Agustina Woodgate

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Hand-sewn and designed rugs made from recycled stuffed animals skins. The process starts with the departure of the loving life objects have when they are in the hands of their owners.The rugs not only reference the personal histories of the toy’s owners, but investigate the rug as an object organizing and displaying memories and lineages. In Eastern Cultures, the oriental rug centralizes the living space in pattern, operating beyond utility to depict the spiritual and mental world in woven form. Woodgate is particularly drawn to the specific meanings in the arrangement of rug designs, and how different histories of the rug represent stories of the past and ways of tracing archetypes in physical and material forms.

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Omar Ortiz

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If I am ever half as good as Omar Ortiz (blogged) then that will be fine.

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Gregory Witt

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” I feel like I understand enough about the things around me to build them. So I have been. Sometimes I think of my recent projects as instantiations of normal types of objects, as new examples of specific classes of things- another refrigerator, another tornado, another subatomic particle. Of course, these objects differ considerably from more familiar examples of their type. While the projects perform functions integral to their identities, these functions have been disconnected from use. I want to see what a refrigerator is on its own, engineered and fabricated to work only for itself. With the contamination inherent in outside utility removed, an appliance can serve as a more ideal model. ” – Gregory Witt

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Marcos Rey

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Marcos Rey was born in 1978 in the Galician city of Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain. Drawing was always a very important part of his life since he was a child. At 26 years old he started making commissions, as he mastered his technique helped by books and his own artistic intuition. Drank from the fountains of the great masters like Da Vinci, Dali, Mondrian, Ingres… and contemporary artists. Currently continues to gain knowledge, which will serve to develop his artistic development in the future.

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Aya Haidar

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” My focus on developing inter-cultural dialogues is a vital step in the support of offering alternative ways to see the world, and initiate debate and dialogue about the globalised world we live in. I see my work contributing to dialogues around global cultures, media and questions of identity, both national and personal. I explore whether the durational aspect of craft, more so than other artforms, expresses concepts of time, through the way in which the hand of the artist is inherent within the medium. Alongside this a consideration of whether the voice is inherent within craft and its histories, alluding to feminist narratives by bringing the domestic into a more discursive platform. By reviewing history, authorship and authenticity, Cultural and historical customs are drawn out. Networks are re-worked where the material shapes the way the viewer identifies with stories and engagement can happen. Stories are recounted, history, authorship and authenticity are again revisited.” – Aya Haidar

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Jessilyn Park

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Orlando based artist Jessilyn Park specializes in ‘paintings using both oil and acrylic that bring life to any room. Studied under world-renowned impressionist artist Leonid Afremov.’

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Hanne Maren Meldahl

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Installation: Radio-controlled creatures (made out of human hair, bacon, laqure, and paint) reacted on the movements of the audience and followed them in the room. Link here.

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David J. Merritt

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David J. Merritt (b. 1979, New Jersey) holds an MFA in Studio Art from New York University Steinhardt, 2011 and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004. Currently he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Vince Low

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Beware of Vince Low. He’s an incredibly talented illustrator hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Check him out.

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Sarah Braman

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Sarah Braman was born in Tonawanda, NY, in 1970. She currently lives and works between Massachusetts and New York. Braman is co-director of CANADA Gallery, New York.

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