Berndnaut Smilde’s work consists of installations, sculptures and photos. Using his daily surroundings and spaces as motives, Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction. His work refers to both the physical state of a building as well as a moment of revelation that depicts either hope or fragility. Smilde analyses spaces and their appearance and takes them apart to investigate their unique details and features. His artistic point of view often centers on duality. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.
Smilde (b.1978, Groningen, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. To see more of his work, click here.
The work of San Francisco-based artist Harley Lafarrah Eaves. From his site: ”His work focuses on abstraction and the psychedelic. Using meticulous lines and patterns he creates narratives that reference the occult, mortality, social interactions, and refracted light. The more literal elements of these themes (trees, pyramids, lines, light) come together to form compositions that allow the viewer insight into the artists psyche.”
To see more of Eaves’s work, visit his site here
Liz Barr is an interdisciplinary fine artist who just graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent work focuses on bodies, gender, performative societal roles, and augmenting their physicality. You can find more of her work on her website as well as her blog.
*all images from artist’s sites
We’re very excited to welcome our June resident artist, Madeline Gallucci, to our new space in the Minnesota Street Project studios for the month of June! She will finish the residency with an exhibition and artist talk on June 29th.
Madeline Gallucci received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 where she acquired a passion for image making and working collaboratively.
Madeline has shown locally in Kansas City at Plug Projects, Paragraph Gallery and Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, as well as nationally at Idio Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Rebekah Templeton in Philadelphia, PA and Skylab Gallery in Columbus, OH. She has been featured in local publications such as The Pitch and KC Magazine and is a recent recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award.
In addition to her studio practice, Madeline is Co-Director of Front/Space, a project space located in Kansas City.
Amanda Jasnowski is Spanish-born and Ohio-raised. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. To see more of her work, click here.
Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a graphic designer based in Brooklyn, NY. She works predominantly in the digital realm, creating surreal photo manipulations that reflect her penchant for ennui, existential crisis, and heartbreak. To see more of her work, click here.
The work of New York-based artist Caris Reid. From Denny Gallery’s site, where Reid recently had a show Time and Tide alongside artist Amanda Valdez: “Caris Reid’s work deploys symbolism and pattern to explore femininity throughout history and across cultures. The female figures directly meet the eye of the viewer and impress with the strength of their pose. [...] Reid extensively researches symbols from ancient history through the contemporary emoticon.”
To see more of her work, visit her site here
*all images taken from the artist’s website
From the artist’s website:
Adam Lee is an Australian artist working from his country studio at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges just outside of Melbourne, Australia. His practice focuses on a re-interpretation of painting and drawing traditions and references a wide range of sources, incorporating biblical narratives, natural history, historical and colonial documentary photography, contemporary music and film, and varying literary sources. Employing new evaluations of landscape painting and old world portraiture Lee investigates humanity’s interface with the environment of the natural world and its relationship to ideas of a timeless zone of the divine.
You can see more of his work here, and his next solo show is opening June 3rd at Angell Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
*All images from artist’s website
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Diango Hernández was born in 1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, where he studied industrial design. His path changed when he opted for an artistic career and decided to travel abroad, before settling in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he currently lives and works.
You can see more of his work here.
*All images from artist’s website
Korean illustrator Seolzzi celebrates eggs, plants, cats, summer and full figures. I’m totally enchanted. To see more of her work, click here.