This new series titled "Fractors" represents an intersection in my process of employing fractals and generative processes to recreate the recursive approach found in nature. Chaos and mash-up are utilized to realize new object surfaces.
Jeanne Criscola has built her professional reputation by integrating her deep experience as a designer, artist, and educator. She collaborates with individuals and with international organizations on projects that feature both arts and culture issues and social justice initiatives. She exhibits her art internationally and teaches Design at Central.
The specificity of painting directly from nature offers glimpses of something that compels me to completely trust my intuitions. Starting with the sensual, the realization of form through the act of painting uncovers something larger than conceived.
The point at which the act of painting reaches a crisis is where freedom and necessity are the same.
A 1989 graduate from Maryland Institute College of Art, Robert Datum’s work focuses on portraits and landscapes in and around the area of southeastern Connecticut in which he lives. His work heavily draws upon the immediacy of painting directly from life with an ambitious painterly style. Influences: Frank Auerbach, Chaim Soutine, Eugene Leroy.
Unpredictability and chance are part of my process - I let the work direct me with each pass through the press. My monotype subjects are imaginary landscapes and geometric abstractions incorporating rich texture and color through layering of ink and imagery. I strive for evocative, compelling compositions that personally resonate with viewers.
Kathleen DeMeo is a printmaker, painter and mixed-media artist. Her work appeared in major exhibitions including FootPrint International and the CT Academy of Fine Arts’ national juried show. Her monotypes have merited several “best in show” prizes among other awards, and her outdoor installations for Florence Griswold Museum gained wide attention.
Duo collaborated with ECA students to create a meandering photo/literary installation within the halls, stairwells and nooks of the Armory. Celebrating the historical relevance of abandoned buildings, while creating a walking tour for patrons to explore the entire building and it's artists who bring it back to life for CWOS.
Graduating from Cornell in 1977, Duo Dickinson opened his own architectural practice in 1987. His work has received more than 30 awards, including Architectural Record, Record House, Metropolitan Home Met Home Awards, and Connecticut and New York AIA design awards. He is the first non-member award-winner of the Society of America Registered Architects’ 2009 Special Service Award and the 2015 Sacred Landscape Award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture.
I love photography. I especially love the image that is created by natural light hitting celluloid, otherwise known as silver gelatin film. My goal in life is to use my film and photography to document the culture and contributions of people of African Ancestry that are honest.
Lydia Douglas is a fine art photographer and an independent filmmaker since 1997. She studied photography at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, receiving a BFA degree and received her MFA degree in film from Howard University. Nappy, her thesis film, is a pioneering film that directly addresses the “politics” of Black women’s hair.
Textural rhythms built from drips, spills, splatters, brush strokes and smears are the scaffolding for color experiments. Though figurative, my work is about the paint not the topic. Reality is the impetus not the goal. Feel the paint, follow the color & express the struggle for belonging that is the path of all immigrant kids no matter how old
A Valley Boy back in CT after a few decades in the DC where where I majored in Studio Art & minored in Linguistics; taught ESOL & Art; played in , wrote for & recorded in bands; designed & built sets; done music for performance art & modern dance pieces, and incessantly painted and exhibited. Meditative & visceral, painting is my lifeblood
At CWOS she will show selections of her most recent silk screen and wood cut prints. Her reduction method woodcuts have been modified by color or composition to create unique monoprints. Jennifer finds her inspiration from the rich variety of nature. One can see her stop while on a walk to collect a leaf or flower that caught her eye.
Jennifer Van Elswyk is an artist, preschool teacher, and faculty member at Creative Arts Workshop. Jennifer began printmaking in 1992 at Wesleyan University. She studies at Creative Arts Workshop and earned a BS in Printmaking at SCSU. She lives in New Haven, CT with her husband and three children.
Born and raised in Japan,I have been enjoying drawing, painting and being inspired by art in my entire life. Most of scenery I paint are from Connecticut shoreline area. I also love to paint still life.
As a family, we identify as artists. Katherine (mom) is an art therapist; Rafael (dad) is a graphic artist; Ana (daughter) is an emerging artist. Over the years, we have exhibited our artwork individually and supported each other’s creative process.
After last year’s CWOS, Ana was inspired and set a goal to display our artwork together.CWOS provided us with the venue to showcase our artwork, as a family.We are grateful for the opportunity and hope to continue sharing our work collectively.
I like to make art. Making art is fun. Sometimes I make something good and people say "Oooh, that's good!" Then I want to make more art that criticizes and comments on the sick and twisted nature of our culture.
My installation in room 220C is called “Buried Alive”. The centerpiece is a shopping cart full of plastic garbage that is smothering a live tree with its roots sticking out from the sides and the root-tips encased in tiny ceramic pots. The installation purpose is to focus on the growing human-caused environmental catastrophe of plastic garbage.