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06.29.12 Marina Galperina

Nan Goldin’s protege David Armstrong would party with Jean-Michel Basquait, John Waters, Rene Ricard and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and, as substantial photographers do, contributed to substantially to the field of photography. But first, he shot a lot of ’70s and early ’80s downtown New York scene kids. In Kodachrome […]

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06.27.11 Marina Galperina

Before “blogs” and “Facebook” and kids these days self-publishing their adolescent make-outs, there was Ed Templeton. The pro skateboarder-turned-artist’s series captures slobbering children and almost-adults with “candid realism.” Enjoy the awkward artifacts of ravenous puberty, now on view at the Half Gallery, and try not to think about Kids. “Teenage Kissers,” Ed Templeton, Jun 23 […]

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12.29.09 Will Sherman

Next month, artist Hannes Bend is showing off a series of sugary sculptures, casting cavities of iconic form. The hard candy collection, featuring a crucifix, Durer’s “Praying Hands,” and a trophy buck, will be exhibited alongside a new series of abstract paintings by the Berlin-based artist. Sharing a playfulness with their medium, these works will […]

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11.12.09 Will Sherman

Purple magazine founder and editor Olivier Zahm is taking his fashion porn offline and into the gallery. Through December, Chinatown’s Half Gallery will host the Parisian photoblogger’s first exhibition, much of it presumably culled from his Tumblr, Purple Diary. Without many details about the show, it’s a safe bet it will feature a similarly explicit […]

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10.23.09 Will Sherman

Next week artist Ry Fyan opens an exhibition of recent collages at Half Gallery. Similar to his assemblage process of painting, Fyan draws from a variety of sources, seeking “imagery and symbols that exude an uneasy frisson, a cognitive dissonance if you will, which seem to resist quick uptake and consumption.” The solo show will […]

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09.03.09 Will Sherman

Half Gallery’s new show is full of hot air. Opening next week, the exhibit features the inflated artwork of California-based performer, Buster Balloon, “the top balloon twister in the world” according to his secret collaborator Jeff Koons. Gallery-goers are invited to buy some short-lived, $100 “balloonicatures” during Tuesday’s show from 6 to 8 PM at […]

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