Leena Nio

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Leena Nio <-- (Born 1982) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. In 2010, Nio received an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Recently, Nio has been part of solo and group shows at The Armory Show; Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki; Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Galleri Forum Box etc. Her works has been collected by Kiasma, Saastomoinen, Heino Collection, Jenny Antti Wihuri Foundation, State Art Collection, among others.

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Ni Haifeng

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Ni Haifeng‘s practice stems from an interest in cultural systems of return, exchange, language and production. Through mediums of photography, video and installations, Ni explores the simultaneous creation and obliteration of meaning while drawing attention to the cyclical movements of people, products and goods that are often reflective of patterns of colonialism and globalization. Aims to subvert the status quo and counteract preconceived notions of art are, in Ni’s words, an effort towards reaching a ‘zero degree of meaning’. The concept of uselessness, seen in the desire to offset ‘the production of the useful’ that is central to the operative conditions of consumerism and the ‘dominant economic order’, plays a key role within Ni’s practice, lending his works a distinct political and social dimension.

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John Cuneo

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John Cuneo, humorous illustrator whose work appears in many national publications including Atlantic Monthly and Esquire Magazine.

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Richard Deacon

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Richard Deacon (born 15 August 1949) is a British abstract sculptor, and a winner of the Turner Prize. Deacon’s work is abstract, but often alludes to anatomical functions. His works are often constructed from everyday materials such as laminated plywood, and he calls himself a “fabricator” rather than a “sculptor”. His early pieces are typically made up of sleek curved forms, with later works sometimes more bulky. Deacon’s body of work includes small-scale works suitable for showing in art galleries, as well as much larger pieces shown in sculpture gardens and objects made for specific events, such as dance performances.

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Fred Calleri

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” I want the piece to have a rich, romantic, painterly quality that exudes lessons learned from the Masters while maintaining the original feel that my work conveys.” – Fred Calleri

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James R Eads

James Eads is a multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for both art and design. In his work, James challenges the concrete reality that we live in – he plays with color and motion to form a world of believable fiction and like a map to this new world, his pieces act as illustrations for something previously unknown. James grew up in Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn. He works as a freelance illustrator and produces a flurry of musically inspired art.

Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer

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Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA’s campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. The slot gradually descends to fifteen feet in depth, running underneath the boulder. As with other works by the artist, such as Double Negative (1969), the monumental negative form is key to the experience of the artwork. Heizer conceived of the artwork in 1969; a drawing of the work is in the collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The artist discovered an appropriate boulder only decades later, in Riverside County, California. The boulder is one component of the artwork, as is the 456-foot-long slot beneath it and the surrounding environment.

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Mike Bayne

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It’s the photorealistic oil paintings by Canadian artist Mike Bayne. He’s so good. Take a look at his website. See what I mean?

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Judy Fox

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Judy Fox is a ceramic sculptor working in New York . She is represented by PPOW gallery in New York, and at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Europe. As an undergraduate Ms. Fox studied sculpture at Yale and Skowhegan, then received a Masters in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. A pioneer of contemporary figuration, she started showing in the East Village in 1985, and has since participated in numerous private and public exhibitions around the US and Europe. She has guest lectured at many schools and museums.

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Heather Gwen Martin

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” My paintings are informed by my interests in physiological and cognitive or cerebral responses, and a fascination with that which eludes us about our brains, bodies, and our relationship with the world. Though formal in composition, I seek to portray that which is not readily or easily translated into written language; the response to thought fragments, memories, humor, and resonances—the transference of energy. I am intrigued that paintings work on two very basic levels: a primary involuntary physical response—an immediate response not consciously processed, and a secondary more conscious and cerebral response—one where the physical may be triggered by the immediacy of bold color contrasts, vibration between colors, and instances of afterimages. ” -Heather Gwen Martin

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