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April 28, 2021

Sarah Sudhoff Awarded Houston MOCA Grant

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announces the first grants through the newly designed City’s Initiative (CI) grant program. The seven inaugural awards will support cultural activations in neighborhoods and strengthen community resilience.

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April 21, 2021

Cruz Ortiz in Marfa Pop-Up

Texas artist Cruz Ortiz will exhibit with Lottie Mae Lounge at a two-day pop up at The Sentinel, April 23 and 24.

Ortiz is an American Contemporary Artist who uses multiple mediums examining social, historical and political narratives through bold graphic screen print, figurative abstract portraiture and dream-like landscapes. Ortiz explores how painting pushes the critical contextualization of social issues, especially in the Texas-Mexico borderlands. One key element in Ortiz’s work is his tradition of leaving the studio to paint “en plein air” at various West Texas locations.

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April 15, 2021

Marc Dennis on cover of Elevated Magazine

Marc Dennis is an American artist known for his hyper-realistic paintings that celebrate the subversive potential of beauty and sexuality and explore the charged subjects of identity, pleasure and power. Interested in transformative possibilities, Dennis merges various movements throughout the western art historical canon, with modern tropes in order to create fresh paintings rich with hype and narrative where elements of the Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelites, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Disney intersect.

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April 15, 2021

McKay Otto in Artnet News

Are you looking for art for all the wrong places?

Sometimes the idiosyncratic corners and crevices of our homes look bare and boring on their own, but more traditionally scaled works simply won’t fit. Luckily, the Artnet Gallery Network is home to thousands upon thousands of artworks of all shapes and sizes.

For those of you seeking that “just right” addition to your home, we’ve handpicked a few super small, asymmetrical, and ultra-skinny artworks that will add some color to a variety of quirky spaces.

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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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