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Abstract seeks fine art in all forms that engages with both the crises and joys of our shared human condition. We seek art that engages the edge of now; we seek to explore a future forward zeitgeist with a respect for the gifts of the past. We are looking for both established and emerging artists across a broad range of genres. Our criteria is quality.
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some assembly required by Steven Mayoff

29 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Surfacing by Nathan Ramer, @artwithnathan SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is a proviso attached to blessings and revolutions alike.   between mobility and mobilization the road is scattered with thumbtacks like seeds sown out of adversity   a visitation is but an invitation to lift oneself from the…


Deported Forms and Discontent by Rose Knapp

26 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_art DEPORTED FORMS AND DISCONTENT Teal mists spray engulfed Danse flâneuse Danube révélérs Eyes coutured skin-Rhine-skin Schwarz Strasse fleur zein Shots tabs repetit Redlit dancefloors bleed sweat Designer heels black skirts Rise from tequila soaked walls Dansing back through distorted Throngs of trap sub…


Scenery by Steven Mayoff

24 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Fall by Fabrice Poussin SCENERY “When you own a big chunk of the bloody third world the babies just come with the scenery.” Chrissie Hynde – Middle of the Road   snapshots of heaven spill out of the open wallet’s unfolding plastic inserts and in…


Art Feature: Montage Mädels

22 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Art

“From birth, the species has taken possession of woman and tends to tighten its grasp.” Art: Edited by Men and Girls by Montage Mädels ART FEATURE: MONTAGE MADELS We are an artist collective called the Montage Mädels. Our first meeting was 9 November 2016—the day after the US…


Weiss Cyrillic Cyanidic Sans by Rose Knapp

19 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Art, Poetry

Art: Inver 3 by John Gregory Brown, @john.gregory.brown WEISS CYRILLIC CYANIDIC SANS London fog fades DevoursGlassDashallom HarediחֲרֵדִיحريمIAMBIC Incanroteblutpedantic PolygonalPentameter Los Angeles dust   Darts injects Tarsus Fake news feeds Cigarette clicks Sparks id ἰδέα Ideologos שאול Sheol Mosaic   Muses Miso Milan   Hover יְהֹוָה  אּיּוֹב Cumbia crashes Cash values…


Marx Was Right by Carolyn Martin

17 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto MARX WAS RIGHT History repeats itself as tragedy, then settles into farce. And so was Joyce slogging through his own nightmare, and Napoleon battling a fable agreed upon. Which leads me to conclude the last human sound before the galaxy consumes itself…


Leonard’s Flat by Steven Mayoff

12 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Dimension by Fabrice Poussin LEONARD’S FLAT “You’ve got to accept the flat surface. Not try to pretend it’s not there.”  David Hockney   The flat like a gallery with all your artwork wall to wall, I wandered through it as if through   a…


A Day Trip Home by Linda Hughes

10 Jan 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Your silence speaks to me by Riikka Fransila, @vintageart_originals A DAY TRIP HOME He pulled carrots up out of the earth. The sound of roots letting go— vibrant in the still afternoon. Soil lifting with roots, some thick—some fine as hair. A sort of placenta. Loose…


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