Interview:
Shiva Ahmadi

BOMB Magazine
May 22, 2020

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“The systems around us are shrouded in robes of opulence and gold. Shiva Ahmadi knows. Enter, she says. Then she divulges that which might otherwise slither, undetected, in the folds. Aglitter under the lowlight like an eye in the cave, Ahmadi’s work hums something long and unplaceable as I enter the room it occupies. Is what I see the detritus of human gore or an elated expression of release?...”

Interview:
Ryan Bock

BOMB Magazine
November 18, 2019
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“Visual artist Ryan Bock has created a world of darkness, populated with strange characters, enigmatic architectures, and a perpetual twilight that are reminders of reality while operating within the realms of the fantastical and eerie. If the artwork is the portal into the world of Bock’s creation, then the artist is the oracle, beckoning us to examine the cryptic and veiled labyrinth we experience over the course of our lives... As the 
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Somnambulist suggests, Bock’s work is the stuff of dreams, creating a multitude of experiences that can be relayed but not relived, communicated but never re-created...”


Profile: Ryan Bock

UP Mag
October 2019
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“The narrative of art history is what makes it digestible to us. I’d like to think this is a result of humanity’s impulse for creative storytelling. But I’ve always found that the most exceptional artists, ones like Ryan Bock, are those who are not only influenced by trend and observation of contemporary life, but who concern themselves with an unexpected clustering of source material and inspiration...

Studio Visit: Nancy Elsamanoudi

BOMB Magazine
May 21, 2019
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“It is a Sunday morning in Nancy Elsamanoudi’s studio. Arriving here at Brooklyn Army Terminal to listen to her make long brushstrokes across the canvas brings to mind the cathartic conclusion of a great pilgrimage. Alongside the sound of this labor, she describes how the act of creation in New York City, and how the anonymity and nonlinearity of life here, have recalibrated her lived experiences of art and gender.”


Interview: Maxwell Deter

BOMB Magazine
September 26, 2019
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“As New York City’s J train screeches overhead in Chinatown, Maxwell Deter pulls his hand-crafted masks out of a canvas bag, untangling their appendages and inspecting the damage. They’ve been on tour with Onyx Collective, whose home base is here beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The experimental jazz group’s founder, Isaiah Barr, is improvising on his keyboard, as Deter puts on a mask and sits on the arm of a couch. On the floor, thick strands of duct tape stream from the brim of a dirty, white construction helmet, also recently used in one of the group’s performances...”

The Occasion of Crewdson-Meets-Crewdson

Columbia Journal
January 3, 2018
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“Crewdson is deft at provoking our anxieties, at exploring human psychology through scenes of the fantastic in suburbia, of alienation in the everyday. His focus in Cathedral, by contrast, reveals hopefulness in the face of stasis and escapism through soft-edged shadow and panoramic breadth of the nature surrounding the characters in each photograph.”