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Susie MacMurray

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Susie MacMurray is a contemporary Manchester-based sculptor and installation artist working internationally. Process and materials-led practice, utilizing installation and sculpture.

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Beth Cavener Stichter

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” There are primitive animal instincts lurking in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures I create focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms. On the surface, these figures are simply feral and domestic individuals suspended in a moment of tension. Beneath the surface they embody the impacts of aggression, territorial desires, isolation, and pack mentality. Both human and animal interactions show patterns of intricate, subliminal gestures that betray intent and motivation. The things we leave unsaid are far more important than the words we speak out-loud to one another. I have learned to read meaning in the subtler signs; a look, the way one holds one’s hands, the tightening of muscles in the shoulders, the incline of the head, the rhythm of a walk, and the slightest unconscious gestures. I rely on animal body language in my work as a metaphor for these underlying patterns, transforming the animal subjects into human psychological portraits. I want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. The figures are feral and uneasy, expressing frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures are engaged with the subjects of fear, apathy, violence and powerlessness. Something conscious and knowing is captured in their gestures and expressions. An invitation and a rebuke. ” – Beth Cavener Stichter

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Greg Gossel

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Greg Gossel was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin in 1982. He pursued an education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. In December 2005, Greg moved to Minneapolis and currently works as a graphic designer. In addition to design, he is also dedicated to his personal work, and has been exhibiting his fine art locally and nationally for the past two years.

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Kate Clark

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‘ Studying the tension between personal and mythical realms, I create sculpture that synthesizes the human face into the body of wild animals. Initially, these forms can be shocking and repelling as viewers both recognize and reject their presence. The disruptive alignment of the intimate face and animal body asserts that human experience is mostly contained, a mask which is incomprehensible and psychologically complex. We bring assumptions to any contemplation of the wild. We project unease, a response to what we understand to be primitive, unrestrained, even dangerous. The tamed face, our face, is a mirror reflecting safety and cultivation. Emotion is caught in the eyes, the mouth, the tilt of the head. A single life, with its private and unique history, gazes back at us. ‘ (Read on..)

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Arjan Benning

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Some beautiful photos from the talented Arjan Benning hailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Check it out guys.

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Ran Hwang

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” My immense wall installations are extremely time consuming and repetitive manual work,” says Hwang. “This is a form of meditative practice that helps me find my inner peace. Pins are used to hold buttons onto the surface to form a silhouetted image, or to disintegrate such image. No adhesive is used so the buttons are free to stay and move, which implies the genetic human tendency to be irresolute. I use buttons because they are common and ordinary, like the existence of human beings. ” – Ran Hwang

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Job Piston

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Job Piston is a Los Angeles based artist that is influenced of theatrical performance, tableau painting and mythologies of personal histories. His work explores the idea of searching for something that is desired, often times featuring representations of the artist in various forms. Piston’s current project is a continuation of his interest in contemporary identity in the public and private realm. His work has recently been exhibited at Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, The San Francisco Arts Commision, Spinello Gallery, Miami, Artist Space, New York and MAK Center, Los Angeles. Job Piston is currently an MFA Canidate at University of California, Los Angeles and has an upcoming solo exhibition at Silverman Gallery in 2010. ‘ (via Silverman Gallery)

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Dunk Mug

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Adam John Stennett

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Adam John Stennett <-- Born 1972 Kotzebue, Alaska; Studied at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, BA, 1994; Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York City

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Mini Robo Vacuum

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