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Features & Interviews

After We've Wrecked the Place: Joan Nelson's Future Landscapes
After We've Wrecked the Place: Joan Nelson's Future Landscapes

By Hunter Braithwaite

Nelson’s latest paintings continue her career-long exploration of the tradition of landscape painting. Though both image and construction point directly to the process of their construction, the works depict a world beyond the touch of human civilization.

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Reverend Joyce McDonald: Deliverance Through Clay
Reverend Joyce McDonald: Deliverance Through Clay

By John Chiaverina

Reverend McDonald employs sculpted portraits and miniature busts of her family members to extend a message of hope and strength through her artworks. 

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Siobhan Liddell: Connecting the Eternal to the Everday
Siobhan Liddell: Connecting the Eternal to the Everday

By John Chiaverina

In Siobhan Liddell's latest works, the artist grounds large, abstracted thoughts by adorning the unknown with modest materials. A painting of Earth, seen from space is obscured by a dollar bill. The artist's musings on what lies beyond our everyday are viewable in her paintings. 

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Paolo Salvador: Indigenous Identities in the Natural World
Paolo Salvador: Indigenous Identities in the Natural World

By Francesca Gavin

The artist’s latest body of work is alchemized from a sublime use of color, Peruvian myths and personal dreams. Salvador reveals how being away from Peru has helped him reflect on his culture, his identity, and how he engages with it now. 

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Altoon Sultan's Enigmatic Resistance
Altoon Sultan's Enigmatic Resistance

By Francesca Gavin

Writer Francesca Gavin spoke with the artist to learn about her long-standing career, her preference for Renaissance techniques and exceptionally lively use of color. Sultan's works sit between the abstract and the figurative with a certain, enigmatic focus.

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Reyes | Finn and the New Detroit
Reyes | Finn and the New Detroit

By John Chiaverina

Reyes | Finn has moved from the suburbs of Detroit to the city proper and made an imprint on both the city and the contemporary art world at large, showing a mixture of locals and out-of-town artists and engaging its community in a variety of ways.

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David Shrobe on Reclaiming Humanity
David Shrobe on Reclaiming Humanity

By Francesca Gavin

Bronx and Harlem based artist David Shrobe’s paintings resemble collaged, textured rethinking of classical portraits. The results are artworks that rework our experience of historical, social and political experience.

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“Independent has a near cult status among art world insiders, consistently serving up intriguing, original contemporary art.”

– The Wall Street Journal

Podcasts

Marcio Botner
Marcio Botner

Voices on Art
with Marcio Botner

In this podcast episode, we interview Marcio Botner who is the director of Rio de Janeiro-based gallery, A Gentil Caricoa. The gallery will feature works by Brazilian-based artist Vinicius Gerheim in a solo presentation.

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

Peter Nadin
Peter Nadin

VOICES ON ART
with Peter Nadin

The latest podcast episode features guest Peter Nadin. Off Paradise will present a dual presentation with paintings by Peter Nadin and Maximillian Schubert. This intergenerational presentation will bring together Nadin’s House and Dream, whose companion painting is in the Met’s collection, and Schubert’s Nocturnes, which features color for the first time in the artist’s work.

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

RJ Messineo
RJ Messineo

VOICES ON ART
with RJ Messineo

We interview artist RJ Messineo ahead of their solo presented by Morán Morán. The artist talks about painting as a life need. For Messineo, they understand painting as a motor that propels themselves forward. They follow that path by listening, receiving, and paying close attention to that process. 

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In Collaboration with Voices on Art

Nick Olney
Nick Olney

VOICES ON ART
with Nick Olney

Kasmin's Director, Nicholas Olney, discusses the gallery's leadership and trajectory of its artistic program since the founder's passing in 2020. Kasmin's team has selected and invited many new artists to their roster. One of which is vanessa german, a Pittsburgh-based sculpture artist whose solo presentation at Independent is highly anticipated. 

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

Audie Murray
Audie Murray

Voices on Art
with Audie Murray

In our latest podcast episode, we interview artist Audie Murray ahead of her New York debut presented by Fazakas Gallery. She touches on the influence of her Métis heritage, an Indigenous group of Canada, and the importance of incorporating traditional craft in modern times.

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

Frank Maresca
Frank Maresca

Voices on Art
with Frank Maresca

In this episode, we interviewed Frank Maresca, a legendary gallerist focusing on self-taught artists. Ricco/Maresca will present the late Paddy Bedford's work, which draws on his Indigenous Australian heritage

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

Sophie Barber
Sophie Barber

Voices on Art
with Sophie Barber

We interview Sophie Barber ahead of her anticipated New York debut, to be presented by Alison Jacques. THis captivating discussion celebrates Barber's uniquely bright perspective on art-making.

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

Jennifer Bolande
Jennifer Bolande

Voices on Art
with Jennifer Bolande

The Los Angeles based artist will present an overview of her works with Magenta Plains in May. In this engaging discussion Bolande goes over her career which spans 30 years, from the beginning to growing through unknown spaces. 

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In collaboration with Voices on Art

 

Ebony L. Haynes and Bernard I. Lumpkin
Ebony L. Haynes and Bernard I. Lumpkin

Fair Enough
Conversations Around a Sustainable Future in the Art World

This discussion includes a variety of perspectives on what art's potential can be to effect new frameworks in an ever changing society. 

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In collaboration with CROZIER

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Alvin Hall with Glenn Adamson, Estrellita Brodsky and Wendy Olsoff
Alvin Hall with Glenn Adamson, Estrellita Brodsky and Wendy Olsoff

Fair Enough
Purpose Driven Collecting

This discussion ranges on a variety of perspectives on what thoughtful art collecting can be, from a less is more approach, to ethics on what art is represented in museums for reflecting our society, artistic and social movements.

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in collaboration with CROZIER

Christine Kuan with Suzanne Demisch, Tom Hale, Florian Idenburg and Timothée Verrecchia
Christine Kuan with Suzanne Demisch, Tom Hale, Florian Idenburg and Timothée Verrecchia

Fair Enough
Design and Technology for a Sustainable Future

This discussion ranges on a variety of perspectives on what our future impact can be, from a less is more approach both online and in terms of our carbon footprint.

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in collaboration with CROZIER

Larry Ossei-Mensah with Pedro Barbosa, LaTiesha Fazakas and Nate Young
Larry Ossei-Mensah with Pedro Barbosa, LaTiesha Fazakas and Nate Young

Fair Enough
A Look at Art's Potential to Reflect Society and Influence Progress

The inaugural episode of Fair Enough: Conversations Around a Sustainable Future in the Art World, a podcast produced by Independent. This discussion includes a variety of perspectives on what art's potential can be to effect new frameworks in an ever changing society. 

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In collaboration with Crozier

Zoé Blue M.

presented by PAGE (NYC)

Bony Ramirez

presented by REGULARNORMAL

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