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March 25, 2021

Vera Iliatova Interviewed for Twilight Talks

Twilight Talks is a series of conversations with arts and culture professionals about their work and unique perspectives on contemporary life. Born out of the new political reality — post-election 2016 — the talks are held at twilight overlooking New York City’s West Side. Twilight Talks is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Wilson Reyes and hosted by independent curator and writer Kevin Moore.

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March 17, 2021

Sam Jablon in conversation with Mike Cloud

A conversation with artists Mike Cloud and Sam Jablon on the occasion of their two-person exhibition, blurred life time, at the Landing in Los Angeles.

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March 10, 2021

Enrique Martínez Celaya Interviewed in The Brooklyn Rail

Enrique Martínez Celaya is that rare artist who is also a polymath. Born in Cuba, raised in Spain and Puerto Rico, he now lives in California. Originally, he studied science, receiving a bachelor of science degree in applied physics and a minor in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He followed this up with a master of science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in quantum electronics. But then, after this, on his way to a PhD, he did an abrupt turn, and changed to art, earning an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently the Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts at the University of Southern California.

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March 04, 2021

Marc Dennis Exhibition in Artnet News Newsletter

Paradise Lost exhibition currently on view at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art is featured in the Artnet news newsletter.

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February 24, 2021

Lyle Ashton Harris Interview in Observer

For Observer, I had the chance to speak with artist Lyle Ashton Harris, who was featured in the film particularly for his work in the “Black Male” exhibit shown at the Whitney Museum from 1994-1995, and with director Sam Pollard, about what nuanced Black art is and what this film means in looking towards the direction of Black art in the future.

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February 17, 2021

Scooter LaForge on Culture Place

Scooter LaForge is profiled on Culture Place for their current exhibition titled “Peace, Love & Hope”.

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February 08, 2021

Deborah Brown interviewed in Juxtapoz Magazine

It’s been over a year since Covid-19 has been hitting the headlines but it’s about this time in 2020 when our lives started getting directly affected by what was coming up. Whether it’s technical issues, supply problems, mobility concerns, or even the lack of motivation, the new state of things forced or encourage a shift of focus for a lot of creatives from the standard field of interest to the new horizons. And one of such people is Deborah Brown whose debut show with Anna Zorina Gallery is on view until February 13th. Things As They Are marks a year in which the Brooklyn-based artist started reconstructing her own experience of reality, celebrating the here and now through a series of quotidian scenes while putting herself as the main protagonist to some extent.

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January 23, 2021

Studio visit with Vera Iliatova

Rendered in minute detail yet with painterly breadth, Iliatova’s paintings are fictional syntheses. Mysterious landscapes and intricate interiors are populated by female protagonists, real and imagined; the inspiration is drawn from disparate sources, including Iliatova’s immediate surroundings, art history, American teleseries and Soviet coming-of-age films, such as “100 Days After Childhood” and “Assa” by Sergei Solovyov. Iliatova integrates these disjointed topographies through a complex and intuitive painting process, and uses preparatory studies as touchstones. Her palette is subtle and particular, with muted compound colours and luscious shades of green.

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January 21, 2021

Deborah Brown reviewed in Forbes Magazine

Deborah Brown was organizing a group show with fellow artist Patty Horing scheduled to open in the summer of 2020 when the deadly pandemic forced New Yorkers into quarantine. “By mid-March (2020) as everything was grinding to a halt, I was struck by the opportunity this afforded me to paint a self-portrait that reflected the profound isolation and fear we all were all experiencing,” said Brown. Looking at a small portrait she created of her holding her late dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named Zeus, Brown found new inspiration.

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January 18, 2021

Deborah Brown in Artnet Editors’ Picks

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area.

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January 17, 2021

Margo Sawyer at The Grace Museum

In 2018, The Grace Museum was privileged to acquire Margo Sawyer’s acclaimed 1998 sculptural installation BLUE through an unprecedented collaboration with The Contemporary Austin and the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas Austin. For this exhibition Sawyer installs BLUE in response to The Grace Museum’s unique historical galleries and creates REFLECT featuring new work as an ongoing conversation with the past and present.

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January 03, 2021

Reed Anderson Featured in Artnet News Newsletter

Reed Anderson’s Welcome All For You exhibition at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art is included in the “Featured Artworks in the Gallery Network” page on Artnet.

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