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Allie Atkeson

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

More Light

More Light

Atkeson, about “More Light”:

“How does light act? “More Light” incorporates paper cutouts and a light source to form a mixed media piece. Usually, light functions to increase the value of an area. The piece reinvents the use of light by allowing it to create shadows and areas of high and low value. When viewed from different angles the light changes how the piece is seen, allowing each observer to see light act in a different way.”

Artist Bio

Bob Bumgarner

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Guitar1

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Guitar2

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Guitar3

Joseph Di Bella

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Modified oil monotype and mixed media on paper 38”h x 30.5” 1998

Beneath the Mount #2(Colore di pioggia adi ferro, trans. The colors of rain and iron) Modified oil monotype and mixed media on paper 38”h x 30.5”w 1998

Di Bella on “Beneath the Mount #2” :

“This is one piece from a suite of ten works on themes of history, ethnicity and culture situated in a particular place: Sicily and the slope of the volcano, Mount Etna. Verses from Salvatore Quasimodo’s poetry interlace diptych halves. These mixed media works are oil monotypes with enhancement and alteration in oil, gouache, graphite and colored pencil.  One visual field physically and metaphorically parallels the other. The black, rich earth of lava from ancient eruptions blankets past generations in the upper panel as the beaded door coverings of villagers’ homes shield those living from the burning sun in the lower panel. The surrounding frames reference patterns from various Sicilian artistic traditions. The layering of Italian and English languages alludes to the tension between a thought and its utterance.”

Scared and Profane Love (to Dante and Elliot) acrylic on canvas and masonite 46”h x 48”w  1994

"Sacred and Profane Love (to Dante and Elliot)" acrylic on canvas and masonite 46”h x 48”w 1994

Di Bella on “Sacred and Profane Love”:

“In this part of a series of related paintings, three processes intermingle. The first is the abstracted analysis of historical works of art. These form the altered symmetrical underpinnings of the paintings. The second is the presence of text passages from authors whose works influenced the artist. The third is the frame. Its imagery depends on other historical works that provide indirect analogies for the interior space. These frames are equivalent to glosses in manuscripts. This interest in the frame as a means of bracketing content finds its way into most of the work I have subsequently created. In this example passages from Dante’s Inferno overlay excerpts from Eliot’s Wasteland, two literary masterpieces whose temporal distances come closer together in one space.”

Omo Non Omo No. 1 58.5”h x 41.5”w digital prints mounted on wood panels 2000

"Omo Non Omo No. 1" 58.5”h x 41.5”w digital prints mounted on wood panels 2000

Di Bella on “Omo Non Omo”:

“The phrase ‘Non omo, omo gi fui’ comes from Dante’s Inferno, and translates basically as ‘Not man now but once was man’ or, more clearly, ‘though not alive now, I once was,’ a phrase loaded with existential content. I invert the passage. This digital painting takes the niche form as a place that envelops and imprisons the figure, a mausoleum or funerary alcove. The use of divisions, small parts closing into a whole, becomes a favorite device for my later works.”

Joseph Di Bella Bio

Robert Landeck

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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SMILE Guitar, spray paint, spray paint cans 16x20x4

"SMILE" Guitar, spray paint, spray paint cans 16x20x4

Caitlyn Paley

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Mariachi

Exact Opposites

Exact Opposites

Artist Bio

Gabriel Pons

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

“My Baby Wants to Rock N Roll #3”, 2009, Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 30”x30”

“My Baby Wants to Rock N Roll #3”, 2009, Mixed Media on Wood Panel, 30”x30”

“Equilibrium: page 514”, 2008, Mixed Media in Altered Book, 8.5”x11”

“Equilibrium: page 514”, 2008, Mixed Media in Altered Book, 8.5”x11”

“Equilibrium: page 528”, 2008, Mixed Media in Altered Book, 8.5”x11”

“Equilibrium: page 528”, 2008, Mixed Media in Altered Book, 8.5”x11”

Artist Bio

Retta Robbins

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Rumsfeld Mouths

“‘Rumsfeld’s Mouths’ is my response to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon briefings during the Iraq War, which were a form of ‘non[sense]-speak’ last seen in Orwell’s 1984.”

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Teresa A. Shillingford

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Abide Not

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