The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

New CopenYork

3/8/2017

New CopenYork is the first, in what I hope to be a series of exhibitions that share the visual arts cultures of New York City and Copenhagen. Over time, Copenhagen-based Co-Curator Eric Prince of Prince Gallery CPH and I will reveal a small selection of the various styles, media and genres of our respective local contemporary art scenes beginning with this show at Galerie Protégé. We do this not to find similarities, even though we may stumble upon one from time to time, or are we attempting to create a cross continental dialog. Instead, we hope to uncover in one very overt and visual way what concerns or fascinates the artists of both cities enough to create art.

Artnet

Artnet

Jesse Best Shoots AbEx Into Orbit

10/27/2016

I never thought about it before, but there’s a strange correlation between the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and the birth of the postwar Space Age. I was woken up to that link (or – OK – coincidence) by some of the works in a show by the young painter Jesse Best now at Galerie Protégé in New York, dedicated to showing emerging artists.

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post

Behind the Scenes: William Thompson

10/23/2016

We were both working on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when I first met William Thompson. By our 9:00am break that same day I learned just how dedicated he was to his art. Today, as we both work on the second season of the hit comedy-drama Master of None, I see more than ever his unrelenting devotion to art.

Fjord's Review

Fjord's Review

MORAY HILLARY, PRE-NEW REFLECTIVE CURATED BY ALISON PERZ

7/27/2016

“I’m interested in producing art about being human and being alive. These works examine the tenuousness of life and aging.” — Moray Hillary

Currently on view at Galerie Protégé is Pre-New Reflective, a series of haunting faceless portraits and sculptural assemblages by Scottish painter Moray Hillary. Curated by Alison Pierz, the exhibition explores the artist’s personal obsession with the concept of entropy, the fragile decline of youth into old age, and themes of impermanence. Formally, Pre-New Reflective can also be read as an extension of Hillary’s previous body of work, Instability, Inc. which was comprised of paintings on vintage automotive circular wing mirrors.

Musee Magazine

Musee Magazine

Barbara Rosenthal at Galerie Protégé

7/11/2016

Earlier this month, Galerie Protégé concluded Barbara Rosenthal’s solo exhibition, where she displayed 50 photographs from her first novel, “Wish for Amnesia,” as well as the latest 6 draft editions of the novel. It had started on June 9th and ended on July 2nd. There were two artist’s receptions as part of the exhibition, where Rosenthal read and recorded two chapters of her book, the most recent in a series of recordings done at major art and literary events. 

d'Art International

d'Art International

ReVision All Over Again

7/1/2016

As the legendary New York Yankees baseball manager Yogi Berra liked to say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” With déjà vu, I reference the show at Galerie Protégé in Chelsea titled ReVision. Running further with the analogy, Yogi Berra’s part here was played by D. Dominick Lombardi. As the manager, or curator of the exhibition in this case, he would have laid out his strategy to the players and barked, “Get out there and play ball!” 

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Moses Hoskins: The Real Deal

12/29/2015

I was first introduced to Moses Hoskins by Eileen Costello, Ph.D. in 1995. He resided in NYC for seven years at that time, having moved from Iowa in 1988, as his art had already caught the eye of a few serious art professionals. This was a time of a vastly changing art scene in New York. The way I remember it, the Madison AvenueGalleries and 57th Street Galleries were holding strong, but the East Village Art Scene had pretty much run its course the decade before. SoHo had staged something of a come back as its galleries migrated farther and farther east to and past Broadway, efforts that would inevitably fail due to a variety of factors including the eventual success of Chelsea, which, at that time was still in its infancy, while more and more galleries started opening in Brooklyn and a few more were added to TriBeCa and theLower East Side.

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

ReVision curated by D. Dominick Lombardi at Galerie Protégé

12/02/2015

Every day we are bombarded with an army of sensory stimulations, the majority visual, which we in turn process almost automatically. Rarely do we pause to give thought to the mechanism of how we react to certain cues and filter the constant influx of surrounding information. We are thus lucky to have five New York artists take on this daunting task for us.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Jeanne Tremel: Active Dreams and Contemplative Art

11/10/2015

A sculptor, painter and installation artist, Jeanne Tremel reveals that elusive space between visual perception and what the mind and body feels and experiences both consciously and unconsciously. It is hard to put ones finger on it, but there is this non-linear chasm an artist's imagination can fall into and instead of grabbing onto something concrete or previously believed to be the way things "should" be one allows uninhibited reactive expressions in various forms to emerge and flow. Acceptance of this process or thinking, or not thinking for that matter, is the best way to approach the multi-disciplinary art of Tremel.

Street Art NYC

Street Art NYC

Jamie Martinez’s Triangulism Art in Hunt for Inspiration Continues until April 23 at Chelsea’s Galerie Protégé

4/21/2015

Until April 23 it is still possible to see Jamie Martinez’s distinctly wonderful art at Galerie Protégé.  Fashioned meticulously and inventively from triangles, Jamie’s works on display range from exquisite oil paintings to tantalizing abstract designs. Here is a sampling of the works from the exhibit, Hunt for Inspiration, curated by Oscar A. Laluyan:

ArtsLife

ArtsLife

How to Validate an Artwork? Pixel-it

4/16/2015

The question of authorship is a relatively old one, but one that continues with some relevance today. Passing art history’s ideas of appropriation, the question returned as notable art stars took to the role of “producer/architect” with large studios of assistants turning out fabulously expensive and often times perfectly crafted items of cultural grist.

Artiholics

Artiholics

Hunting For Artistic Inspiration In Manhattan With Jamie Martinez

4/4/2015

Hunt for Inspiration – a recent solo gallery show featuring artwork by Jamie Martinez at the Galerie Protege in Chelsea was incredibly well received in its opening reception.  The basement level gallery was buzzing with excited viewers of all kinds.  A mixed lot of artists, enthusiasts, collectors, photographers and more talked with excitement while taking iPhone photos of the work – reveling in the unique qualities of the geometric images that emblazon Martinez’s canvases.

Gallery Fiend

Gallery Fiend

FIEND IS ON A GALLERY SAFARI HUNT

4/2/2015

Pith Helmet aside, just arm yourself with your cell phone and aim with your camera. Discover the innovative Triangulism World of Jamie Martinez where the wild life jumps out at you! it’s GRRRRRR baby!!!!!! Fierce really. 

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

The Transcendental World of Jamie Martinez

03/31/2015

At this past Thursday’s gallery opening of artist Jamie Martinez’s solo show “Hunt for Inspiration”, cell phone cameras were out in full force as the weapon of choice in order to really see the work in a truly interactive, energized experience. As the viewer looks at each individual piece of work, expertly curated by Oscar A. Laluyan, an abstract host of triangles greets you. As we are instructed to do via a message plaque on the wall, the viewer sees the work through a camera, preferably a phone camera. This results in a litany of surprising A- HA moments and magically an image comes into focus – a mountain cat, a wolf, Medusa’s visage jump out, then the collective OHHHHS! ring out.

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Magick Show at Galerie Protégé

1/14/2015

Folks who like to read about and delve into the esoteric prefer to use the term “magick” instead of “magic”, since magic, to many folks, merely connotes commercial prestidigitation. Indeed, magick was of amazing historical significance. During the Renaissance magick was established as a counter-cultural movement in opposition to the Church and we see an interesting type of evolution in the belief in the efficacy of magick during the initial stages of the scientific revolution.

The Proletarian Art Snob

The Proletarian Art Snob

Magick Show at Galerie Protégé in Chelsea

1/9/2015

Folks who like to read about and delve into the esoteric prefer to use the term “magick” instead of “magic”, since magic, to many folks, merely connotes commercial prestidigitation. Indeed, magick was of amazing historical significance. During the Renaissance magick was established as a counter-cultural movement in opposition to the Church and we see an interesting type of evolution in the belief in the efficacy of magick during the initial stages of the scientific revolution.

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

The Playground of The Fantastical at Galerie Protégé

The first thing you see coming down the spiral stairs is a large intense sculpture by Maria Lynch. This soft colorful piece is made out of different textures that resemble stuffed animals’ tentacles, tails, horns and other long and pointy objects; collaged and sewn together, hanging like an abstract piñata. I love her use of different textiles and fabrics mixed with foam, they are playful and rich but also express a weird strangeness because of the execution and overall look of the sculpture.

Street Art NYC

Street Art NYC

Joseph Meloy on Street Art Vandal Expressionism, "The Playground of the Fantastical!" and more

With a strong presence on the streets throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, Joseph Meloy’s distinctive aesthetic has also made its way into a range of galleries and alternative spaces.  Opening this evening at Galerie Protégé at 197 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea is The Playground of the Fantastical!, an intriguing selection of Meloy’s recent works on an array of surfaces. I stopped by the exhibit yesterday and also had the opportunity to speak to Joseph. - See more at Street Art NYC

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Boxed in Plastics by Justine Hill at Galerie Protégé

May 1, 2014

or some reason, it seemed like every gallery in Chelsea had an opening last Thursday April 24th. We started our night at Galerie Protégé for Boxed in Plastics by Justine Hill. This is her first solo show in New York and with the gallery.  I interviewed Justine before the opening and was impressed by her work and the thoughts behind this exhibition. In Boxed in Plastics Justine merges and overlaps diverse abstract languages with various applications and styles. The layers, colors and bold strokes balance each other and give the show harmony. Currently she’s exploring abstract notions of space through the removal of direct references to things in the world, so that even though she began her career by exploring landscape, it’s impossible to look at one of her pieces and determine whether it’s in the landscape, portrait, still life etc. tradition. http://artefuse.com/2014/05/01/boxed-in-plastics-by-justine-hill-at-galerie-protege/

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Interview with artist Justine Hill

April 24, 2014

AF: When did your interest within the arts begin?

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Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Nick Doyle: Contemplating the Void at Galerie Protege.

March 19, 2014

Last Thursday night, in a winter that never seems to end, I attended Nick Doyle’s Contemplating the Void at Galeire Protégé. Nick is an assistant and fabricator to Tom Sachs, and from the press release alone, I couldn’t wait for the opening. This playful, witty and well-constructed show not only put a smile on my face, it also got my creative juices flowing and all of a sudden, I felt like a kid in a toy store. The show consists of five oil paintings and six sculptures with kinetic revelations. The paintings helped break up the layout of the show and provided a well needed contrast to the entertaining sculptures.

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Art Nerd New York

Art Nerd New York

Constructed, Collaged, Combined & Congruent at Galerie Protege

February 6, 2014

We love us some Katya Grokhovsky, check her out in this incredible group show at Galerie Protege.
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Street Art NYC

Street Art NYC

Joseph Meloy, Enrico Oyama, Chris RWK, and Herb Smith aka Veng in “Beyond Literacy” at Chelsea’s Galerie Protégé

January 8, 2014

Complex

Complex

10 Places to Buy Affordable Art in New York

December 22, 2013

New York City is a contradictory kind of town. It’s a place where $250 dinner prix fixe menus are just as easy to find as $2.50 street vendor hot dogs. Nowhere are those fluctuations more evident than in the city's art scene. It’s home to some of the most astute art collectors on the planet—the kind who can afford to pay $120 million for a pastel version of The Scream—yet its storefronts (and sidewalks) are littered with talented artists and galleries who are selling original works for about .005 percent of the cost of a Munch painting. You just need to know where to find them (and no, IKEA doesn’t count).

To help you in that endeavor, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to browse—and buy—on the (relatively) cheap. Here are 10 Places to Buy Affordable Art in New York.

http://www.complex.com/art-design/2013/12/places-to-buy-affordable-art-in-new-york/galerie-protg

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

4 Contemporary Female Artists Who Are Shaping The Future Of Painting

December 19, 2013

Galerie Protégé's "Currently Untitled" features four painters, each with a distinct language of shape, color, texture and form. While remaining engaged in dialogue with artists past, the selected women also fight for a relevant future of the medium. Like a form of time travel, the paintings below activate the art historical canon and remix their findings, each creating a distinct vision of contemporary communication as mediated through pigment.

Behold, four female artists shaping the field of contemporary painting.

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Musee Magazine

Musee Magazine

NO PICTURE, NO NAME: A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

October 21, 2013

Once you are in the MOMA you are part of the establishment.

Entropy is as much a reality in the art world as anywhere, the inexorable loss of modernity. To truly be considered contemporary when must something have been created? At what point does an object of art give over to it’s own contemporaneous entropy and become a ‘movement’, or worse a ‘school’?

Then we have to speak about what establishes a work as art, at what point – upon how many viewings does something become considered worthy of a place on a hallowed museum wall?

Clearly the MOMA people know what they are doing, so we will call this immediate art, or immediate photography.

In order to find the artists displayed in No Picture No Name the curator/director Robert Dimin and Jaclyn Acker had to put in a lot of foot work. Its easy to grab 12 undergraduate photography students and throw them at the wall and see what sticks; it’s an entirely different thing to curate a show of the most immediate photography.

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Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

A Performance Artist’s Grotesque Femininity

October 9, 2013

My memory finally caught up with the ephemera of a familiar artist when I went to go see Katya Grokhovsky’s show Bodybeautiful at Galerie Protégé.

I first saw Grokhovsky perform earlier this year at Performance Anxiety, a show held at CultureFix on the Lower East Side. That night, January 17, she walked around the space wearing a headdress made of mixed media and interacted with the audience. The piece was called “The (Lovely) Immigrant” and lasted two hours, with Grokhovsky performing between other pieces throughout the night. The same headdress is on display in Bodybeautiful, now titled “The Lovely Immigrants, Lover D.”

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NYFA

NYFA

A NYFA Artist: Katya Grokhovsky

September 18, 2013

NYFA speaks to Katya Grokhovsky (NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentee, 2012) about her interdisciplinary work, her upcoming solo exhibition at Galerie Protégé, Bodybeautiful, her piece in NYFA’s exhibition at the Governors Island Art Fair this September, and her experience as an immigrant artist.

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Mutual Art

Mutual Art

10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch

September 4, 2013

10 Opening Exhibitions to Watch
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CBS News

CBS News

Mobile Couch: The Children's Museum of Art, Drawing Dance Series

August 9, 2013

In the "Drawing Dance Series," performance artist and former ballet dancer/figure skater Meghann Snow, creates a special ballet shoe made of bubble wrap and masking tape, which children dip into acrylic paints and then dance over large scale canvases. TV 10-55's Alex Denis reports.

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Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay

Photography, Performance, Video, and Cardboard, Cutouts, Combine for one Volatile Installation

July 25, 2013

Katya Grokhovsky‘s series Untitled Heroic is deeply complex and familiarly conflicted. For the series Grokhovsky makes use any medium necessary – photography, performance, video, and even a cardboard cut-out installation. The artist seems to attract and repel. The series is at once confrontational, seductive, and wonderfully volatile. By way of her statement, Grokhovsky says that Untitled Heroic is, “A series of performances for photography and video, culminating in a large-scale cutboard cutout installation, whereby a female artist is dealing with frustrating desire to both attract and reject the notion of a male gaze.” Grokohovsky’s work is also the subject of an upcoming solo exhibit at New York’s Galerie Protégé.

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Flavorwire.com

Flavorwire.com

July's 10 Must - See Art Shows

July 13, 2013

School’s out in July, so for this collaborative group summer show, the worthy artist staff at Chelsea Frames and Galerie Protegé will take over the gallery to feature paintings, sculptures, and assemblages of their own.

It’s Our Turn will be on view from July 11 through August 15. Galerie Protegé is located at 197 Ninth Ave, Lower Level, New York.

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Stacy Garcia Blog

Stacy Garcia Blog

Inspiring Interview: Paul Thomas

June 21, 2013

Born in the United States in 1958, Paul Thomas is an abstract artist with work in public and private collections in the US, Canada, France and Italy. With a primary interest in exploring the relationship between color, form and spatial differentiation, Thomas uses thin washes of acrylic pigments against white ground to create compositions reminiscent of flowing, translucent fabrics. Unabashedly beautiful in appearance, Thomas' work is a celebration of the full chromatic expanse and a visual meditation on the pictoral handling of space and color.

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Design Porteur

Design Porteur

Paul Thomas: Heaven

April 22, 2013

Gallery Protégé is presenting “Heaven,” the works of the artist Paul Thomas. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.

It is a chromatic mixture of bright and translucent colors in which the artist creates interwoven abstract forms that evoke a sense of flow and atmosphere.

Paul Thomas was born in the United States in 1958, His works have been presented in both private and public collections, such as the Federation CJA, Montreal, Canada; The Medici Group, NY, NY; McKinsey and Company, London, England; Langone NYU Medical Center, NY, NY, and the International Furnishings and Design Association, NY, NY. The artist will be exhibiting ”Heaven” at the Royal Palace in Ravenna, Italy, later this summer.

The exhibition is on view at Gallery Protégé through May 16, 2013.

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Pasunautre

Pasunautre

Group Show No More Rock Stars @ Galerie Protégé

January 9, 2013

Nick Doyle, assistant to artist Tom Sachs, stands in front of his inclusion to No More Rock Stars, a multidisciplinary, group exhibition of work by artists Mia Berg, Nick Doyle, Laura Greig, Justine Hill, Henry G. Sanchez, and Bryan McGovern Wilson, studio assistants to some of New York City’s highly celebrated artists. Guest curator Robert Dimin has selected work by these stand-out emerging artists working with video, robotics, painting, photography, and sculpture. No More Rock Stars will be on view until January 31, 2013 at Galerie Protégé, 197 Ninth Ave [Lower Level] New York, NY

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GalleristNY

GalleristNY

‘No More Rock Stars’ at Galerie Protégé

January 8, 2013

Curated by Robert Dimin, this exhibition of work from half a dozen young artists who work or have worked for more famous elders is a disorienting foray into the anxiety of influence. It feels unkind to keep checking the press release to see who worked for whom—but on the other hand, that’s how they got you in the door.

Justine Hill’s knotty acrylic abstractions clearly relate to the work of her former employer Mickalene Thomas in their bright, direct colors and in the progressively fractional way they divide the canvas, but the tension between their cheerily slick surfaces and half-born compositional problems suggest that Ms. Hill will end up somewhere far away from Ms. Thomas. Mia Berg, who helps photographer Spencer Tunick assemble his nude crowd scenes, shoots herself as a solitary nude in more intimate outdoor settings and then displays the photos in “nichos,” ornate tin boxes more often used for Latin American icons. By doing exactly what Mr. Tunick does, she also does the opposite.

Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Rocking it Out at Galerie Protégé

January 7, 2013

Ready for Recognition? Time to Collect Accolades? Coming out of the shadows to now claim their due and bask in the spotlight? Sounds like that movie character, Eve Harrington, from the 1950 film “All About Eve” where an assistant streaks past the star she works for and garners fame by all means necessary. “No More Rock Stars” at Galerie Protégé presents the works of studio assistants who have been toiling behind some of NYC’s stellar artists.

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Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

AF First Ever End of the Year Review

January 2, 2013

In the year I have written for AF then couple that with so many art openings, shows, previews, and fairs in New York City even beyond, it merits a time to reminisce on 2012 and its kaleidoscopic array of visual arts. It is filled with so much wonder and surprises. But best of all, the privilege of writing for this online blog has given me great things beyond words. Besides outlining the notable shows I have attended – I am putting forth myBEST in SHOW as a personal stamp of what I love about art. So here’s to the year that was and anticipating the year that will be in 2013.

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Artificial Seminations

Artificial Seminations

Danielle Ezzo's "Invisible Cities" at Galerie Protégé

November 8, 2012

The best way I can describe Invisible Cities, Danielle Ezzo's exhibition at Galerie Protégé, is transcendental. The artist goes beyond traditional concepts of contemporary photography by enhancing digital processes with salt printing, a mid-19th Century photographic practice. Ezzo also uses salt prints and line drawings on blank negatives to transcend reality. These cameraless works reveal an alternative universal plane that showcases constellations of human interconnectedness. As we stand in what could be the apex of the social media age, these works illuminate the true meanings of interpersonal connectivity.

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Arte Fuse

Arte Fuse

Sodium Chloride Flavors the Images of Ezzo

October 17, 2012

The seasoning that adds flavor is salt also known as sodium chloride. The early 19th century craft of photography employed the use of this element and it’s been explored by Danielle Ezzo with her mixed media photography show “Invisible Cities” at Galerie Protégé. Arte Fuse happened upon the opening when we bumped into an art aficionado on the streets of Chelsea. Following her group, we ended up in a frame shop at the corner of 9th Avenue and 22nd Street. The big surprise was underneath us with a lower level gallery that is worth exploring on your next gallery run on Thursday night.


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Gallery Fiend

Gallery Fiend

Art Fiend Gets Seasoned in Art

October 11, 2011

Art Fiend Gets Seasoned in ART: October 11, 2012 - Danielle Ezzo at new under the radar gallery, Galerie Protege, presented Salt Prints for her new show. Haunting and definitely full of flavor. Danielle Ezzo: Invisible Cities. On View: October 11 - November 8, 2012. Gallery Hours: Mon-Thu (10 am - 7:30 pm) / Fri-Sat (10 am - 6 pm) / Sunday (11 am - 5 pm). Galerie Protege. 197 9th Avenue (lower level). NYC, NY 10011. * Event Photos by: Max Noy*

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Artificial Seminations

Artificial Seminations

Mia Berg, Henry Simonds, Meghann Snow @ Galerie Protégé - "transFIGURE"

September 23, 2011

Say hello to Galerie Protégé, a new gallery located in the lower level of Chelsea Frames (197 9th Avenue). Protégé, founded by Jaclyn Acker and Debra Kowalski, looks to establish a platform for emerging and non-represented artists. Their first exhibition, transFIGURE, features three artists with refreshingly original creative processes.

The self-portraits of Mia Berg are the essence of tranquility. The artist, devoid of all artificial matter, playfully shapes her body into harmony with the natural environment. The images, photographed in East Hampton, offer a pleasant respite from the city.

Henry Simonds presents piezo prints created from a trip to Musée Rodin (Paris). Simonds captured details of Rodin's sculptures with a handheld camera, set to a fast shutterspeed and a wide aperture, thus vanquishing the object's material elements. This method transforms Rodin's figures, highlighting their raw emotion.

The performance-based works of Meghann Snow are the result of ballet and figure skating movements. Snow dons handcrafted shoes comprised of bubble wrap and masking tape. Check out the link to get a taste of her unique artistic practice.

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