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Philip Lindsey divides his creative output into two bodies of work. One, a formalist language of expressive, gestural abstraction dating to his earliest explorations as a painter. The other, a journey into personal narrative through metaphor and allegory that began with the birth of his daughter, 16 years ago.
The purity of abstraction, and eloquence of poetics developed into a vast language derived from a vocabulary of limitations. Series evolved as the language grew, with materials informing process and decisions concerning form, space, scale and complexity. Stasis, dynamics, structure, and tension located the core of these investigations.
Narrative grew out of necessity, and a new language emerged as a new purpose was revealed through fatherhood. Single-scene and multi-episodic formats combine direct and indirect painting processes, to explore density and complexity of experience within relationships through metaphorical themes. Rebecca Massie Lane, Director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, said this about Lindsey in an exhibition catalog “…Lindsey’s paintings have to do with identity, relationships, and the meaning of art as an allegory for life. In the end, what is apparent is the artist’s honesty, his respect for his artistic precedents, his love for family and his devotion to painting.”
I am originally from Peoria, Illinois. I studied History at Monmouth College (Illinois) and later Humanities at Florida State University. In 1994, I moved to the United Kingdom both to marry my then fiancée, Katie, where we live with our three children in Whitstable, England, a popular coastal heritage town on the North Sea Coast.
I have always appreciated photography. My grandfather (who I never met) was a professional photographer in the 1930s and his prints from his work in the American Southwest complemented my father’s stories of his varied and dynamic life. My father-in-law, John has been a photographer for 30 years, keeping a dark room in the attic of the family home. Through his pictures I not only saw the UK and the life of his family and friends, but I also felt that photography was something that I wanted to explore and learn. John was happy to help and without his advice… as well as the long term loan of many cameras, the photos I have taken just simply wouldn’t exist.
I have developed my skills largely through trial and error. Emotion matches technique in capturing and developing images and bringing them to life. I’ve had the good fortune to travel and see lots…and to remember to always have a camera of some description with me! Social media has often provided both a platform and a community of friendship and support in trying, learning and keeping going.
Wash, rinse and repeat. I am grateful to keep doing it and to have the opportunity to share them.
Yoko Motomiya is a New Jersey-based artist who works mainly in printmaking and mixed media. After receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from Musashino Art University in Tokyo where she was born and grew up, she worked as an art director in the advertising field. Moving to New York in ’94, she concentrated on her own art work. In ’99 she received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Since then her work has been exhibited on a regular basis at a worldwide variety of museums and galleries throughout the US, Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan). Her work is owned by both public and private collectors, including New York Public Library, Newark Library, and Jersey City Medical Center, as well as having been reviewed by the New York Times and Village Voice, among other newspapers and magazines.
In both her work and her thinking, Yoko has been interested in the symbiotic relationship between technology and life form. By definition, cybernetics is the science of communication and control. Generally, cybernetic communication means communication between humans, but Yoko would like to advance it to the range of other organic and non-organic life forms, even including some industrial and daily objects. She wants to describe the kind of energy of each vocabulary and to express a different term of communication.
Ann Rentschler received her B.A .from Vassar College in 1986 and her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 1994. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and shows locally and regionally. Her work has been reviewed in the Baltimore Sun,Baltimore City Paper, and Washington Post, among others, and is included in the collection of the Richmond University Museums. She has received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and a fellowship from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Bryant Small is an abstract artist who works primarily in alcohol ink painting while balancing a career in social marketing and media in New York City. Bryant has a love of culture, color, and all things sparkling. In his art, he loves to toe the line of free abstraction with vibrant color blending and pushing beyond pretty. His alcohol ink pieces are free-flowing, unpredictable, and levitate from the page.
For Bryant it all started as a fun activity. “Let’s sit down and paint.” And with that short sentence, a reawakening and resurfacing of his love and passion for art emerged. After years of watching his mother, fellow artist, Diane Small-English flourish and grow in the Washington, DC, art community, Bryant jumped into the artistic abyss, constantly seeking new and interesting ways to develop his craft and master alcohol ink painting. He is driven by intense color contrasts, movement, and the need to make the mind spin through abstraction. According to Bryant, “art is life... artist life.”
Bryant has shown his work in several collective and individual shows in New Jersey and has pieces that are part of private collections around the world. He lives by the words, “Broken crayons still color... and a little glitter and sparkle NEVER hurt anybody!” Bryant is constantly creating and being inspired and sharing his work daily on Instagram @BFLY777.
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I am a freelance illustrator and artist. I am drawn to subject matter which is unconventional, quirky and amusing. My work is personal and often intersected with broader social concerns. I am fascinated with history and popular culture and I am drawn to broad expressive and eclectic color. Quite often I interweave friends, personal symbols and significant places into my pieces.
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