1. James Kalm’s karma is aligned with the cosmos thereby gratifying his efforts to reveal to viewers the visionary work of one of America’s most intriguing and prolific visionary artists, Paul Loffoley. For over forty years Laffoley has continued to seek answers to the ultimate mysteries through his art work. Combining an esoteric knowledge with cutting-edge scientific theory Laffoley charts and maps realms of the unseen and combines a Pop graphic sense with an historic appreciation of medieval manuscripts, tantric texts, and occult diagrams from the enlightenment. His work stands at the very epitome of “visionary art”. Featuring an interview with Paul Laffoley.

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  2. James Kalm is caught doing late night recon on the installation of recent paintings by one of today’s most accomplished and recognized artists, Peter Doig. Kalm returns for the opening to bring viewers a glimpse of the works and the attendant crowd of art world dignitaries and well-wishers. Using diverse means, and sources, Doig paints with a spontaneous and inventive hand achieving layers of translucent color that recalls Rothko’s scrims of pigment and the simplified figure in landscape compositions of Milton Avery.

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  3. James Kalm returns to the heart of Williamsburg for what has become the largest open call art exhibition in New York City. Beginning nearly a decade ago as a small affair with a few friends, Richard Timperio’s Christmas show has grown to gargantuan proportions. This year’s edition contains works by over 300 artists from all over the Greater Metropolitan Area, and showcases nearly every derivation of art practice, with a special focus on painting. Beyond the artifacts, this celebration is a grand meeting of the “artistic tribe”, and is unique in its endurance and inclusiveness.

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  4. James Kalm makes a short Friday night tour of West 27th Street and captures views of some of today’s most provocative artists. Dropping in first at Derek Eller Gallery, we ogle the amusing, sometimes shocking sculptural installation of Peter Caine. Space aliens, Yetis and mechanical ape-people all huddle in an igloo performing unmentionable rituals. In the back gallery we’re treated to a couple of paintings by the Swedish artist Per Enoksson. These examples display a disturbing yet humorous confluence of Nordic Expressionism and the “Abject”. Running on to Schroeder Romero, we glimpse the latest drawings of Michael Waugh. Taking its title from Marie-Jeanne Roland’s quote, “The more I see of man the more I admire dogs” Waugh forges his images from texts derived from Presidential commissions, evoking a questioning of our acceptance of the loyalty of “democratic” governments. Featuring interviews with Peter Caine and Michael Waugh.

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  5. James Kalm gets into a Brooklyn vibe with this doubleheader gallery visit. Second Nature, a three person show at Metaphor Contemporary Art, features artistic interpretations of our relationship to the natural world. Painters Lauren Gohara, Timothy McDowell and Amy Talluto use diverse means to depict their takes on our environmental and psychological bonds to the planet. Scooting to Williamsburg’s Hogar Collection, viewers are invited to examine the unusual paintings of Peter Fox. With a personal technique that reduces all imagery to a series of “self aware drips” Fox mines the art history canon and evokes a hyper consciousness of the painter’s methods and means.

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The James Kalm Report bring viewers the latest views on art world happenings, gallery openings, studio visits, and museum exhibitions in and around the New York area. With a thirty year career as a working artist and fifteen years writing art criticism…


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The James Kalm Report bring viewers the latest views on art world happenings, gallery openings, studio visits, and museum exhibitions in and around the New York area. With a thirty year career as a working artist and fifteen years writing art criticism much of it for the controversial Brooklyn Rail, James Kalm looks beyond the surface to bring you an in depth and behind the scenes view of the New York art world, edgy, real life and non commercial.

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