ART + ARCHITECTURE 2011 ARTISTS

Emma Stern

Emma Stern is a Philadelphia based photographer who explores forgotten pockets of space throughout the various neighborhoods of her city. Primarily shooting with medium format film, Emma concentrates on finding subtle details, which she uses to activate these otherwise overlooked spaces.

Emma graduated from Drexel University in 2007 with a BS in Photography. She is the co-founder of Gravy, a collaborative workspace and gallery that promotes the work of local photographers. More of her work can be seen at www.emmaistern.com

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Georgie Flores

Georgie Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of art, where he currently works. His work captures the friction and tension of subway rush hour through his use of ink, charcoal, canvas, and oil paint: a portrayal of the everyday “toll” to make a living, the anonymity fellow riders share, and the degradation of an inevitable meat market, transforms the vision of subways into living organisms. People, Trains and Stations turn into parasites, that feed off other parasites, so they don’t have to feed so much on themselves. Georgie has also taught as an educator at the Boricua College in Brooklyn, and has also worked with non-profits such as El Museo del Barrio.


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Gerri Davis

Gerri Davis was born under a rock. Prior to that, she spiraled in
as an orange ball shooting out from the big bang. After arriving
she has spent her time creating paintings, enjoying interfacing
with New York’s many people, and occasionally performing
architectural triage.

For the visual / more info: www.gerridavis.net.

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Heidi Tullman

Heidi Tullmann is a sign painter based out of Brooklyn, New York, and one of the five lead members of the Rabid Hands collective. She is particularly interested in the recognition of timeless magic in the wake of a degenerative civilization, and consequently works with an old world ethic, inspired by blossoming consciousness, guided by auto-mythology, challenged by issues of wealth & Waste. Her work ranges from designing & hand painting signs for city storefronts to exploring & enlivening structures abandoned by society.

www.heiditullmann.com

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Kristin Kunc
Kristin’s work allows her to bring her own universe into existence. With brush in hand, she strives to elicit a dreamlike sense of introspection and calm, and to produce art that encourages people to make up their own stories about the subject. Whether they feature a pristine stream, a glass of deep red wine, or the faces of the people around her, Kristin’s works are suffused with inner light and soft color. She paints true to the classical styles, with a sense of timelessness and longevity to her work.

Kristin has been painting for as long as she can remember. She began studying painting at the Cape Cod School of Art in 1996, and completed her art degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 2001…


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Lopi LaRoe

Lopi LaRoe is a multi‐dimensional artist living and working in Brooklyn. In the mid 90′s she was the founding director of a performance art venue called “What is Art?” in Santa Cruz, California. Lopi received her BFA in painting in 2005 from SUNY Purchase. Her most recent endeavor was an independent DIY Humanitarian Relief Project called Domes for Haiti. She built ten geodesic domes for orphanages in Port Au Prince. Her current work primarily encompasses performance, installation and painting. She is exploring themes of natural disaster, shelter, human rights and decay. Her performances activate constructed environments with kinetic compositions using props, projections and soundscapes. Her visual art incorporates printmaking, painting and collage. More of her work can be seen at lopilaroe.com and lmnopi.com


Photos by Chayo. Grace Exhibition Space’s “Infiltrate” Performance Festival was held at Fountain Art Fair.

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Matthew Silver
Matt Silver is a filmmaker, and performance artist. Currently he is on a path to find the love portal in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He will be documenting his adventure by creating fantasy, reality episodes under the name Heartpocalypse. Most of his projects border between fantasy and reality. He has been featured at the Anthology film Archives, and Performa. Heartpocalypse is the story of a crazed ranting doomsayer, takes place underneath an elevated subway track in the heart of Brooklyn. He’s got the cardboard sign scrawled with nonsensical ramblings and the wild-eyed hysteria. The passers-by give him dirty looks or no looks at all. Suddenly, the preacher has visions of giant, menacing creatures coming for him. An internal battle that seems to never end. Fortunately an Angelic spirit gives this lonely fool compassion, which triggers an emotional epiphany. Love is now. His work can be found at www.heartpocalypse.com.

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Matt Stolle
Matt Stolle’s abstractions are created by the use and misuse of techniques associated with painting, drawing, and printmaking. These self-aware and physically present objects are a convergence of hard-edged abstraction, chilly Minimalism, and Modernist detritus. The techniques are applied following the logic of repetitive processes, found patterns, and manufactured mistakes, resulting in both a cool reductiveness and an intricate formal experience. The use of ordinary materials sets the stage for an abstraction that is at times dependent upon a throw-a-way medium and an unprepared support structure, literally and metaphorically re-contextualizing the genre of abstraction.

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NON SOLO

Non Solo is a collective, formed in late 2010, that has agreed to an extended experiment, to remain in conversation with one another while our work tours both galleries and non-traditional art spaces around the U.S. during the course of this next year. Individual work that could be subject to group influence and self reflexive collaborative work, along with the seven members, will leave Brooklyn soon after showing with Gowanus Ballroom for a rock and roll style tour, heading cross country in a van for the west coast circuit. Non Solo’s approach to site specificity focuses around the physical space as well as social constructs of the particular audience and general history of the organization and area.

More about Non Solo and their work can be found at nonsoloshows.wordpress.com

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Patricia Watwood

Watwood paints nudes, figures, portraits and still lifes in the classical tradition. Her paintings draw on allegorical, mythological, and narrative themes. She continues the classical pursuits of representational painting, with an eye on the contemporary world. The recurring theme in her paintings is the spiritual human presence. Watwood states, “Formal training is the indispensable underpinning of my practice. I seek to follow and build upon the artistic intelligence and traditions of the past, and bring them anew to my own generation. I am excited to be a part of a growing school of New York Classicists that are seeking to create beautiful representational paintings that will add our contemporary experience to the tradition of painting”

www.patriciawatwood.com


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Raylene Gorum
Raylene Gorum moved to New York City in 2001 after completing her Bachelors of Architecture at California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo and Ecole d’Architecture in Paris.

In 2003, she started her own design firm, Sweet 101, focusing on interior architecture, custom furniture, and textural redesign of spaces. Professionally engaged in the speculative process of drawing construction plans, refining blueprints and bringing them to fruition in the real world, she dedicated her remaining time to crafting fantastical urban proposals on drafting film in vivid colors of layered tape and paint. In 2008, she had three solo shows of these proposals at Art Engine (San Francisco), Rowan Morrison (Oakland) and Shetler Studios (Manhattan).


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Rob Zeller

Rob Zeller was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although he has resided in New York City for 12 years, the surrealistic and Catholic Baroque quality of his birthplace permeates his art to this day. He received a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He studied with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier. He is the recipient of two Posey Fellowships and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Rob has taught at the New York Academy of Art, the Stevenson Academy of Fine Art, and the Long Island Academy of Fine Art. In January 2009, he founded the Teaching Studios of Art, with locations in Brooklyn and Oyster Bay, Long Island.

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Shannon Gillen
Shannon Gillen received her BFA from The Juilliard School where her choreography was produced at Alice Tully Hall, the Peter J. Sharp Theater, and the Clark Studio Theater. Upon graduating, Gillen studied Meisner acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio and served as choreographer to theater company Sintroca on Lasanta, a multi-disciplinary work, premiering at the Ontological-Hysterics Theater. She went on to present original work at the International Dance Festival, Oltre Passo in Lecce, Italy. In 2008, Gillen was awarded an artist in residency at Dance New Amsterdam, where she founded Shannon Gillen & Guests. Vested in site specific works, the company utilizes different physical and contextual standpoints within a space to construct layered feeling states. These feeling states are rooted in questioning the emotional life embedded in form, content and location.

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Tod Seelie

Tod Seelie has photographed in over twenty countries on five different continents. Originally from Cleveland, he relocated to Brooklyn in 1997. Tod was a founding member of The Miss Rockaway Armada , and continued on to travel with both manifestations of the Swimming Cities .

His work has appeared in publications such as The NY Times, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Marie Claire, Men’s Journal, Thrasher, Vice, Art Forum, Art In America, Flash Art and Adbusters among others.

More of Tod’s work can be found on his website www.todseelie.com


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Nicolas Chatfield-Taylor

Nicholas Chatfield-Taylor is a creator and a promoter. Working with indie-level bands such as Matt & Kim, Parts & Labor and Japanther, the shoestring-budget music videos he has directed have been screened at film festivals, nominated for MTV awards and watched repeatedly on YouTube. Working alongside directors he has designed opening credit sequences, movie posters and edited films that have been screened at Sundance and Slamdance, as well as other festivals worldwide. He has worked as a stage manager, lighting designer and set builder for national music tours, and doesn’t mind the title “Roadie.” In New York City he is part of a small number who throw impromptu, guerrilla-style concerts in public spaces, something he doesn’t mind getting arrested for. This past year he curated an art show of 70 one-of-a-kind album covers for Brooklyn band Ninjasonik…


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