I like to complicate image-making. Usually this means I prefer to do it "wrong" -- for example, shooting digital photos through the viewfinders of old film cameras, hacking an instant camera to make long or multiple exposures, or haphazardly coloring in black and white negatives with permanent markers.
Sean O’Brien (AKA “AreaBridges”) makes photographs, music, and video animations that mash up analog techniques and technologies with the iterative possibilities enabled by contemporary digital media.
The concepts of transformation and change have always fascinated me. Time is always moving forward, much like a river. With its flow, everything is always changing, however slightly. With no change, there is no room for growth, and without growth, there is room only for death.
You might as well say I was concieved with art supplies in hand. I’ve been creating art since I was a kid starting with my favorite cartoon/comic characters. While other kids were playing sports or out with their friends, I would be found somewhere letting my imagination run “wild.” Art has been at my side throughout all life’s twists and turns.
Born in Havana Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, with a family punished for not embracing communism, I entered America as aCuban refugee in 1970. This April I returned to Havana wanting to belong. My installation Havana Cuba 2017: Beauty, Decay, Farce embodies the visceral experience of being back home.
Havana Cuba 2017: Beauty, Decay, Farce embodies the state of my birth place Havana Cuba: war-like torn by political farce, time, and neglect. All must negotiate the fine line between morality and integrity versus livelihood and survival.
Currently I’m interested in the relationships between domesticity and masculinity, my nonexistent relationship with my father and obsession with queer daddy subcultures, and the digital versus corporeal spaces bodies inhabit. I utilize printmaking, sculpture and performance to explore queerness as a visceral experience.
I’m an artist born outside of Chicago, raised in Nebraska and now living and working in Connecticut. I received by BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MFA in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut.
Grounded in the pursuit for self-determination and liberation for the people of Puerto Rico, the Young Lords Party was a revolutionary nationalist youth organization that sought to reclaim agency and community control over the well being of their communities. This work will showcase the impact and depth of their political and community projects.
Daniel Pizarro is a graphic designer and advocate for social justice. He’s currently a Design and Technology fellow at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Daniel received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and BA from UCLA Design Media | Arts. His interests explore the role of design and participation in an emerging society of the commons.
Given the fact that art possesses an inherent universal language, it contains an undeniable message that speaks volumes about who we all are as human beings. With art there is a level playing field, free of the consequences of stigma. With each work, renewal, growth, and personal peace are possible.
ArtShip at Fellowship Place is an artists’ cooperative comprised of individuals who routinely show and sell their work in the community. Fellowship Place provides a safe and therapeutic community where individuals suffering from mental illness may access support and programs to improve their daily lives.
Using a combination of palette knives and brushes, I started working with pure pigment in a fairly loose style. This group of recent paintings features humans and animals as shadow figures set in an over saturated world of vibrant color.
Artist Michael Quirk studied painting, sculpture and digital arts at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven and Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. His award winning work has been exhibited in various regional galleries and juried shows throughout the United States. His artwork can be found in numerous private collections.
My paintings and drawings create a quiet and reflective tension between flat planes and figures that transcend physical space but hold an introspective presence. By hybridizing my foundation as a painter in both the Bay Area Figurative Movement and the chiaroscuro tradition of the old masters, the figures in my work carry an ethereal nature.
Shilo Ratner’s work has been exhibited are the African American Culture Complex, Los Angeles Art Association, First Street Gallery, NYC and Hang Art Gallery, SF. Ratner’s work can be found in myriad of private art collections in the United States and abroad.
Abstract elements of color, line, texture and shape from home deck vistas appear spiritually. The transformation of nature takes on a thrilling magic. Sometimes deliberate, but most often intuitive and organic designs materialize. Playing with acrylic, paper,fabric and repurposed objects find their way to rest on the canvas.
Betsy Ratner’s mindful explorations with mixed media emerged after teaching Gifted and Talented students. Artful abstractions became prominent through the influence of her collaborative dance, writing and theater groups. As a national award winning educator, Betsy’s speaking engagements include interactive artful experiences.
Hi my name is Steve Reggiani, I am an Illustrator and Landscape Painter living in Seymour CT. I am a graduate of Paier College of Art with a BFA in Illustration. I work mainly in oils, and primarily on board, or canvas. I currently work as a Fine Art Conservator at Yost Conservation in Oxford CT.