Aug 27, 2014
Born in West Lafayette, IN and raised in Midland, MI, Joey Salamon
(b.1988) from an early age showed exceptional artistic talent. He experimented with styles for years until discovering the medium of paper collage while studying fine art at Grand Valley State University on Michigan’s west side. After graduating from GVSU in 2010, Salamon moved across the country several times while honing his craft and expanding his range in mediums. From working newspaper design jobs in Chicago and on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, interning with renowned paper-artist Jen Stark in Miami, briefly living and working at the Acorn Community Farm commune in rural Virginia, he eventually found himself back in his home state of Michigan by settling in the New Center neighborhood of Detroit in the summer of 2014. Salamon has produced work for clients including Slightly Stoopid, The Polyphonic Spree, Murder by Death, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Disco Biscuits, The Orwells, The War on Drugs, Adeline Records, Naukabout Music Festival, The NORML Foundation, Fifth Estate Magazine and Grand Valley State University and has been featured on the Juxtapoz Magazine website, People of Print, and Scene 360 Magazine. Known for his detail-oriented, eye-popping and colorful psychedelic work, Salamon credits many themes as inspirations for his creations such as; botanical illustration, ancient cultures/civilizations, cityscapes, outer space, the use of repetition, the 60s counterculture/90s grunge movement, contemporary fashion and street art.
Aug 26, 2014
was born in 1979 in Salonta, Romania, and lives and works in New York. She received a BA in art history and visual arts in 2002 from Columbia University. Ursuta has had several solo shows in New York, and her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, such as The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); Busted, High Line, New York (2013); Expo I, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Ostalgia, New Museum, New York (2011); and Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York. This is Ursuta’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.
Aug 25, 2014
" Merve Morkoç
's paintings are inspired by the culture and life of the streets, where she feels independent. For her, the internet, streets, gallery walls, paper and materials of any size can easily turn into efficient spaces. In this context, the artist is enthused by animation figures, commercials and narrative styles of urban origin that surround her." (via Galerist
Aug 21, 2014
(Dutch, born 1972) studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Some of her earliest memories are of life in Kenya, where she spent three years as a child. When her family returned to the Netherlands in 1978, Sassen was troubled: “I didn’t feel like I belonged in Europe, and yet I knew I was a foreigner in Africa,” she says. Ten years later, at age sixteen, Sassen revisited Kenya, and she has been traveling and working in Africa ever since. She made Parasomnia, her newest body of work, in a number of intentionally unidentified African countries, featuring anonymous subjects. Parasomnia is a category of sleep disorder whose symptoms include abnormal dreams, nightmares, and sleepwalking. In the surreal pictures in this installation, Sassen invites viewers to follow her on a journey through the mysterious remnants of her memories. (via MoMa
Aug 20, 2014
" Illustrator and a tree hugger at heart, inspired by music, sun, plants and people. Born in 1989 in Riga, Latvia, as a bright kid, hungry for knowledge and adventure. After lots of travelling with family at early age, I finally feel at home now in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I currently reside and create. In love with traditional drawing, dry media and pencils, as well as forests, cycling and staying late at night." - Lena Klyukina