Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Eugene Simonavage





Coffees in Cosmos

wood and metal
4'x6'x5'x3'

The idea for this piece is to be forced to sit and watch 
from the outside or become a part of the scene. Simple shapes and objects 
become overheard conversations of space, creation, education...

Eugene Simonavage



Life in Balance
wood, paracord, coffee, oil pant, polyurathane
200'

A struggle to keep family, responsibilities, 
and anything life delivers in balance.




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Megan Fortman


























Megan Fortman
Sitting with Demons
2015
Unfired clay, found objects, plexiglass, wood, water
50" x 42" x 42"

Inner peace cannot be found by quieting our insecurities and ignoring our faults, but rather in learning to sit with those demons and love without judgement.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
Fast Mache, Wire
1.5" x 2"
A bone that has undergone the process of disintegration from osteoporosis has a very organic, intriguing shape to it. The crevices that are hollowed out by this calcium deficiency are very limiting and beautiful at the same time. I wanted to display something on the inside and bring it to light. 

Yvette Siegel








Yvette Siegel
Do Little
sheet plastic, twine, masking tape, small air pump
20ft x 8ft x 5ft

Often, we forget about the importance of reflecting on our past. A light-hearted attitude towards life tends to fade away along with memories from childhood.  I created this piece in attempt to reach back into the past to try to find and emulate a younger version of myself.  I am trying to make sure that I do not lose my sense of curiosity and adventure as I grow into adulthood.  As a child, I had always dreamed to make my own giant snail like the one created in the 1967 version of Dr. Dolittle, so I had decided to listen to my younger self's intuitions while making my giant snail.



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gabriel Lefton

 



Gabriel Lefton
Domestication
Spring 2015
cardboard, braided wire
30" x 18" x 24"

Dogs were the first animal to be domesticated and have since been bred and optimized by humans in ways that sacrifice their health. Cardboard and braided wire were used to capture the look of an abandoned mangy dog. 


Gabriel Lefton






Gabriel Lefton
Water Chair (Sol-itude)
Spring 2015
wood, steel, water, solar powered water pump, plastic tube, magnets, plastic sheet, nature
8ft x 3ft x 7ft

I find the sound of running water to be very relaxing and this chair is a reflection of that. The water runs with the help of a solar powered pump which reinforces the use of the chair as a place to soak up the sun and increases the connection to the natural world. The shape of the steel and the placement of the magnets help amplify the sound.


Gabriel Lefton






Gabriel Lefton
Direction
Spring 2015
wood, glue
24" x 18" x 2"

This piece was a continuation of my work with cutting veneers of wood. In this piece I played with shaping the slices without breaking them. In order to highlight their width, I made the arrows "float". The arrow was selected as a cohesive shape that could be varied and could create a sense of confusion.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Felicia Gordon




Felicia Gordon
Vortex
Spring 2015
steel, yarn, spraypaint 
33" x 12"

Displayed at eye level, this piece invites you to stare directly down into it and become a part of the optical illusion. With so many angles and geometric shapes leading you in and around, this whimsical shape allows you to follow every one of those lines and get lost inside of it.



Jamie Noce



Covering up
Clear PVC sheeting, screenprint, rope, clips
2015
jamienoce.com

The way the hand becomes disassociated with someone when turned into a bitmap image associates to how someone is not them self when part of them is blocked out or missing.  These prints are meant to block out parts of the viewer when they interact in the space with the prints, causing them to lose a part of their identity, although for a short moment. 

Friday, May 22, 2015




Yin and Yang
2015

Wire, foam, sculpey, acrylic paint, faux fur

 These cats are created in the Japanese style of masked creatures. These masked creatures are said to be mythical beings of great importance and power. These two characters in particular are the twins and are particularly mischievous when left to their own devices. In particular these two cats also represent the idea of yin and yang, the idea of choice. There is no correct path so which one you choose is up to you.




  Nature Guardians

2015

Sod, Epoxy, Sculpey, Wire, Burlap, Found Object

Collab with Matthew Cristello

These are guardians created from nature in its most pure form. they are meant to be fantastical creatures that have adopted the visage of nature itself to camouflage and protect their respective areas. their statement is; Listen intently, daywalker, to the voices of the wind. Whistling through the spindly limbs of shady trees, murmuring across the rippling water’s edge, and racing across the blustery valley, these guardians keep watchful vigil over the footpaths you tread

Matt Cristello Whispers of the Forest, Swamp, and Field











 Whispers of the Forest, Swamp, and Field.

Sod, Epoxy, Sculpey, Wire, Burlap, Found Object

Collab with Brittany Katz

Listen intently, daywalker, to the voices of the wind. Whistling through the spindly limbs of shady trees, murmuring across the rippling water’s edge, and racing across the blustery valley, these guardians keep watchful vigil over the footpaths you tread.



Cristian Vitale





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 Mom`s last garment 

2015

30"X80"X24"

hospital gown, found objects, string, air motor. 


The need to keep objects, are means to remember, assuring in our present that those memories and events are not only in our minds but are manifested through the psychical remnants that survive...