Is there such a thing as death? We know that energy can be altered, but never destroyed.
The permutations of this energy are explored in “Afterlife” curated by Jim D’Amato.
Through bizarre phantasmagoria, psychotropic dreamscapes, and visceral abstraction, the
artists in “Afterlife” consider possibilities of the great beyond. In these spaces, nature’s
accepted laws cease to apply. Multiple dimensions unfold in an abyss, where the ephemeral
and eternal collide.
Remnants of earthly forms can be seen in several of these works. In
others, infinite voids are all that remain. In each, a kind of mirror or microscope is held
closely to the unknown, suggesting that death may be simply a state of mind.
Michael Alan is the founder of the performance art project “The Living Installation.” His work
has been discussed in more than 200 publications, books and media sources including The New York Times, NBC’s Today Show and The Village Voice. In 2011, he had several prominent exhibitions, including “Collapsible Anatomy,” a solo show at Gasser Grunert Gallery in New
Jean-Pierre Arboleda was born in Quito, Ecuador. He studied at The New York Academy of Art. He has participated in several international exhibitions including solo shows at DFN Gallery
and Fuse Gallery in New York.
Noah Becker is an artist, writer and curator. He is the editor-in-chief of Whitehot Magazine and a contributing writer for Art in America, The Huffington Post, and Canadian Art. He curated “Six Degrees of Separation: A New Generation of Canadian Artists” at Claire Oliver Gallery in the fall of 2010.
Alana Bograd is from Philadelphia, PA. She studied at SVA and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited at The Painting Center, The Philadelphia Art Salon and many other locations.
dNASAb has exhibited internationally for the last 10 years including in New York, Moscow, Basel, Seoul and Paris. In the spring of 2011, he created a solo installation for Frederike Taylor Gallery at Volta, New York. He also had a solo exhibition “Dataklysmos” at Irvine
Contemporary in Washington, DC.
Jim D’Amato is an artist based in New York. His work was recently exhibited in “Single Fare” at Sloan Fine Art and “Buy What You Love” at Marianne Boesky Gallery. His work can be found
at several museum stores and art institutions throughout the U.S. He will be releasing a series of limited edition serigraphs in the fall of 2011.
Ewelina was born in Wroclaw, Poland. In July 2011, she was included in “Immaculate
Deception,” a two-person exhibition with Genevive Zacconi at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. In the fall of 2011, she will begin creating a new body of work based on the theme of paradise, in Bali.
Mark Garro spent many years as an acclaimed illustrator, working on multiple best selling
book projects. He had his first solo exhibition “Psychopomp and Circumstance” at Copro
Gallery in the winter of 2010. He will be in a three-person show with Chet Zar and Dan
Quintana at Copro Gallery in October 2011.
Joseph Grazi is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist. He studied at SVA in New York. His work
has been shown in several exhibitions including Volume Black, Dash Gallery and The Chelsea Art Museum.
Jenny Morgan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in
New York and Colorado, including most recently, “One and the Many” at Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in Scope, The Affordable Art Fair, artMRKT and many other contemporary art fairs.
Jeremy Willis is a Brooklyn-based painter, whose work was recently included in the group
exhibitions “Sick!” and “Big Picture” in New York. He has three upcoming solo exhibitions
beginning in September 2011, at Dumois Gallery in New Orleans, House Gallery in Salt Lake
City and Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York.
Justin Wood is a New York-based multimedia artist. His work was recently featured in
“Movement” at Blank Space Gallery. In 2012 he will be exhibiting a series of large-scale
interactive public art projects.