Inlaid maps / collage art by Matthew Cusick
Title Quote // Joseph Conrad
Settled Storms:: Artist’s Statement
The structures of Rdest’s paintings are informed by an exploration of life forms and their component parts. Indexical marks left by bursts of energy are the starting point.
The works are then built up in layers with each layer being a response to the one below; all layers are translucent and visible at the same time. The shapes and patterns are inspired by sound waves, clouds, particles and cells on a microscopic level. The point of departure for these works is growth and decay; cellular division and multiplication.
Rdest’s paintings create spaces in which the viewer can encounter the recesses of their own mind; using a language drawn from natural forms and elements. She facilitates encounters with memories; suggestions and implications without representation or narrative. // Aleksandra Rdest
Title Quote // D.H. Lawrence
Title Quote // Rumi
“This breathtaking installation … presents a graphically stunning oppo0sition between Edenic and the ashen ...” Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times
Oil Paintings by Lee Price ::: I was stunned by Lee’s work. It took me a few moments to learn and believe that they are actually paintings and not photographs. I was struck with the humor I saw first(I laughed out loud)then quiet and taken with the voracity … the hunger of this woman (consuming) and the suffering (being consumed) of such improvidence.
Title Quote // Diary of Anais Nin
Each of these handmade one-of-a-kind cameras are designed to photograph for study a very specific thing or kind of things, from a people suffering from HIV to the beauty of decay to mothers who are at least eight months pregnant … The HIV camera has actual HIV positive blood used as part of the process…Fascinating.
Title Quote: Sylvia Plath
Tomi Hirokono … My lovely friend Jenny turned me on to this provacateur … I couldn’t post this fast enough! And deciding on which images to share was difficult indeed … Enjoy his masterful ability to create and compose beauty while tugging at something deeper inside – tangling it up even.
Title Quote: Anne Carson