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  1. Caroline Woolard's Floating Possibility | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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    What if the ocean was your studio? Artist Caroline Woolard and a group of collaborators embark on "Carried on Both Sides," a research-based sculptural project that reimagines the past…

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    • Aki Sasamoto is Feeling Stretched | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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      How far can an artist bend without breaking? Installation and performance artist Aki Sasamoto unwinds the logic of her latest work, "Yield Point" (2017), finding unexpected connections…

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      • Meriem Bennani's Exploded Visions | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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        Can art be funny and serious at the same time? Using social media-inspired effects, artist Meriem Bennani subverts audience expectations of both pop culture and her own Muslim community with unexpected…

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        • Jordan Casteel Paints Her Community | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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          Where does a painter find her subject matter? With a process that takes her from the streets of Harlem to her studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, artist Jordan Casteel paints vibrant large scale portraits,…

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          • Avery Singer's Next Painting | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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            How does an artist advance a medium that’s been around for millenia? In her Mott Haven studio in the Bronx, artist Avery Singer perfects a personally developed technique that mixes traditional…

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            • Raúl de Nieves is an American Artist | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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              What does it mean to be an American artist today? From his basement studio in Ridgewood, Queens, artist Raúl de Nieves creates an epic stained glass mural for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.…

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              • David Brooks Hits the Pavement | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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                Does a skater ever stop being a skater? Coasting along the streets of New York City on his skateboard, artist David Brooks maps his evolution from teen skater to ambitious sculptor, guiding us…

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                • Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Field Work | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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                  Where does an artist find relief from the New York art scene? Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani goes on a research trip into Manhattan, prowling two famed New York City institutions—the Strand…

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                  • Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren's Big Extended Whoop Dee Doo Family | Art21 "New York Close Up"


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                    What brings a community together? Over pizza and beers, the dedicated crew behind "Whoop Dee Doo"—artist Matt Roche & Jaimie Warren’s traveling kids variety show—discuss…

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                    • Daniel Gordon Looks Back | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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                      How does an artist keep it interesting in the studio? In his Windsor Terrace workspace in Brooklyn, photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his decade-long commitment to intensive practice and…

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                      • Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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                        What if your life was a cartoon? Bryan Zanisnik and Eric Winkler meet at a Brooklyn cafe where Zanisnik shares outlandish stories of his life as an artist that Winkler turns into comics. "After…

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                        • Marela Zacarías's Great Expectations | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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                          How does a Brooklyn artist imagine both her past and future? After a decade of hard-fought accomplishments in New York City, artist Marela Zacarías completes a large-scale project while anticipating…

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