(dis)enchantment

Kowa and Reta

By Alexander S. Adam

Micro-perforated paper. Faber-Castell PITT artist pen.
9in x 12in

 


Alexander S. Adam is a doodler, web developer, and graphic designer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Kowa and Reta2018-05-07T21:28:11+00:00

The End – Montauk

By Jessica Stilling

At the beach, near the ocean, she can only bring herself to eat shellfish.

And the techno music, the Hamptonites, they are not her scene.

“Women are always talking about it, going into the sea. You know, like The Awakening.” She teaches English at a college on Long Island.

“Oh yeah”, he says. “The Awakening. Yeah. Right, women going into the sea. Hordes of them.” He shakes his head and smiles. She’s not sure […]

The End – Montauk2018-05-07T21:35:51+00:00

The Camaraderie of the House Fire

By Megan Maloof

Your oven has been on all day,
Scarlet embers from your cigarette fall into the recycling bin
The curling iron is curling the plastic of your countertops-
Whatever it is, 

Your house is on fire.

Family photos and garbage burn the same way.

Faces peak from between curtains to look down on you-
Vultures for gossip.
The more active neighbors
Are standing in the middle of the road,
Bathrobes unfurl in the wind,
Like depressed Supermen.
They’re taking videos,
“For insurance,” they nod.
“You can thank me later.”

As they look and stare at your mistakes,
They ask you how it could’ve happened,
Not out […]

The Camaraderie of the House Fire2018-05-07T21:30:50+00:00

Gma

By Sophie Dess

My grandmother’s eyes at times are obscured by two thick sheets of glass placed in cat-eye frames – she wears bifocals, which means she can’t gauge the scale of a decline. I think it’s formally deemed ‘a problem with depth perception.’ Thus, stairs pose a particular problem; her shaking hand is always in search of a surface on which to balance her small – but nevertheless imperious – figure.

I travel with her down to the subway platform and watch her ring-adorned fingers shake until they clasp something stable. My eyes always settle on the […]

Gma2018-05-07T21:29:31+00:00

Exodus

By Dan Murage

On December 1st, we wake up in the early hours of the morning and trek to the polling stations. While we wait for the polling personnel to arrive, we regale each other with stories of a new country, a new democracy again. Some hail this moment as “The New Gambia” and have with them banners to publicize their creed. We stand in line for thirty minutes, after which everyone starts getting impatient: women begin singing victory songs, men beat their drums and children cheer, sneaking in […]

Exodus2018-05-07T21:28:50+00:00

Terms and Conditions

By Brianna Abbott

Stan Jackson hadn’t moved in about three days, unless you count wheeling his desk chair into the kitchen as moving. He tried to ignore the large, dark circles under his eyes whenever he glanced at his reflection in the computer screen. Sleep would have to wait; he had a project for Financial Planning due in two hours and an essay in Business Ethics due in five, and the word-processing program update installing on his computer didn’t sense the urgency.

“Come on” he begged. “Come on, Draxal, you piece of shit. You […]

Terms and Conditions2018-05-07T21:31:52+00:00

Home

By Sarah Fields

Archival Pigment Print, 2015


Sara Fields is an artist and educator from Austin, TX. She recently received her Masters of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and she is currently represented by Photo Méthode Gallery.

Home2018-05-07T21:36:35+00:00

Odinn

By Shaun Berke

Oil on linen
40×52 inches


Shaun Berke is an American painter of the Venetian School; apprenticeship, Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway; apprenticeship, Richard Houston, Venice, Italy; apprenticeship, David Luce, Pasadena, California; instructor, Art Center College of Design; B.F.A., Art Center College of Desing; A.A., Moorpark College; member, Getty Research Institute; member, Portrait Society of America; lecturer, Williamsburg Oil Colors; awards: The Art Renewal Center, Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks Art Association, The Gerd Koch Paris Grant, The Alpine Fellowship. Living in Pasadena, California.

Odinn2018-05-07T21:37:01+00:00

First Dream

 

By Alexandra Malouta

Acrylic on canvas
36” by 24”

 


Alexandra Malouta is a native of Houston, Texas. She completed BAs in Earth and Environmental Science and Studio Art at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and later an MS in Geochemistry at Rice University. Her art focuses on translating the physicality of geologic processes and forms into paint. Her studies in geology, as well as her hobbies of cooking, dancing, and knitting have influenced the involved, physical, repetitive nature of her painting methods.

First Dream2018-05-07T21:37:42+00:00

Long Term Vision II

By Luma Jasim

Ink, charcoal, and acrylic on canvas.
72x48x1.5 inches


Luma Jasim is a multimedia Iraqi-born artist. Jasim emigrated from her home country to the United States in 2008. During the last nine years, Luma accomplished a full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School. She is one of the four winners of The 2017 AAF American Austrian Foundation/ Seebacher Prize for Fine. In 2015 Luma was one of a panel discussion at The National Arts Club, organized by ATOA (Artists Talk on Art) discussing “The Artists Role in Society.” Recently she has been selected to join […]

Long Term Vision II2018-05-07T21:38:05+00:00