My attendance and deep observation of society as an artist, coupled with great aspirations and relentless work to attain artistic excellence, has provoked my imagination for making artworks with materials that would otherwise be considered trash or recyclable. These materials has challenged my creativity to produce works that reflect our society.
Faustin Adeniran is a contemporary artist from Nigeria. At an early age, he developed a vivid interest in making art and discovered his own artistic abilities and creativity. He immersed himself in drawing, painting, and experimenting with different media.
Adeniran has had several group exhibitions and art workshops on his brilliant innovative art.
I like good stories. Our stories make us who we are. In fact, I believe that all roads to knowledge are paved with fabulous tales. I hope that the images in my recent exploration of the conditional nature of contemporary truth and identity can be read as narratives that reach beyond the frame of any single image.
I was born in the South and educated in New England. My life has been a pendulum swinging between art and academia. However, I can’t rely on the natural laws implied in this metaphor since the arrival of our three children, for whom the laws of nature are more aspirational. Art is what happens now in gravity-free, grown-up moments.
Impermanence, transience, the potential of change and the role of chance in its origin and outcome are central themes of my work. Trace elements from the landscape serve as inspiration for my mixed media photographs and monotypes.
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 the lamp-making collaboration of New Haven printmaker Liz Pagano and Ivoryton potter Hayne Bayless. The lamp structure is typically a brazed piano-wire frame with 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.
Why are we mesmerized by power and by light? We meet the chaos of opposing traits with two qualities: immense optimism and strength, but also distraction and frailty. "The hand is the window on the mind." ~ Kant. Sculptures, etchings, paintings- physical and psychic and poetic objects: an autobiography of questions.
Lexi Axon’s first exhibitions in the 1980s New York East Village and Paris and Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton Long Island were attended by critic Maurice Poirier, a Clark Gable impersonator, Andy Warhol, Wynn Kramarsky, Kurt Vonnegut, and New York Times editors. MFA CUNY Hunter College in Painting during Robert Morris and Rosalind Krauss’s tenures
There is no such thing as “making an image.” There is only the making of image-objects. There is always physicality to what is referred to, in art, as “the image.” To speak only of the image is to ignore an image-object’s physicality and materiality. My works refuse this form of disregard.
Lillianna Marie Baczeski was born and raised in Connecticut. She has studied conceptual photography at the University of Connecticut, The Ohio State University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale University. She lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.
I am so excited to participate in my first Open Studio! Making pottery centers my soul and I am looking forward to sharing the results of that inner peace with all who enter my little corner of heaven in our shared studio space at Erector Square.
Amanda moved to New Haven with her husband this July and quickly settled in with the Erector Square Potters. She has been working on the wheel for 7 years while creating and teaching pottery in New York, New Jersey, D.C., and Berlin, Germany. Everywhere she goes, she is inspired and humbled by the brilliant artists who surround her.
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 clay is rolled, stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, extruded, bent, cut and put back together. The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and so dismissed, is a wellspring of 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!).
I consider visual expression a form of spiritual communication. I strive to connect the spirit with natural influences in a balanced and harmonious fashion.
I am originally from the west coast, and relocated to CT five years ago. My work is found in many private collections throughout the US and also abroad. I am inspired by the natural beauty of Connecticut and incorporate nature themes in my work, from a spiritual perspective.
I love the possibilities of water soluble colored pencils, 300# Arches and 1000H graph paper to explore the beauty, irony, distress and humor of American flags encountered in the past three years. A work begins with a riveting photo and progresses through a variety of faint, dreamy, and/or bold drawings. Knowing when to stop is the hardest part.
I have degrees in architecture from Washington University and Yale and many classes with good teachers at CAW and GAC.
Painting and drawing are like breathing-sometimes as a relief from my profession of architecture and sometimes heightened by it. I have had some solo shows of my fauvist work, Hockney studies, East Rock Park & American flags.