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Stephan Stoyanov

We Went to the Lower East Side, Vol. 1

by The AFC Staff on April 23, 2012
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Time for our Lower East Side installment in our “We Went to…” series. And you know what that means: a lot of griping. We moan pompously about aggrandizing titles. We trash found object sculpture. We fart on long-winded press releases. We deconstruct tedious professionalism. And of course, we liked a few shows. Read on to see what we have to say about Andy Coolquitt, Henry Taylor, Jeff Gibson, E.V.Day, and Kembra Pfahler.

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Diana Shpungin: (Untitled) Portrait of Dad

by Will Brand on June 15, 2011
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There's nothing new to say about death. As the reigning Biggest Topic in the World since forever, artists and non-artists alike have pretty much exhausted what you can do with it. Diana Shpungin's show (Untitled) Portrait of Dad, at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, seems to admit this, repurposing existing tropes into a deeply personal exploration of grief.

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