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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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Deported Forms and Discontent by Rose Knapp

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin 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…

A Day Trip Home by Linda Hughes

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin 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…

Goodbye L.A. by Blah Blah Blah

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Patricia Figueiredo, @art_of_patfigueiredo GOODBYE L.A. About the musicians: The band Blah Blah Blah formed in Chicago in 2007 and is still touring and performing today across the country and being heard around the world. Pioneers of the genre Ballroom Rock, Blah Blah Blah’s music has achieved recognition in…

Waste Management by Daniel Uncapher

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Karen Hill, @karenhill_images WASTE MANAGEMENT This morning I went for a trash run, which is to say that I took out the trash. The night was long, but I was in full control of my faculties, and when morning arrived I came to a decision: throw…

Art Feature: Montage Mädels

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin 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 election….

Meta-Modern Noire by Rose Knapp

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alcaina & Steve Art Projects, curators Jose Antonio Alcaina and Paco Esteve META-MODERN NOIRE A grimy pay phone handle Ripped from receiver Still rests beneath haze Silver iPhone screen only Luminous metal post two Latest techno blares Headphones off Lexus Chinese stream words of thoughts…

Art Feature: OKC Reflections Series by Robert Ferrier

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Art

Art: Robert Ferrier, @Dante_Dreamer ART FEATURE: OKC REFLECTIONS SERIES BY ROBERT FERRIER Robert Ferrier is a retired university research administrator living in Norman. He received a BA in Journalism and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. He has published two novels at Amazon Kindle ebooks.  His photo, “Magnolia…

Dualistic Sonnet by Rose Knapp

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Sin Revolution by Karen Nielsen, @karennielsen13 DUALISTIC SONNET Wind smoke smog oxy Cotton scats snaking Through skyscrapers Freeways Kinshasa oil Synthetic field fires No-wave Neon Synths Burst splitting Past realpolitik Tokyo Tolkien Beijing Beyoncé Franciscan Francesca Flittering past spatial Geometrical worlds Draconian dragons Dagons’ daggers Mythos…

Art Feature: Karen Nielsen

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Art

Art: Dive Down by Karen Nielsen, @karennielsen13 ART FEATURE: KAREN NIELSEN What inspired you to become an artist? I never set out to be a visual artist. It was more of an accident and came from my music. I moved to NYC in the 1980s. The downtown art…

Stirring by Carolyn Martin

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Tanja Babić, @tanjaabstractart STIRRING  1. Juncos stagger through  sun-swirling firs, praise  the revival of day.  2.  The alarm commands, Out of bed! Curiosity waits.  3. Headlines disquiet. Not even a mouse  expects peace on earth. 4.  Music hops the fence  from the neighbor’s yard.  My coffee’s…

 

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