Impermanence, transience, the potential of change and the role of chance in its origin and outcome are central themes of my work. Myth oftentimes serves as subject and trace images from the landscape offer inspiration for my photographic mixed media and monotype prints.
Aspasia Anos earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. A lifelong artist and educator, she is a past recipient of a Connecticut Commission of Arts Fellowship. Her work has been shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions and is held in corporate and private collections.
My artwork is an investigation of “Chaotic” patterns found in nature. The images created utilize symmetry as a methodology to find and portray an existing underlying hidden order or universal aesthetic language of form that structures the way we perceive and understand our sense of being and environment, gain and process knowledge, and then create.
John is an “Assistant Professor” in Department of Art and Design at the University of New Haven. In 2006 he was appointed as a “Professional Designer and Artist in Residence”.
He received a BA at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT in 1974 and obtained a MFA at Pratt Institute of Design in 1980.
Every lamp combines many different materials, each calling for its own treatment and approach. This suits both artists, who find the collaborative process rewarding and different from the solo work each pursues in their studios. To agree on a mutually pleasing design transforms the interior creative monologue into a conversation out loud.
Sideways & Askew is a lamp-making collaboration between New Haven printmaker Liz Pagano and Ivoryton potter Hayne Bayless. The lamp structure is typically a brazed piano-wire frame anchored to a base of concrete, stone, wood, or ceramic. The shades are high-quality paper with one-of-a-kind decoration in ink, paint, and encaustic.
I'm a painter and I make objects. I read art theorists. I initially identified with Harold Rosenberg Action Painting (Bill Arning called it a "feminist version"). The Apocalyptic and the Sublime. Linda Nochlin. Calvin Tomkins. Dave Hickey via Las Vegas. Liberace because he played classics and left out the boring parts.
Lexi Axon was born to two jazz musician band leaders in Speedway, Indianapolis. In her formative years a tragic event led the three into an itinerant lifestyle until they arrived in New York. Early interests were in Vonnegut, DH Laurence, Somerset Maugham, Miro, and St Phalle/Tanguy kinetic works. MFA CUNY Hunter with Rosalyn Krauss.
Image title: Moth, Seed, Cartoon, Embrace 47 x 45 inches. I work large and physically. I'm a colorist. I've been a visual artist since my youth. I am blessed by the generosity of collectors who support my work. The work fits snugly into three categories: Insignias, The Apocalyptic and Sublime, Lost Environments.
“Since the 1980s, Lexi Axon has worked between New York City and Paris under the pseudonym “Lady McCrady”. Her work consists of impulse sketches, etchings, paintings and sculptures of street life, dictated by the energy and chaos of construction zones.” MFA CUNY Hunter College Rosalind Krauss – Sara Fritchey, Artspace New Haven
Ebony B. is a visionary and photographer who blends art and life into her shooting style. With a background in psychology, Ebony has mastered seamlessly blending conscious and subconscious elements and experiences into her photography.
Nature is my muse. The endless variety of color, texture and pattern continues to delight and amaze me. Using an assortment of mediums, I try to convey the essence of my subject and what makes it special to me. Working with a minimal plan frees me to use my intuition in the process. I hope the enthusiasm with which I create my work is evident.
Lisa Barash-Rosario is a graduate of Queens College with a BA in Fine Art and Theatre Design. Professionally, Lisa has worked as a photo stylist and visual merchandising designer in NYC and is now the owner of LBR Home Staging & Design in CT. Lisa has exhibited at the Westport Arts Center, Rowayton Arts Center, White Silo Winery and other venues.
I love what spawns in the friction between what I want the clay to do and what it might rather do. I'm intrigued by what happens when this remarkable material is rolled, bent, stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, extruded, sliced and put back together. The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and dismissed, usually brims with new ideas.
Hayne is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. In school he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay. In 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. A frequent workshop presenter, he’s shown work at the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian Craft Show. A board member of Studio Potter journal and Pots on Wheels (POW!).
My work references nature and issues around imperfection and impermanence, including both deterioration and regeneration. I am also happy when I am able to integrate social, political and environmental concerns into my work.
In 1998, after being a social worker for 30 years, I left my job to attend the NY Studio School for a 3 year program in painting and sculpture, studying especially with Bruce Gagnier and Lee Tribe. While I continued to work figuratively and mostly in clay, it was at this point that I began to explore abstraction, and using a whole range of other materials.
Most recently I have been making paper and working with raw Kozo fiber, falling in love with its texture and seeing it as a vehicle for my own visual associations. I also use repurposed materials, and developed my own process for working with silk, paper and wax. Jen Davies taught me my first paper making, though I probably broke every rule in my own paper making process while trying to build sculptural forms. I also studied Joomchi with Jiyoung Chung.
2. A person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party
The body of work entitled, “The Wallflower Project”, examines the social stigma of being a “wallflower” through the use of portraits created with various pinhole cameras.
Janine Brown is a multi-disciplinary artist. She has exhibited extensively in the United States, as well as in France and Italy. Her work resides in numerous private collections in California, New York, and Connecticut, as well as the permanent collection of the Museo Area Archeologica Arte Contemporanea in Cisternino, Italy.
Since early 2017, I have been exploring the subject matter of social media and its effects on individuals.
I play on the notion that people feel a need for instant gratification as they constantly expose themselves. Private and unflattering moments are now made public through mass consumed disposable images.
Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I studied art at the University of Memphis and moved to Connecticut in 2013. After living in a bubble for most of my life, I decided to branch out and see a new perspective of the country with a couple of friends. I prefer to paint people as a coping mechanism for my social anxiety disorder.