Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ana Jackson Chaves




Ana Jackson Chaves
Two
Spring 2015
bamboo, steel, twine, rocks
7' x 65" x 57"

Two beings, steel and bamboo, meet. One is organic, and derived from nature. The other being is rigid, and formed by man. Steel wants the land that bamboo grows on. Bamboo wants to grow as far as it can.
This piece explores the nature of these two materials and how they can be shaped and combined until the distinctions between organic and man-made fade and the two beings can meet once again in a new form. 

Brittany Paolella












Brittany Paolella
Blueprints
2015
Mosquito netting, screenprinting ink, pvc pipe, string
Sizes vary
I use the process of designing interiors as the foundation of my work. A blueprint is most commonly defined as a reproduction of a technical drawing or structure. Blueprints are the outline of a piece and reveal something that may not exist yet. In this instance I have used the idea of a blueprint to recreate memories from my childhood, placing outdoor activities within a space it does not normally exist.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Aocheng Shi




Aocheng Shi
 Fake
Spring 2015
Wood, Plastic, Steel
6' x 5' x 5'


Fake has numerous definitions. Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be. It can explain an object, a relationship or a kind of feeling. It doesn’t matter whether people can understand. It is all about how people love or hate it. My work is about “FAKE”, but it exists truthfully.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Jill Jacobs





Jill Jacobs
Interconnect
2015
Steel
20' x 5' x 6.5'

Interconnectivity manifests itself through the language of vessels. Each individual is formed from the same material, but through construction and growth, beautiful flaws and consequent uniqueness develop the individual’s character. I connect the vessels into a united form and their harmony and cohesion establishes the whole. They lose a portion of their individuality to serve the greater good and take on a larger meaning.

"I walk among human beings as among the fragments of the future; that future I see.
And all my creating and striving amounts to this, that I create and piece together into one, what is now fragment." - Friedrich Nietzsche




Megan Fortman



Megan Fortman
Relics of Life and Time
2015
Unfired clay, steel, plastic, childhood toys, flower petals, rocks, and pine cones
24" x 26" x 18"


The experiences and interactions that happen daily can shape an individual from the inside out. Each moment acts as a reincarnation, constantly evolving over time and perpetually impermanent. What we collect throughout our lives can both create us and destroy us.




Thursday, April 23, 2015

Emily DiMaio


Emily DiMaio
The Lamby Laugh
2015
Screws, Wood

I recently experienced the need to return back to the very basics in my artistic process.  In doing this, I am reminded of my childhood with my father.  I have watched him build things by hand throughout my life and at an early age I wanted to help.  He taught me how to use a miniature tool set as I worked alongside him in the garage.  One of the things he built for my family was a swing set with which I associate many of my childhood memories and stories. 

In an ongoing effort to investigate art as a language, I became interested in portraying sound in a visual manner.  The surface built with screws mimics my interpretation of the frequency image that accompanied a found audio recording of a child laughing.

This piece alludes to the presence of a happy child that is no longer physically there.