Our mission is to represent, present, promote and sell work of local contemporary artists. As champions of free speech, we do not censor our artists' work or written statements. We are dedicated to representing critical perspectives that challenge and illuminate culture and enrich our aesthetic experience. 6 of our artists will be on site for CWOS.
Founded in 2003, Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) is a cooperative gallery collectively operated by member artists. Currently representing 20 of the area’s most notable emerging and established mid-career professionals, our artists have all been juried into membership. Monthly exhibitions are highlighted by special programs and events.
Unable to return to Syria during his architecture training in rural Iowa because of his student visa, Hafez began making models of his beloved homeland to cure homesickness. He never knew he was documenting a culture that would soon be lost to a brutal war. Now his pieces stand as a testament to the desolution of his nation.
A Syrian artist and architect, Mohamad Hafez was born in Damascus, raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and educated in the Midwestern United States. Expressing the juxtaposition of East and West within him, Hafez’s art reflects the political turmoil in the Middle East and is architectural in its appearance yet politically charged in its content.
Toto offers a way to go beyond the four walls of a performance space to expose the hidden truths. This live installation is inspired by his latest play Requiem For An Electric Chair which being produced in New Haven to debut in 2018. The installation plays with the tensions of shadow, power, and the dis-ease of displacement.
Toto is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied Drama in the National Institute of Arts in Kinshasa. As a refugee since December 2015, he is exploring themes of “identity” and redefining his artistic expression based on the drama that his country of origin is experiencing as well as the country which has welcomed him.
I take photographs because it pleases me to capture and show something I’ve seen that had meaning for me. I photograph what is significant to me as I encounter it in the real world. It is my hope to extract a meaningful moment from reality through the process and craft of photography.
My photos are primarily taken in urban settings, usually somewhat off the main streets, and are often a visual representation of my emotional connection to the locations. I am drawn to patterns, textures, and juxtaposition of colors on structural surfaces that have come about through the additive or subtractive effects of nature and man.
Mark earned a BS in Floriculture at Texas A & M University and a MS in Biology at Bowling Green State University. A mostly self-taught artist, he draws largely from a former career in landscape design.
His work has been exhibited at many galleries in the region. He is currently a member of Kehler Liddell Gallery.
What began with wool coats layered with paper mache became coats built from layered and dyed newspaper. Coats protect us from the cold. We can hide within a coat and it can shield us from view. It is a layer of protection between us and the world.
My interest is in protective spaces, both physical and emotional. I work with paper and with my camera to investigate and express those interests. My work ranges from small works to large installations.
Walking his own beat in street photography, Hank Paper captures what otherwise escapes notice – a revelation that alters our awareness, punctures pretension, and mines irony from surface appearances. He has documented contemporary culture and society in the streets of North America, The United Kingdom, Western and Europe, the Middle East and Cuba.
Walking his own beat in street photography, Hank Paper captures what otherwise escapes notice – a revelation that alters our awareness, punctures pretension, and mines irony from surface appearances. He has documented contemporary culture and society in the streets of North America, The United Kingdom, Western Europe, the Middle East and Cuba.
The Photography Dept specialization at Southern emphasizes an expressive and comprehensive approach to photographic image making. Students explore the medium’s creative potential and place within contemporary art and culture through a diverse curriculum, while also developing technical competency and practical knowledge in a range of techniques.
Mitchell Library located at 37 Harrison St will be featuring work by
The natural world around us, often goes unnoticed and the fact that it is disappearing fast, slips past a majority of folks. Habitat loss, environmental responsibility, sustainability ar underlying motivations for my art. Traveling the world, photographing rare birds before they disappear drives me to take tens of thousands of photos then paint.
In 1994, I founded Lesley Roy Home Couture and began manufacturing handmade glass dinnerware and home accessories, which were retailed through luxury stores throughout the world. Art & Nature continue to be my passions, expressed through photography and painting. My love of birds is a predominant focus.