Architecture has the unique ability to illustrate the narrative of its occupants. Recording traces of the lives and memories that took place within, it captures a moment’s particular emotion into a physical presence. If art is a record of history, I aim to capture and record in my work the raw and pained spirit of that moment in history.
Mohamad Hafez is an interdisciplinary artist and architect .
Many years of a common vision for highly conceptualized imagery began to build. Together, through years, a symbiotic photographic relationship was formed allowing them to not only live and work together, but to enrich each others imagery.
Each having unique skills that are used to collaborate on projects on the local and commercial platforms.
Mistina Hanscom & Luke Hanscom
Photographic imagery for commercial, editorial and personal projects.
UARTS Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is an Artisan training program, providing creative vocational skills for adults with developmental and social disabilities. The UARTS Artisans create an array of unique art products. The materials used for these products are mostly up-cycled, donated and found objects.
Gathered Wood Wreath – Created using twine and painted found objects in nature.
This work is a testament to the courage of dead and dying friends, to the sheer graphic brutality of the Bay Area tech boom, and my present disinterest with other-than-subaltern generational narratives. Don't worry It's not really a polemic, I'm against discursive formations of any kind; I'm mostly just driven by Eros and stupidity.
Born and raised in New Haven, educated at California College of the arts, currently a working artist and Social Worker in training.
Protective spaces, both physical and emotional, are an important part of my work; investigating protective layers that happen naturally or intentionally. I work with muted tones using water-based mediums, plaster, board and wood.
I have exhibited in California, New York, Connecticut and Ohio. Since 2010, twelve solo exhibitions,
an Artist Fellowship Grant from the State of Connecticut (DECD & COA) and Artist in Residence at Weir Farm. From southeastern PA, earned BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and MALS at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT
In a perfect bouquet one bloom is virtually indistinguishable from the next, but in fleeting moments of their deterioration each stem is transformed. To these images we ascribe meaning: some are melancholy, some vulnerable, some are proud. Through gesture and form they become compositionally intriguing and metaphorically rich.
Photography has been my career and passion my entire adult life. As a photographer whose business has been dedicated to the work of others my concentration has been on servicing the needs of my clients – not on promoting my personal work. It is only recently that I have begun to actively pursue showing my personal images to the broader public.
Through my work, I have sought to show the heart, ruggedness and resiliency of the Venezuelan people and the land, and to demonstrate how we are all the same, looking to find happiness amidst adversity. Through my lens, I wish to bring humanity closer together, so that humanity may come closer to finding harmony.
Daniel Ramirez is a photojournalist, street photographer and documentarian. After having spent 8 years working in various professional roles as a photographer in his home state of Tachira, Venezuela, he has come to the United States to share his work for the first time. His work seeks to showcase the beauty of Venezuela and her people.
Walking, last July, I see a cluster of pink thistles near a crosswalk.
I draw them.
I paint. A fluid, transparent layer of terre verte on canvas. Finger-paint thistles. Dry.
Follow with color and texture in a manner studied and “careless,” light and heavy, real and invented.
Pass thistles a few days later. They've exploded into white fluff.
Worldwide use of plastic increased 20-fold in the past 50 years. Plastic use is expected to double in the next 20. About one-third of all plastics produced wind up in the ocean. Post-consumer waste is my medium. My work investigates our relationship with the environment. It is a reminder of the human destruction of the earth and life therein.
I use found and recycled materials and everyday trash to create objects of beauty and horror. Current projects include “More Garbage than Fish” and “You’re Fired! I Quit!.” The former investigates pollution’s effect on fish and other sea life. The latter is a series of portraits of former and current members of the 45th president’s administration.
Our collaboration of disciplines shapes a practice exploring new ideas in mobile design utilizing upcycled commercial plastics and other materials.
New Mobile designs are built on aesthetics considerations established by Alexander Calder while focusing on the environmental impact of ubiquitous, disposable plastics.
David Sepulveda, a 2016 Arts Council Award recipient, has been an arts reporter for New Haven Independent. He holds an MA in Studio Art from NYU and was an art instructor for 36 years. He currently designs sets for Collective Consciousness Theater.
Semi Semi-Dikoko explores Social Sculpture and Conceptual Art after a System Architecture Career.