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Through Hollow Lands

 photo IMG_8823_zps04d7d139.jpg  photo LZ-THL-2_zps36322b52.jpg Installation by Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora, Through Hollow Lands.  photo IMG_8776_zps616a449f.jpg  photo 034-Fixed_zpsac6e970e.jpg

David Michael Bowers

 photo DavidMichaelBowers08_zps2ebfc601.jpg  photo DavidMichaelBowers01_zps6c177605.jpg  photo DavidMichaelBowers14_zps938aab11.jpg Upon first glance Bowers work seems to take you back to periods of painting long gone. However, Bowers paintings incorporate modern themes and ideas. There is always a message in his work. For him the idea is the most challenging and rewarding part of the painting. Symbolism is a main ingredient in his work. Bower’s paintings are in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe as well as The Museum of American Illustration in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Bowers lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife Kimberlie, where he paints very slowly and methodically day in and day out. Website here.  photo 03-15-30_the-cock-thief_original_zps46dce0d7.jpg  photo DavidMichaelBowers00_zps1056ad38.jpg

Ruhe by Anouk Kruithof

 photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_15_zpsec8ba1fe.jpg  photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_12_zpse6094d72.jpg  photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_04_zpsaa2200c6.jpg Anouk Kruithof was born in 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. She studied photography at st. Joost Academy Breda from 1999-2003. She lives mainly in Berlin since she attended the artist in residence program Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2008/2009. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including at museum Het Domein, Sittard and FOAM Amsterdam. Her work includes international groupshows at KIT (kunst im tunnel) Düsseldorf, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, ACP Sydney, DCC Shanghai, MAMAC, Liege, Temporäre Künsthalle Berlin, Künstraum Niederösterreich Vienna. Last February she won the ILLY public prize at ART Rotterdam and in May the Grand Prix Jury and the SVA photoglobal prize at Hyeres, festival international de mode et photographie. From September 2011 on she attends the artist in residency ‘photoglobal’ at the school of visual arts in New York.  photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_14_zpsd27a726a.jpg  photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_03_zps786535f5.jpg  photo ruhe_selection_bentenclay_10_zps65a0b2f0.jpg

Christopher Stevens

 photo 53_zps7dc2c22a.jpg  photo 59_zps045e5c6c.jpg Stevens's work has, for some years now, been concerned with the idea of ‘'everything'. This interest has its origin in the 19th Century plein-air tradition of artists drawing their subject matter from their local surroundings. But today this has become problematic. What now constitutes ‘'local' includes images spanning horizons that stretch from our own interiors to the farthest regions of space. The appearance of reality itself has multiplied to include high-speed and time-lapse, x-ray and infrared, the cinematic, the virtual and the prosthetic. Stevens is haunted by the thought that there may now be more images in the world than there are things that they depict or represent. How can we find meaning in this plethora of visual material, a way through this forest of signs? Instead of offering specific answers to these questions, Stevens is more interested in looking at how we attempt to understand the totality of this landscape. He sees something definingly human in our need to order and make sense of that which is beyond our grasp. Link here.  photo 54_zpsaa04a410.jpg  photo 58_zpsf12155ca.jpg

Andrew Bell

 photo abell-killkat1A-800_zpsb1a0a20f.jpg  photo abell_kiss-of-death_mini4_zps88be5a37.jpg  photo abell_kiss-of-death_mini2_zpse9859710.jpg Andrew Bell was born in England in 1978. His family moved several times until settling into the eastern US in the mid 1980′s. He has lived and worked in New York since 1996. Andrew’s work spans a wide spectrum of mediums from illustrations and paintings to toys and sculptures. Much of his work is brought together by a sense of humor that often belies a more serious and sombre message.  photo abell_killkat-greentea1_zpsb534b7d7.jpg  photo abell_kiss-of-death2-1_zpsd1f0ea4a.jpg

Peter D. Harris

 photo chinatown-11pm-36x42-2008_zps35800e5d.jpg  photo evening-at-Queen-And-John-2_zpsb859bafc.jpg  photo chinatown-1145-30x48-2008_zps42b2e69d.jpg Peter D. Harris was born in London, Ontario in 1974, and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He completed a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo in 1997. In the last 10 years he has exhibited his oil paintings in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States. He has won several awards for his continuing series of urban inspired landscape paintings, including an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant and a Waterloo Region Arts Fund project grant. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, the United Stated and Europe. He is represented by the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto.  photo downtown-1145-24x60-2008_zps7342f18c.jpg  photo snowynighttraffic-36x36-200_zpsfcbbc7bd.jpg

Christopher Derek Bruno

 photo 20130729_flat_one_full_2_cropped_zps44cb4fa1.jpg  photo 20130729_big_one_right_inside_R_zps5f2e73bd.jpg  photo 20130729_big_one_right_inside_detail_L_zpsca2dfc7c.jpg Christopher Derek Bruno is a maker above all other things. After his education in industrial design, Derek moved about the United States cultivating his approach to the design/fabrication of furniture, and sculpture based imagery. Currently residing in his hometown of Atlanta, his recent work intends to explore the cognitive visual experience using (but not limited to) a set of 0-dimensional points bound by 1-dimensional lines, combined to make 2-d planes, organized into 3-d forms, applied to objects with the express purpose of creating a 4-dimensional relationship with someone else.  photo 20130729_hanging_one_right_inside_zps06119a1b.jpg  photo 20130729_hanging_one_left_inside_zps118b0c26.jpg

André Gottschalk

 photo 85_tribecalledquest_zpsc2047f01.jpg  photo 85_damonalbarn_zpsea43657b.jpg André Gottschalk is a Berlin based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. After three years as a screen printer and graduating from Bauhaus University of Applied Sciences in Dessau he started life as a freelance illustrator and has illustrated for german and international clients such as Adidas, PETA, Amnesty International, Jewish Museum Berlin, Bavarian State Opera and Delta Lloyd Group. He mainly work on in multi disciplined projects for magazines, books, newspapers and apparel. André's work exhibits a strong and unique interplay with figure, abstract forms and typographic elements. Beyond that, he realized his own illustration projects and takes part in several exhibitions. He has been featured in numerous pop culture and design publications.  photo 85_jacquespalminger_zpsec9597ce.jpg  photo 85_off_zps341952dc.jpg

Larry Johnson

 photo lj11-056_zps83ddfcc5.jpg  photo 5380fabb_zps10bed825.jpg Larry Johnson <-- Born 1959, Long Beach, CA; Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA; EDUCATION: 1984 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; 1982 BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA  photo lj11-054_zps648de18e.jpg

Ken Keirns

 photo social-net_zps1c28ab43.jpg  photo tgif-sm_zps9a178899.jpg  photo burden-combo-framed_zpsb30c8ad8.jpg These beauties belong to artist Ken Keirns whom we have blogged about before. Check out his site now for updates.  photo eternal_zpsbe35b667.jpg  photo strings_zps8464467b.jpg