Richard Lapham- I have a passion for psychology, and I focus my work on understanding human nature and our consciousness. I’ve explored how we perceive and internalize visual information in the past, and I am currently interested in Jung’s collective unconsciousness, specifically the idea of archetypes. Using myself as a tool of exploring the unconscious, I visually document how my mind shapes and realizes familiar archetypes in a mash of mixed media. This process usually takes me through cycles of building up a space/subject and breaking it down again. The closest I’ve come to understanding my own unconsciousness is in the moments of ambiguity between a recognizable subject and total abstraction.
Title: Three Nude Figures 13 x 19”. $900. Mixed media (oil paint, pastel, digital c-print, white gesso).
Sarah Eisenlohr- “My most recent collages are based on themes that are specific to my personal life. They are the byproducts of the mundane, predictability of our days and the more substantial moments that leave an impression on our minds. By creating new context within old photos with things like floating rocks, over-sized feathers and wandering figures, they become nostalgia-inspired landscapes of quiet discoveries and daydreams.”
Mary Pelc "is an illustrator based in Gdansk, Poland. She Graduated in 2012 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland with a Master of Arts degree. She also earned a diploma at Editorial Design Studio where she took part in many exhibitions.
Mary has since become an experienced graphic designer where she tries to juxtapose strong content with subtle imaging. Main subject of her works is human body and emotions which it express.“
The Sequence Series, is a reflective process of continual constant sifting through ideas about city, environment, and inhabitants. Through this process of daily photographing of my city environment, I reflect on the way these spaces are inhabited and influenced by how people move through and are effected by their surroundings. By sifting through the photographical information, I can choose key areas of visual importance to recreate and communicate movement, tension, and emotion. These drawings, lines and color on a surface, connect a series of pieces that work together to create a storyline, dependent upon how the viewer approaches the works. The story is mostly left to the viewer to interpret based on their unique intrinsic experience with similar architecture and daily functions. Original photographs from the series that directly influenced these pieces have been left throughout Louisville for anyone to collect and have a piece of the larger works.
Title: Market Street Alley Intersections - The Sequence Series (2013)
15inch x 15inch Oil, Ink, Aerosol, Photo, Canvas 225.00
Magda Dudziak - “I am a multidisciplinary visual artist working primarily in collage, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking. My recent body of work reflects my interest in fragmentation ( fragments of memory), displacement, human emotions, passage of time, loss of innocence and human relationships. It fascinates me that I am able to deconstruct and interpret already existing images to create new meaning(s).
I’m currently pursuing my BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.”
Cherelles Appleton - The images I make are a surreal take on the representation of the body through photographic media. Sometimes they are humorous, sometimes unsettling. I use cut outs from fashion editorials and adverts to create strange assemblages, with the body as its central subject. The body has been an enduring interest for me; originally setting out to work in performance, I used my body as material, influenced by the work of experimental dramatists like Meyerhold, Grotowski and Berkoff. Rather than working from the interior to produce believable representations of emotions, I was interested in working from the outside in, using exaggerated and sometimes bizarre movements and gestures to express emotion. I try to separate ‘the self’ from the body and focus on what is left. Reducing still further by using photography, my collages employ the flatness of the photographic print as a distancing tool, so whilst the ultra crisp fashion images suggest a depth, the cut edges remind the eye of their 2D nature. The body is cut, distorted, reconfigured and assembled into absurd beings, insect like or grotesque.
AMEXXVPHOTOGRAPHY -“I am student from the UK in my final year of Film and TV production; although I am a photographer and a visual artist. With my images I want to create something completely different from the original ‘photograph’
Karen Moss“I start unopposed to the blank canvas and begin its reveal usually starting with three oil colors. The painting takes form and I work within its perimeters and add in opposing, defining and exposing colors. I enjoy working on what I consider ‘movement’ and do deliberate over the paintings depth, flow and balance. I enjoy developing the initial lines into my finished product.“
Oliver Herbert -“ In recent works I’ve been fascinated by Leni Riefenstahl’s photographs in the Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania and with the now extinct Nuba tribes. Riefenstahl (Helene Riefenstahl) was a German dancer, actress, and film director best known for her imposing propaganda films in support of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. I see Riefenstahl’s images in her Africa series as beautiful yet problematic, her motives are questionable given her Nazi links. I’ve chosen to combine imagery from 1950’s gemstone catalogues which present vivid natural resources traded globally, often and importantly with uncertain origins.”
Title: Travelers- Mixed Media Collage - 29 cm x 42 cm
“Abstract painting, for me it is a pure and honest expression that goes deeper than the surface image and in my opinion is the visual equal of that lyrical expression. It can encompass a gamete of topics from places and people to emotion and fantasy; or be the topic itself. Defining it for me is difficult because it’s like defining love! It is what it is and is unique to every individual because their interpretation which is based on their experiences, their emotion, and their beliefs. It is an art that requires the viewer to not only visually experience the art but interact with it, the dialogue is there just let it happen. In painting, like life we are looking for emotional triggers and connections. Harmonious movements and understood meanings that connect us to what we have felt or wish to feel. The simplistic movement, shape, or color can deliver a powerful emotional response; wanted and unwanted. It is through these understood connections of color, shape, and movement that I strive to deliver my beliefs, emotion, vision, and experiences and capture it in my work.
Title:D-11 24” x 48" Mixed Media on Panel 2013 $850.00
Karolina Zglobicka’s- work explores the balance between meaning and explanation, vision and gesture, word and unspoken thought. She seeks to express that which is missed in everyday translation. Ambiguities, shadows, hidden pieces of reality, are all explored through use of reflections, distorted perspectives, and repetitive motifs. Collaging layers of colour and shape, marks and movements, past and future, and transforming the way she sees and interprets paint as a medium, Zglobicka seeks to create worlds from recontextualised emotive and visual associations.
Title: The Moon On The Table- oil on canvas 100x100 cm- 2014
Kelvin Brown-“I’m an abstract painter and graffiti artist currently living and working in 30°15′0″N 97°45′0″W.
To me, my work is more about the process than the finished piece. It is analogous to when I was an elementary school student: the studio is my playground, the process is recess & the finished piece results from the whistle being blown.”
Title: Flashback -2013, spray paint on paper-18 x 24 in. Price: $85
Murray Allan- "I am a photographer currently living in Aberdeen, Scotland. My main focus is landscape and fine art photography. Being tutored by the lecturers at Aberdeen College gave me a great deal of support to make the step up to selling and exhibiting my images to the public. I love being out on location, seeing “the shot” and undertaking the challenge of getting the final product to the aesthetic standard I have in my head.“
Eva Bowan, “born in Krakow, Poland, is a multidisciplinary artist, always seeking new outlets of self-expression.
Starting off as a visual artist she has later expanded her array of skills by making music.
Her creations are often a result of inspirations collected during studying Psychology back in Krakow, currently she’s studying Professional Musicianship in Brighton, UK.
Eva Bowan naturally creates captivating surreal worlds and electronic soundscapes inviting on an introspective journey. Her works are a mixture of dreams, hidden fantasies, haunting fears, observing the nature and overanalysing the world around and within.”