Articles | ArtSlant https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/show en-us 40 Pedro Amaro Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49871-under-the-radar-jakia-monique-handy-pedro-amaro-ewa-matyja" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/511342-pedro-amaro" target="_blank">Pedro Amaro</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>I have always been quite introverted, so communication is not so much what I aim for. What I remember from my childhood is trying to draw things I came across in books or on television. I did not have any knowledge, I just enjoyed doing it. Once in high school I got to know theories about composition, color, and dynamics. At that time I also started to read my first art history books by myself. And during my architecture course in university I used art as a way to forget the stiffness of traditional architectural representations.&nbsp;</p> <p>With that said, art always has worked as something I do for myself, to understand how my mind works and how to follow an instinct or idea. In my early twenties I even started to get worried about that topic. Everybody is talking about the social role of an artist or art as an eye-opener.</p> <p>Today, as a painter I still cannot think in those terms. Communicating anything but vague impressions through an image is something highly complex for several reasons. In our culture and education, we do not have enough common iconographic or iconological vocabulary. That seems to possibly lead to misunderstandings when an artist,&nbsp;curator or historian tries to describe an artistic piece. At some point, one has to be helped by something external in order to understand a painting. For instance, very frequently, literature provides cultural foundations without which a painting scene could not be understood. Painting by itself has very low capacity of communicating.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073449-20180813215206-flusrescentecom.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Fluorescent</em>, 2018, Collage and ink</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>I&rsquo;ll follow the line of thought that the first question gave me. The responsibility of an artist can only be to open peoples&rsquo; minds to different expressions and imagery. I like, in particular, to explore different ways of organizing ideas in my head, reflecting them in my compositions.</p> <p>For example, it seems to me that the standard way to create a project, artistic or not, is by focusing on a specific objective or concept and every step should orbit around that main idea. The more the small gestures are connected with that main point the more successful the project is. It may be hard to move away from this.</p> <p>The collage technique allows me to constantly disrupt&nbsp;that logic and explore different thinking models. Destroying the unity of an artwork can mess with the linearity of one&#39;s thinking, for example by rearranging a painting&rsquo;s elements. Fragments of different ideas from different paintings can be put together in different orders suggesting totally new shapes. It is like a surrealistic process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073407-20180813214318-buracos.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Holes in a bunker</em>, 2018, Collage and ink on paper</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>My life is still too much of a mess to decide which one was the greatest. It depends on how everything is going to end up.</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>All my plans always come up while I am working. That means those plans always fit into what I am doing and what I can do. Being a collagist, there are no &ldquo;unrealistic plans&rdquo;: I am constantly attached to the circumstances of my studio (the unfinished artworks I have around me, the types of paper I have available and so on). I think the conflict between expectation and reality happens much more often when we sit down with all the materials needed. The body relaxes too much and the mind takes control. That is when the unrealistic plans start to come in. I do not let that happen because my work is not really a concretization of an idea; it is rather a rearrangement of things I search for and find around me.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181116073334-20180813211341-Demonstration_Steel_Structure_Hand__1_.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Demonstration Steel Structure Hand</em>, 2017, Collage, acrylic paint and ink on paper</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t? </strong></p> <p>Some established and famous artists have had an impact on me. However, when I am working I am more influenced by moods or characters. I often embody a craftsman or carpenter who shows respect and understanding for the materials in every inch of his work. Sometimes I imagine I am the know-it-all, thinking my way is the only good way. Sometimes I choose the teenage rebel way, ignoring any rule just because. Sometimes I try to picture the reactions of my old architecture teachers behind my work, demanding a logical reason for everything. Being in touch and observing different personalities is for me the most inspiring thing.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Theather Lumi&egrave;re</em>, 2018, Collage, acrylic paint and ink on paper)</span></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:56:27 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Layne Farmer | Yuriko Katori | Mike Ross <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/497863-layne-farmer?utm_source=LayneFarmer&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Layne Farmer &ndash; Phoenix </span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1082555?utm_source=LayneFarmer&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1082555/u3azr9/20180106155335-IMG_0611.jpeg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1082556?utm_source=LayneFarmer&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1082556/mf2ji7/20180106155347-Layne_David__Sutra_IV__2017__Acrylic_on_Canvas__42x36_.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1082557?utm_source=LayneFarmer&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1082557/mf2ji7/20180106155352-IMG_0692.jpeg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1082558?utm_source=LayneFarmer&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1082558/mf2ji7/20180106155359-Layne_David__Phantom_II__2017__Acrylic_on_Canvas__64x60.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/506483-yuriko-katori?utm_source=YurikoKatori&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Yuriko Katori &ndash; Brooklyn</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1103468?utm_source=YurikoKatori&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1103468/u3azr9/20180510005500-yurikokatori04.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1103466?utm_source=YurikoKatori&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1103466/mf2ji7/20180510004920-yurikokatori02.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1103470?utm_source=YurikoKatori&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1103470/mf2ji7/20180510005506-yurikokatori06.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1103465?utm_source=YurikoKatori&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1103465/mf2ji7/20180510004751-yurikokatori01.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/491586-mike-ross?utm_source=MikeRoss&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Mike Ross &ndash; Pleasant Ridge, MI</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1064182?utm_source= MikeRoss&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1064182/u3azr9/20170918155415-Hexen.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1064180?utm_source=MikeRoss&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1064180/mf2ji7/20170918155346-Built_out_of_the_Sky.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1064176?utm_source=MikeRoss&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1064176/mf2ji7/20170918155312-Vacuous_Self_Consciousness.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1064184?utm_source=MikeRoss&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1064184/mf2ji7/20170918155426-Old_Bones_New_Hand.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 06:24:52 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Lionel Cruet Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49843-under-the-radar-julius-d-high-spencer-christian-rickman-kendra-heisler"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/500549-lionel-cruet">Lionel Cruet</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>My artworks highlight narratives that relate to geopolitics, economics, and technology, using multiple mediums such as experimental digital prints, videos, audiovisual material, and large-scale installations to recreate spaces. I often recall memories and experiences using imagery derived from the natural world as metaphors to understand the complex and interconnected realities we all live in.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In my artworks you often seen images of obscure natural environments and elements that define our intimate relationship to spaces: storage containers, sounds, voices and songs of proclamations in the void. Those become the aesthetics of the work.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m always interested in participation and the audience&rsquo;s active engagement with the artworks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181106193213-20180215024052-lionel_cruet_05.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>An artist&rsquo;s responsibility can vary depending on their intent: what is the significance of their work and process, maturity, and ultimately we need an awareness of the environments that surrounds them. Also who they are and who they hope to be.</p> <p>As an artist I believe it is important to rethink the talents that go along with being an artist, to question what they mean for me as well for the rest of the society. My responsibilities go as far as I want to take them. I have a special interest in social justice and audience interaction. I want to encourage participation in my artwork that goes beyond just being a passive viewer to becoming an integral part of the work itself.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181106193232-20180215025514-lionel_cruet_web_nyic_2017.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>Many of my projects have an incredible amount of challenges and constraints: logistics, construction, particularities of sites, temporary installations, execution. Those are the greatest things I have ever made. Working with a team and communicating to produce projects is fascinating.</p> <p>Also my practice&nbsp;as an art educator and working with communities of immigrant youth happens to be one of the greatest thing that I have done. It is a continuous project with long terms outcomes that I find deeply satisfying. I am particularly proud of my <a href="https://theartsandeducation.wordpress.com/2018/04/27/embodied-learning-makes-the-classics-relevant/" target="_blank">art education projects with immigrant youth</a> at Ellis Preparatory Academy in New York City.&nbsp;</p> <p>My installation&nbsp;<em><a href="http://socratessculpturepark.org/artist/lionel-cruet/" target="_blank">Reverb Space</a></em>&nbsp;is currently exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, curated by Jess Wilcox. The process and production of this project was challenging but exciting. It made me consider creative approaches for making artwork in the public space.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181106193303-socrates_sculpture_center.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Installation view of <em>Reverb Space </em>at Socrates Sculpture Park, <em>Socrates Annual 2018</em>, Photo: Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I think there are no limitations. Especially when it&rsquo;s about the imagination and creative process. On the other hand, the availability of resources can change the willingness of creativity and the ability for new projects to develop.</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>There are so many wonderful colleagues I would like to mention, but the list would be very long. Instead of artists I will mention some emerging curators whose work should be supported. They are currently contributing to the conversation in contemporary arts, coming up with fresh points of view: Natalia Viera at Museo del Barrio, Iberia Perez at the Museum of Modern Art, and Marcela Guerrero at the Whitney Museum.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:43:00 -0800 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Miika Nyyssönen | Amber Renaye | Stanton Hunter <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/195596-miika-nyyssönen?utm_source=MiikaNyyssönen&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Miika Nyyss&ouml;nen &ndash; Helsinki</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/982973?utm_source= MiikaNyyssönen&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/982973/u3azr9/20160419153808-Miika_Nyyssonen_ColorSculpture15.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1058192?utm_source=MiikaNyyssönen&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1058192/mf2ji7/20170802215133-Miika_Nyyssonen_Blue_Sculpture.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/893356?utm_source=MiikaNyyssönen&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/893356/mf2ji7/20150306215657-Miika_Nyyssonen_ColorSculpture8_2014.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/716620?utm_source=MiikaNyyssönen&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/716620/mf2ji7/20130715080837-ColorSculpture6_Miika_Nyyssonen.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/494654-amberrenaye?utm_source=AmberRenaye&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Amber Renaye</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1073394?utm_source=AmberRenaye&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1073394/u3azr9/20171101014547-Amber_Renaye_painting_Tulips.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1073400"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1073400/mf2ji7/20171101014817-Amber_Renaye_mountain_views_rock_painting.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1073392"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1073392/mf2ji7/20171101014254-Amber_Renaye_22rocks_Painting.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1073389-gravel-i?utm_source=AmberRenaye&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1073389/mf2ji7/20171101014111-Amber_Renaye_Gravel_1_rock_painting.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/29885-stanton-hunter?utm_source=StantonHunter&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Stanton Hunter &ndash; California</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/989904?utm_source=StantonHunter&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/989904/u3azr9/20160524050421-IMG_1068.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/906568?utm_source=StantonHunter&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/906568/mf2ji7/20150417185653-arch_2.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/906569?utm_source=StantonHunter&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/906569/mf2ji7/20150417185749-arch_3.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/989906?utm_source=StantonHunter&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/989906/mf2ji7/20160524051713-IMG_1093.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:48:36 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Julius D. High Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49843-under-the-radar-julius-d-high-spencer-christian-rickman-kendra-heisler" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from</em><em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/502828-julius-d-high?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank"><em>Julius D. High</em></a></em><em>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work? </strong></p> <p>My creative work communicates the significance of expanding upon perspective and valuing empathy. By highlighting these concepts, we are able to slowly assist in manifesting a world that is rooted upon inclusion and love.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility? </strong></p> <p>I believe that an artist&rsquo;s responsibility is to channel various elements of personal interests into their work. They should be able to create out of curiosity and a yearning to understand.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181031183009-20180313032819-IMG_3007.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>Honestly, the greatest thing I have ever made is my poetry work. It is the perfect representation of how I view myself and the world around me. There is no better feeling than being in-tune with oneself.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell</strong> <strong>us about</strong> <strong>a</strong> <strong>work</strong> <strong>you</strong> <strong>want</strong> <strong>to make but never will: &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>I will make everything that ignites passion inside of my heart. I do not limit myself; I will do it all. Life is short.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181031183049-20180313032732-IMG_0563.JPG" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://igbinadolor.com/" target="_blank">Mark Aghatise</a>&nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://lauraciriaco.com/" target="_blank">Laura Ciriaco</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/rahm/?hl=en" target="_blank">Rahm Bowen</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:33:17 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Throngkiuba Yim | William Crump | Anna C Curtin <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/430362-throngkiuba-yim?utm_source=ThrongkiubaYim&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Throngkiuba Yim &ndash; Kolkata, Santiniketan, Germany</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1083407?utm_source= ThrongkiubaYim&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1083407/u3azr9/20180111194501-Final_1...jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1049111?utm_source=ThrongkiubaYim&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1049111/mf2ji7/20170602050806-DSC_0010.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1083404?utm_source=ThrongkiubaYim&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1083404/mf2ji7/20180111194046-DSC_4737.JPG" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1083405?utm_source=ThrongkiubaYim&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1083405/mf2ji7/20180111194401-final2...jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/495945-william_crump?utm_source=WilliamCrump&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">William Crump &ndash; New York</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074522?utm_source=WilliamCrump&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074522/u3azr9/20171103210405-R2018_crump_worksample_03.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074524?utm_source=WilliamCrump&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074524/mf2ji7/20171103210419-R2018_crump_worksample_05.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074520?utm_source=WilliamCrump&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074520/mf2ji7/20171103210333-R2018_crump_worksample_01.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1074521?utm_source=WilliamCrump&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1074521/mf2ji7/20171103210355-R2018_crump_worksample_02.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/450505-anna-c-curtin?utm_source=AnnaCCurtin&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Anna C Curtin &ndash; UK and Canada</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/972469?utm_source=AnnaCCurtin&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/972469/u3azr9/20160229200707-1_Home_Land_Mountain_and_Rivers_1_98.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/972450?utm_source=AnnaCCurtin&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/972450/mf2ji7/20160229195825-01_Cotswold_Way_Mar_9_GPS_laser_painting_3_2015.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/972445?utm_source=AnnaCCurtin&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/972445/mf2ji7/20160229195642-GPS_laser_painting_4_Body_Drawing_in_UK_while_Dreaming_of_Mountians_mar_17.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/972449?utm_source=AnnaCCurtin&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/972449/mf2ji7/20160229195816-GPS_laser_painting_8_Barrett__March_11th_Walk.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:20:45 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Alysia Davis | Bethanie Irons | Jacqueline Huskisson <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/457896-alysia-davis?utm_source=AlysiaDavis&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Alysia Davis &ndash; San Francisco</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1098107?utm_source= AlysiaDavis&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1098107/u3azr9/20180321131906-3C0D9106-1CB7-4A82-A7AA-8229381428A2.png" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1098156?utm_source=AlysiaDavis&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1098156/mf2ji7/20180322014737-artslant-05-web.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1098112?utm_source=AlysiaDavis&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1098112/mf2ji7/20180321131915-64A98157-6088-4996-B88A-8ED2AAF0EA0F.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1098111?utm_source=AlysiaDavis&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1098111/mf2ji7/20180321131915-8AD46647-FF54-45FF-BB12-0D20A2E86AEA.png" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/497591-bethanie-irons?utm_source=BethanieIrons&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Bethanie Irons &ndash; Columbia, Missouri</span></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1082837?utm_source=BethanieIrons&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1082837/u3azr9/20180109011211-C6F9DB7C-6650-494E-B128-03280F1F3D4A.png" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1078450?utm_source=BethanieIrons&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1078450/mf2ji7/20171129150254-Plaid_Boy_Short_on_Wall.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1110278?utm_source=BethanieIrons&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1110278/mf2ji7/20180721062314-Door_Hanger_on_Wall.png" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1111135?utm_source=BethanieIrons&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1111135/mf2ji7/20180728220345-Studio_on_Wall.png" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/449750-jacqueline-huskisson?utm_source=JacquelineHuskisson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Jacqueline Huskisson &ndash; Belfast</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/969816?utm_source=JacquelineHuskisson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/969816/u3azr9/20160223201642-output_DuZzzf.gif" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/969849?utm_source=JacquelineHuskisson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/969849/mf2ji7/20160223211353-4thst.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/969814?utm_source=JacquelineHuskisson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/969814/mf2ji7/20160223201302-Alabastertrees1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/969852?utm_source=JacquelineHuskisson&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/969852/mf2ji7/20160223212052-CoolCar.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:35:55 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Mitsuko Brooks Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49816-under-the-radar-mitsuko-brooks-hunter-hogan-myra-flores-alvarez" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/270998-mitsuko-brooks?tab=PROFILE" target="_blank">Mitsuko Brooks</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>You can make art to document your experiences and provide relief from trauma.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s ok to struggle with mental health. That doesn&rsquo;t make you a bad person nor qualify your work as bad art.&nbsp;You can be institutionalized multiple times yet still fit into the &ldquo;sane&rdquo; working society.&nbsp;You can survive with a strong network of support.&nbsp;Living with addiction is a daily setback even when in remission. It&rsquo;s ok to feel like an outsider and it&rsquo;s ok to cry. You can make small work that is enormously large in presence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181017165901-20171016132037-08_BROOKS.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Rainbow Sighting on Bus</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>To be honest.<br /> To be kind.<br /> To share opportunities with and encourage your artist friends.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181017165813-20170510-1L6A0836.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>The Meal of Death, The Wheel of Light</em>, 2016, Scrap wood, spirit doll handmade by artist (human hair, rice, sage, wire, cloth), banana peel, orange rind, tarot box lid, house paint, oil, eucalyptus leaves, bark, 42&rdquo; diameter</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>Giant collage/assemblages over four feet wide in both directions due to the patriarchal associations of having to make big work to make it. I will probably go and make large work one day though...never say never.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181017165700-20171016132036-07_BROOKS.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Reenacting Trauma II</em>, 2017</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.lacountyarts.org/experiences/directories/prequalified-civic-artists/nancy-uyemura" target="_blank">Nancy Uyemura</a><br /> <a href="https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/sara-chao-leiminspace/" target="_blank">Sara Chao</a><br /> <a href="https://www.sarahgranett.com/" target="_blank">Sarah Granett</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>Reenacting Trauma</em>, 2017)</span></p> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:54:30 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Under the Radar: Darcy Lauren Briks | Anna Sophie Lorange | Una D’aragona <table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated <a href="http://www.artslant.com/ny/intros/plans?utm_source=Radar&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Subs" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">artist profiles</a>. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission. Every week we select the best artist profiles from under the radar. </span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; line-height: 24px;">Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your <a href="http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/11143" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">watchlist.</a></span></em></span></p> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/496957-darcy-lauren-briks?utm_source=DarcyLaurenBriks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" georgia="" large="" palatino="" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; text-decoration: none;">Darcy Lauren Briks &ndash; Ardsley, NY</span></span></a></p> <p><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1076873/u3azr9/20171115163229-16x20.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; width: 60%;" /></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1076872?utm_source=DarcyLaurenBriks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1076872/mf2ji7/20171115163128-darcy_briks_1-5x7.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1076871?utm_source=DarcyLaurenBriks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1076871/u3azr9/20171115163127-darcy_briks_2-5x7.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1076878?utm_source=DarcyLaurenBriks&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1076878/mf2ji7/20171115164527-12x16-cropped.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/197179-anne-sophie-lorange?utm_source=AnnaSophieLorange&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Anna Sophie Lorange &ndash; Oslo</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/739565?utm_source= AnnaSophieLorange&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/739565/u3azr9/20130915175936-DSC02948.JPG" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/687489?utm_source=AnnaSophieLorange&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/687489/mf2ji7/20130413152146-P1060443.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/594086?utm_source=AnnaSophieLorange&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/594086/mf2ji7/20120627200552-P1050377.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/672621?utm_source=AnnaSophieLorange&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/672621/mf2ji7/20130310114751-P1060263.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/461535-una-daragona?utm_source=UnaDaragona&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar" style="text-decoration: none;"><span color="#097ff5" face="georgia, palatino" size="4" style="color: #097ff5; font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: large;">Una D&rsquo;aragona &ndash; Cornwall</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1092169?utm_source=UnaDaragona&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1092169/u3azr9/20180302113234-Red_River.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="100%" /></a></p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1110241?utm_source=UnaDaragona&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1110241/mf2ji7/20180720203122-Undertow.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1110243?utm_source=UnaDaragona&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1110243/mf2ji7/20180720203358-Untitled_1.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> <td style="padding 0px;" width="33%"><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/works/show/1110245?utm_source=UnaDaragona&amp;utm_medium=image&amp;utm_campaign=Radar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/work/image/1110245/mf2ji7/20180720203546-PSX_20180720_201526.jpg" width="100%" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: medium; line-height: 24px;">ArtSlant supports thousands of contemporary artists through our outreach and exposure programs&mdash;come join the best online arts community today!</span></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" style="margin: 0px auto;"> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:41:33 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list Jody Christopherson Answers 5 Questions <p><em>This is&nbsp;5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/49791-under-the-radar-pamela-arce-jody-christopherson-sarah-waisvisz" target="_blank"><em>Under the Radar</em></a><em>, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from <a href="https://www.artslant.com/ams/artists/show/503544-jody-christopherson" target="_blank">Jody Christopherson</a>.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are you trying to communicate with your work?</strong></p> <p>Human beings are more than just one thing. I&rsquo;m a multidisciplinary artist: I write, perform, create music and visual art at a professional level. I don&rsquo;t call that &ldquo;extra,&rdquo; I call that agency. The biggest lie artists (and women) are often told is that we need to ask permission to expand, that we should be afraid of being too much.</p> <p>We have to expand. We are telling stories, that until recently, have never been told. I find it exciting to explore multiple forms in order to fully express that.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181008162759-20180319233620-Letchworth_Village_2-1.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Letchworth Village Self Portrait</em>, 2017</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is an artist&rsquo;s responsibility?</strong></p> <p>To always challenge our own, and our audience&rsquo;s, limitations.</p> <p><strong>Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)? </strong></p> <p>This is a photograph I took on a cold November day in 2016. Pictured/ text by playwright Leah Nanko Winkler:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181008162832-Necessary_Exposure_photo_by_Jody_Christopherson__Playwright_Leah_Nanako_Winkler-5__1_.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:</strong></p> <p>I love this question. I ask myself this every time I begin a new project, and then try to find ways to make the impossible, possible.</p> <p>Here are a few recent impossible feats I&rsquo;ve created with my long time collaborator Director, <a href="https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Isaac-Byrne/" target="_blank">Isaac Byrne</a>:</p> <p><em><a href="http://jodychristopherson.wixsite.com/jodychristopherson/amp-1" target="_blank">AMP</a></em>, a solo horror play that explodes the Frankenstein creation myth through a feminist lens, exploring the &ldquo;monsters that society creates.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a theater performance with films we shot guerilla-style at abandoned asylums. <em>AMP</em> was rehearsed over Facetime across two time zones, while Isaac was in his second year of grad school in Texas. It has 500 lighting, sound, projection and haze cues in 60 minutes. Among other things, the props for the production consist of jars of drinkable formaldehyde that contain food-grade sculptures of human organs I created with advice from <a href="http://www.sculpt.com/" target="_blank">The Compleat Sculptor</a>. And it all fits in a suitcase to tour.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181008162922-20180319231739-AMP_featuring_Jody_Christopherson_photo_by_Hunter_Canning-26.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>AMP</em>, Theatre, sculpture. Photo: Hunter Canning</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><a href="http://jodychristopherson.wixsite.com/jodychristopherson/st-kilda" target="_blank">St Kilda</a>, </em>a solo Scottish/American monoconcert about a woman traveling alone, which I perform completely solo and travel with alone (also fits in a suitcase). The protagonist is a working class woman from Nebraska (like me), who travels to an abandoned island off the coast of Scotland after the death of her grandmother and unearths a powerful family secret. It speaks to the place we are at in history, the need to rise up, because no one else is really going to do it for us.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve learned to load in, tech solo, as well as perform and live mix foley instruments (thanks to <a href="http://www.andycomusic.com/" target="_blank">Andy Evan Cohen</a>) with an 8-channel board, a looper, distortion pedals as well as operate my own lights onstage. There are times in the show I&rsquo;m performing over seven layers of sound loops I create with either vocalizations or foley instruments.</p> <p>St Kilda will be touring to Minneapolis&rsquo; Southern Theater in <a href="http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/" target="_blank">Horrorfest</a>, Oct 26&ndash;Nov 3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.artslant.com/userimages/32120/1dkh/20181008163002-20180319233552-Necessary_Exposure_photo_by_Jody_Christopherson_Playwirght_Ayesha_Jordan_as_Shasta_Geaux_Pop-4.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><em>Necessary Exposure</em>: Playwright Shasta Geaux Pop, 2017, Photograph</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who are three artists we should know but probably don&rsquo;t?</strong></p> <p>Here&rsquo;s 46 of them I&rsquo;ve photographed for my portrait and sound installation <em>Necessary Exposure: The Female Playwright Project</em>: <a href="https://thefemaleplaywrightproject.com/" target="_blank">thefemaleplaywrightproject.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&mdash;The ArtSlant Team</p> <p><em>ArtSlant is an open Arts community with over 200,000 free, user-generated&nbsp;artist profiles. The support of our community is an essential part of our mission.&nbsp;Follow your favorite artists to see new work and exhibitions by adding them to your&nbsp;watchlist.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">(Image at top: <em>AMP</em>, Theatre, sculpture. Photo: Hunter Canning)</span></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:53:31 -0700 https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list https://www.artslant.com/ny/Articles/list