May 2, 2016
was a photographer, author and model born in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada in 1914. She spent most of her childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was raised by her mother, the portrait artist Edith Stevenson Wright. Dare moved to New York City in her twenties, and lived there until her death in 2001. Well known as a children’s book author, Wright wrote twenty-one books, nineteen of which were published in her lifetime. All of her books feature her beautiful, often haunting, black and white photographs. Her most famous book, The Lonely Doll, was on The New York Times’ Best Seller list at the time of its publication, and was recently named one of “The 10 best illustrated children’s books” by The Observer in the U.K.
Apr 28, 2016
" I am a Cardiff based illustrator, specializing in fairy tales, gender conflict, the uncanny, the monstrous-feminine and morality. I create visual narratives that are inspired by the darkness within the real world, using poetic metaphors and uncanny motifs through paintings, installations, books, films and puppetry to help beguile, enchant and illuminate. Ultimately, I seek to inspire and encourage people to question the mistakes of our world and adopt wiser moral judgment, through use of cautionary tales and uncanny punishment." - Layla Holzer
Apr 21, 2016
Laddie John Dill
was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chouinard Art Institute of Los Angeles in 1968. Dill had his first solo exhibition in New York City when he was just 27 years old. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Art in Public Buildings Program Grant from California Arts Council. Dill has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is included in permanent collections of renowned institutions worldwide, including MOMA NY, LACMA, MoCA LA, and the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. He was included in The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Berlin in 2012. Most recently, he completed a residency in Naples, Italy, where he did an installation in the cathedral Il Pio Monte della Misericordia di Napoli in response to seventeenth century Italian artist Caravaggio. Laddie John Dill has taught and lectured at universities and art institutions across the nation, and is now living and working in Venice, California.