Maya Freelon Asante looks at global issues, including war, poverty, waste, beauty, and aging, and makes works which demonstrate her passion to share about these issues. She takes tissue paper, uses water to transfer the pigments onto another paper, and the presses. She makes Tissue Ink Monoprints which look at deterioration and the idea of us staining our history and future.
Susie Ganch is American born to Hungarian parents. Her work consists of things from small intricate jewelry, to large filling sculptures. Her sculptures are large, and are made of lots of tiny pieces assembled together. She lives in Richmond now, and works as a teacher, sculptor, and jeweler. Her work focuses on permeability and interconnectedness.
Martin Molin is an musician who focuses on making his musing by creating new methods to play instuments. While this isn't directly "art" the design and planning going into these projects can very well be considered art. Music as an art form often overlaps, and this machine could stand as the definition of music as art. the creator of this machine desgined it all out, and using 2000 marbkes and a hand crank can power this machine to play a song.
Marela Zacarias' work focus on large, color filled fabric. She works to combine painting and sculpture. Her work focuses and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. She makes both free standing and wall sculptures.
Franz Ackermann is German based, and most of his work focuses on large installations. They are bright, spacious, and colorful. The work focus on the themes of travel, globalization, urbanism, and tourism. He uses a mix of the location's history, as well as his interpretation and feeling from the mural location. The work frequently focuses on the dual sides of tourism, the glamour as well as the destruction.
Cy Twombly began the large part of his career in the 1950's working on large scale sculpture and paintings. His work is often in multiple parts or panels, with a later focus on "romantic imagery". He was born in Lexington, Virginia, and most of his work is inspired by Mediterranean history and geography, as well as Greek and Roman myths. I loved the large scale of his work, and how bright many of his more recent works are. I also really enjoy the sense of movement and flow in his works. Looking through his gallery pages, it is amazing how much work he created.
Tara Donovan grew up and now lives in New York. Her work focuses on large, installation pieces made out of common day objects. Most of her work is designed and chosen specifically for the location it will be shown in. I am really drawn to to fluidity of her work. It all is so simple yet so dynamic/calming at the same time. I really like the repetition of material and repetition of shapes or movement in each of her works.
Brian Donnelly is a San Francisco based artist. He works primarily in oil paints, and the majority of his current work is portraiture. Brain paints highly detailed and refined paintings, and then destroys a art of them by using turpentine to "melt the color" away. I really like how colorful and lively his paintings are.
Erin Hanson was born and raised in the beautiful valleys of the midwest. She loved art growing up, but followed a different career path, becoming a bio-engineer. After her own business grew and reached a level where she could simply oversee it, she gained more free time and returned to her true passion, art. Erin now works almost solely in oil paints, creating vivid and dynamic landscapes. Her style is considered to be "open-impressionism" a much looser and light version of the movement.
Sayaka Ganz grew up in Japan, but now resides in Indiana as a teacher at Purdue University. Her works are made out of "reclaimed objects." The majority of her pieces are out of plastic materials and utensils, with some of her other work out of metal scraps. Her goal is, "for each object to transcend its origin by being transformed into forms that are alive and in motion." I think it's really interesting that all of her work comes from pre-used objects. It's amazing how colorful they are.
Charlotte Wilmouth, born and raised in Richmond, VA. This site is for my work and things which inspire me to try something new. This is a blog for my art.