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Works by John Chamberlain GALLERY


There is something soulfully rewarding about viewing modern art out of an urban context. Whether sculptures built into the hills of Japan’s Naoshima or Jeff Koons invading Versailles, viewing the austerity of modern art in an unexpected setting somehow just works in a fancy tickling sense. Artist communities and moves upstate are becoming increasingly common as Manhattan and Brooklyn realty continue to boom, and with the picturesque surrounds, it’s not hard to gauge why. Set in the rolling tranquility of the Dutchess County, Beacon is a former mill town and now art haven. Passing by the Hudson en route up, it’s an unforgettable journey. Presently on show, Carl Andre’s show at DIA is like a giant game of Tetris that mirrors the geometry of the incredible former Nabisco box-factory perfectly. Text and Photo Kate Atkinson


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MARTIN HONERT at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York +

MARTIN HONERT at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

A resin polar bear sculpture by German artist Martin Honert included in Matthew Marks Gallery's summer group exhibition. Honert creates truthful sculptures to function as a discussion between the present day and memories of childhood. Honert's polar bear becomes a singular representation of memory disconnected from nostalgia but part of an ongoing narrative.  On view through August 14th 2014 at Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin