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Free Patternicity

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Mark Sheinckman: New Paintings Lennon Weinberg, NYC Until March 5th, 2017

Mark Sheinkman sets up his canvas with an oil and alkyd ground and polishes and reprimes it again, until it looks like Carrera marble, so that it can take the thin black oil paint. He wipes off and lays in. Many of the pieces deal with tropes of painting and design. Squiggles and spots, diamonds on what appears to be a spinning disk. Cross hatching becoming unmoored and floating away, Some are pure muscle memory. Lines just moving and co responding. Like the way Coltrane drops off the theme and into the solo on "Ascension," responding to a shifting background of changing modality, with a thin free line twisting in the void.

The way Sheinkman treats the edge speaks to the material that he thinks he sees. It's an issue. Where are we? What is this? The edge of what? »

- Millree Hughes

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Frosty & Frigid

22 February 2017 7:21 AM, PST

It's that time of year again: the Frigid NY Festival is taking over the Kraine Theater and Under St. Marks for 19 days, with 30 plays ranging from personal narratives to parodies to science comedy to the avant-garde. We will be discussing a mere four of the productions in our two dispatches from the festival, but information and tickets for all of this year's shows can be found at www.FRIGIDnewyork.info. As every year, all proceeds from tickets sales go directly to the artists.

The Idaho Jackson Action Playset Written by Brad Lawrence Directed by Cyndi Freeman Presented by Nefarious Laboratory at Under St Marks, NYC February 16-March 5, 2017

After last year's excellent The Gospel of Sherilyn Fenn, storyteller (and burlesque performer) Brad Lawrence returns to the Frigid Festival with another masterfully entertaining plunge into the turbulent waters of childhood. Clad in jeans and a Wilma-from-Buck Rogers t-shirt and accompanied onstage by »

- Leah Richards

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