Oracular Creatures and Arcane Spaces: The Enigmatic Art of Jenna Barton

I'm not sure how I've only just discovered the work of American illustrator and designer Jenna Barton, but better now than never at all and rest assured I'm paying close attention now. I have a particular fondness for visual art that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives about what they're seeing. Barton's cryptic …

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Medieval Cats vs. Monday Blues

Whether you've got too much, too little, or only wibbly-wobbly things happening this week, nothing puts a brand new week into perspective like the angst-ridden, demented, confused, just plain sad, or otherwise troubled visages and misshapen bodies of medieval art cats. I thought I knew existential angst until I saw this anguished kitty: Many of …

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Fossil and Inner Strength: Pejac Beautifies Brooklyn and Manhattan

Do you remember the first time you saw something painted, drawn, or pasted onto an outside wall, or perhaps a utility pole or street sign, and recognized that you were seeing street art? I'm trying to do that right now and I'm struggling. I feel as though I've simply always been aware of it, starting …

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Welcome to King Country: A Tribute to Stephen King by Jordan Monsell

In King Country everyone can hear you scream... but do they care? Behold the monstrous glory that is "King Country," a visual tribute to the career of legendary author Stephen King created by Los Angeles-based illustrator and humorist Jordan Monsell. With 56 novels and over 200 short stories under his belt (to say nothing of all the non-fiction, …

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Interoception: Miles Johnston at Last Rites Gallery

If you're in New York, please do us both a favor and head over to the Last Rites Gallery between now and April 21st to experience Interoception, the debut solo exhibition of oil on linen paintings and graphite on paper drawings by UK-born, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston. “Interoception” is the essence of our internal states of thought and feeling, covering …

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Long Live the Easter Queen

Cadbury Creme Eggs have always been the only Easter-related thing I care about (though they're closely followed by their candy-shelled Chocolate Mini Egg cousins). But today, thanks to a webcomic called Optipess, created by Kristian Nygård, the Xenomorph Easter Queen and her Facehugger Easter eggs both joined that short list. Just look at her sproing! And, because …

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