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The Best of Us, For the Rest of Us: Karen Archey

by Whitney Kimball on April 16, 2013
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By now, we have a fairly good handle on New York art stars, but we hear less about the people who love them. In two years of writing for AFC, I’ve owed my art-viewing as much to artists as I have to devoted curators, gallerists, and writers working diligently behind the scenes, knee-deep with the rest of us.

Who are these unsung heroes of the art world? I asked leaders of various emerging art communities for their recommendations, and gathered a series of interviews. Today, the Best of Us for the Rest of Us begins with critic and curator Karen Archey.

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We Went to the Lower East Side: John, Julien, Judith, and Lucas

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch on April 2, 2013
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In every “We Went To” post, we leave out a handful of shows that don’t leave much for the imagination or discussion. By now, we figure that ignoring them doesn’t help anyone. This week’s skippables: James Fuentes, Blackston, and Participant, Inc. Those we included: Simon Preston Gallery, Invisible Exports, and Joe Sheftel.

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