest

Click Here to view the catalog for Linus Coraggio’s Ramifications.  When the street art phenom broke big in the early- 80s, art worldlings got a grip soon enough and Keith  Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat became the anointed ones. But in 2017, Richard Hambleton, the creator of that street presence, Shadowman, OD’d. And blew … Continued

Inside Out: The Power of Art in Prisons

A young woman on the cusp of 22 years of age is sentenced to life in prison. A 14-year-old teen hasn’t seen his family in six months because they could not afford to post bail. A 45-year-old woman with three children serves a four-year sentence for opioid possession—developing an addiction to the drug after a … Continued