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Author Archives: Melissa Stern
Nolen’s figures wander through their own private urban landscapes. They seem a bit lost, but full of thought. The comic strip-like thought balloons hold one or two enigmatic words, like “More.” Continue reading
“The animal in the sea that I feel the closest affinity to is coral,” says Kait Rhoads. “There are so many different kinds, both ridged and soft; their basic building block a hexagonal tube made of calcium carbonate. Like bees constructing wax cells to fit any negative space, coral colonies exist in endless variation.”
Jones makes exquisite drawings that are both physically small and psychologically huge, Melissa Stern writes. Deceptively simple in line and color, they reveal themselves to be deeply complex and personal views of the world he sees.
Jumping rope, graffiti, fields of debris and trash – photographer (and public school teacher) Meryl Meiser turns them into a ravishing picture of humanity.
“For me, painting parallels the act of seeing and is the most direct link to private time with the physical world,” says Josette Urso. “Working from life, I strive to discover and engage the known as well as the unknown in unforeseen ways.”
“In many cultures and religions, relics are believed to have healing powers. My relics are temporal, sounds and moving images formally enshrined, encapsulating experiences like cultural specimens,” says Tim Tate. “And perhaps, to the contemporary soul, they are no less reliquaries than those containing the bones of a saint.”