May 26, 2009
Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath
has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work. Today she lives in Downtown LA with her hairless dogs Blue and King Tut, and her Husband Morgan Slade. They play together in the band Miss Derringer.
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May 25, 2009
New York based artist Ebon Heath
creates typographic sculptures called Stereo.type. ' Stereo.type
is a project which Ebon Heath has been exploring for the past ten years and which questions the physicality of our typographic language. The results of these studies are hand cut and laser cut kinetic word mobiles and installations. '
May 25, 2009
' Erik Stenberg
paintings are humorous and colorful depictions of outlandish scenarios. The subjects of his works are random, yet relatable and inviting. They are technically masterful, and wildly entertaining. His work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Crown Point Star, Hammond Times, Post Tribune, Creep Machine, the Hive Gallery and on Talent Database. Erik was one of six talented local artists selected to paint a mural during the 2007 Silver Room block party held in Downtown Chicago. He has shown at several exhibitions throughout the Chicagoland area, The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, DVA Gallery in Chicago, IL in 2007 and at the Omegacon Exhibition in Birmingham, AL in 2008. Erik currently resides in Griffith,IN .Erik works for Beryl Martin, a creative company who he helped sculpt the largest replica of the statue of liberty in 2008. '
May 25, 2009
' Thomas Woodruff
has had over 20 one person exhibitions, and his paintings have been included in museum shows internationally. His major gallery works are created in series. In the past these works have often been elegaic in nature and have dealt with the AIDS epidemic. Some of his major projects are The Secret Charts (1994), a series of tromp l'oeil scrolls depicting an alphabet of loss; Apple Canon (1996), his collection of 365 individual apple portraits to keep the doctor away; and All Systems Go (1999), images organized as â€œmissionsâ€ incorporating rocketships, Woodruffâ€™s meditation on the end of the millenium. '
May 22, 2009
explores the minimalist methodology of black ink on white paper, creating his own world of organic contrasts. His contemporary subject matter is infused with traditional attention to craftsmanship and detail, adding a spirituality and dynamic tension rarely associated with the genre. '