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Eva Gjaltema: “Untitled: From The Series, Sehnzucht: The Remix”
By Eva Gjaltema

Naked and alone, an introduction to life.

Ryan Ostrowski: “Sleeping in a Field of Poppies”
By Ryan Ostrowski

Ethereal bloom grown deep within a solace garden.

LurLynn Franklin: “9 Months, 18 Years (with age progression)”
By LurLynn Franklin

A grim reality marked by criminal unfairness.

By Brian Alessandro

Gentrification leaves even the colonists in an emotional lurch.

By Brian Alessandro

The future of the species starts here.

By Brian Alessandro

Identity politics confounds and consumes.

Purple Cliffs with Red and Blue by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

Under the imposing gaze of great giants.

Desert Nightfall by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

In an arid climate, even the sky catches fire.

A Celebration on the Way by Dick Evans
By Dick Evans

A wasteland without waste.

By Ryan Ostrowski

The drive to perfect defaces.

By Ryan Ostrowski

Time lacks mercy on the flesh.

By Ryan Ostrowski

The tug toward a premature demise finds romance.

By LurLynn Franklin

Pregnant with a flowering reach.

By LurLynn Franklin

White institutions fall in line before those who’ve been criminally neglected.

By LurLynn Franklin

Protective mothering is always in fashion.

Solemn Secretion
By Mauricio Paz Viola

A fabulous blossoming amid a  primordial seminal sea.

Phallic Consternation
By Mauricio Paz Viola

An emperor’s virile gaze erects a penile palace.

Labial Longing
By Mauricio Paz Viola

The gynecological intermingles with the cosmic, and a galaxy widens.

By Linda Laino

A feathered envelopment of the pensive heart signals a wellspring.

Save Oak Flat traditional dummers
By Lupe Rodarte

An inspiring rally in celebration of dignified action, self-determination, and sacred spaces.

I've Got Your Back still
By Eva Louise

With imagery and words that lilt and lash, an indigenous poet stands with the black community against bigoted forces.

Pinned by Safety illustration
By Law Alsobrook

Clipped wings, bound to a wire, skirting a line, the fastened dangle.

Suck It Up illustration
By Law Alsobrook

We’re all at the mercurial mercies of the vacuum. Even as the Vacuum knows no mercy.

Dryer, Cleaner, More Myself. illustration
By Law Alsobrook

February's Cover. Hysterically clean and radiantly antiseptic.
 

Embrace Ladies of Every Age and Race mixed media art
By Stephen Mead

Affection Transcends time, culture, and era.

For the Future Unforseeable art
By Stephen Mead

Reaching back into the past, proffering a gift for a hopeful future.

Framed Patrician by Brian Alessandro
By Brian Alessandro

The grave craves those who deny their mortality.

Wounded Weepers by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

An ocular stigmata begets a river of bloody tears.

The Renewed Mona Lisa by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The mystery behind the smirk deepens.

Starry Sighs by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The dreamer gets safely lost within the constellations.

Occupied by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The thinker works through unfathomable concerns.

A Queen by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

Unmovable, but vulnerable.

Implications film art
By Khalil Anthony

After Baldwin, in a voice that shakes and sounds a freedom knell.

Nude No. 1 by Carl Bowlby
By Carl Bowlby

The naked risk reveals a steely will.

Soldier of Misfortune by Carl Bowlby
By Carl Bowlby

Grim phantasm of human habit in cold white light.

The Holy Family by Carl Bowlby
By Carl Bowlby

A mannerist pose, a pious glare.

Unravel by Jessica Rowshandel, December 2016 issue cover
By Jessica Rowshandel

A primal scream into the abyss.

Zer0: Emancipation, Original story art by Jessica Deaver detail
By Jessica Deaver

Zer0: Emancipation original story art by Jessica Deaver.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee, Nina Fleck

The defiant face of a spirit heavy.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

See My Dreams Come True poster art
By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

Transactions with Beauty by Linda Laino, detail
By Linda Laino

Spore-like and spooked, biology bares marvels.

Totem II by Linda Laino detail
By Linda Laino

Sprouted from earth’s deeply-rooted organ, nature looks skyward and the resistance sings.

Passing Song by Linda Laino, detail
By Linda Laino

Mystical menageries, a composite of curiosities.

"A History: A Scourge of Antiblackness and Self Hate, Courtesy of Master Leeroy" by Ashley Doggett, detail
By Ashley Doggett

A reckoning for the blackface minstrel show-runners.

Hawaiian Princess by Mani Price, detail
By Mani Price

(October's Cover)

cats! by Andrew Abbott, detail
By Andrew Abbott

They need. They pester. They surmount.

complicated nude by Andrew Abbott detail
By Andrew Abbott

Simple landscape. Problematic body.

get ready for the ride of your life by Andrew Abbott detail
By Andrew Abbott

Threadlike and organic, an inanimate animation stirs.  

Prayer Over Mother Earth by Alison Woody, 2016 meta image
By Alison Woody

When a sacred trust is broken sacred protection becomes the only viable option.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

Lips like sugar eclipses.

Filigree Cosmic II, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

A ghost in the human machine.

Hang N' There
By Malacu McCray , Craig Davidson

The barbershop sets the stage for a righteous course in this moral chamber piece.

Heart
By Linda Laino

Bound, but beating.

We The People
By Ashley Doggett

Portraiture of a pitiful past.

And She Was a Ghost of An Affair
By Ashley Doggett

The Master’s whip subverts its own Aryan perversion.

Song of Songs
By Mani Price

Legends make mythological love in an erotics of power.   

A VERBIS AD VERBERA
By Zechs

An elegant, stately lampoon of cartoonish corruption.

Don't Sleep by Nelson Santiago
By Nelson Host Santiago

In a hellish carnival of social media platforms, virtual personas achieve godlike damnation. 

Green Rider
By Vincent Vigil

The Phallus Queen!

Pink Princess
By Vincent Vigil

Ecstatic triumph!

Silver Demonatrix
By Vincent Vigil

A fierce, frenzied campfest! Drag Queens remind us of their kitsch royalty.

Platinum Tornado
By Vincent Vigil

(September's Cover)

Purple Velvet
By Vincent Vigil

In lounge with booze. Seduction 101.

Feed Me, handmade collage, detail
By Eva Gjaltema

Object Relations Theory.

Rooftop Scene from As An Act of Protest
By LeRoy Kangalee

Incendiary, confrontational, and necessary. The excerpt from a feature film that presents a relevant and challenging moral struggle.

Waris Ahluwalia x Dr. Dope, detail share
By Dr.Dope

Steady and stoic, he awaits his apotheosis.

Romero Olympics illustration
By Peov

The third satiric illustration by Peov.

Building Bridges, detail panel share
By Naomi Anson

Covering the turmoil.

Rape of Orpheus, painting in oil, share detail
By Mani Price

The Divine Feminine subdues, conquers, and consumes.

Emperor Palpatine
By Peov

The second satiric illustration taking aim at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by Peov.

The New Engagement July 2016 Cover
By Lupe Rodarte

July cover (Babad Do'ag)

Ship Channel
By Jessica Deaver

Unexpected beauty in the arms of harmful industry.

Pray or Prey, painting
By Charlene M. Cooper

A potent plea for an end to institutionalized horror.

Step Sleep by Robert Moore
By Robert Moore

An intimate moment exquisitely captured in black and white.

Weir Building Brooklyn
By Nina Fleck

Forgotten, but remaining.
 

Motherless Fatherless B-side, painting
By Jessica Rowshandel

Rejection is a monster.

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