October 31, 2014

Photos by Suzanne Moxhay









Photos by Suzanne Moxhay

Fictional landscapes portraying vast open spaces with no human presence that look post-apocalyptic. The images are created by building and photographing miniature scenes and digitally blending them with found images. Whether they are meant to be imagined worlds, a metaphor for life, or a comment about the environment, their excellent execution validates them as complex and intelligent photographic works.

October 30, 2014

Comic Book Portraits by Sandra Chevrier










Mixed media works combining painting with collage by using comic book imagery to cover the faces and bodies of her female subjects.
The series "cages" is about women trying to find freedom from society's twisted preconceptions of what a woman should or shouldn't be. These women encased in these cages of brash imposing paint or comic books that masks their very person symbolizes the struggle that women go through with having these false expectations of beauty and perfection as well as the limitations society places on women, corrupting what truly is beautiful by placing women in these prisons of identity. By doing so, society is asking them to become superheroes.

Drawings by Dilip Chobisa






Drawings by Dilip Chobisa

Drawings of empty rooms using manipulated perspective often employed in set designs and stage craft. The drawings are alluring and leaves the viewer wondering what mysteries lie beyond the doors and windows.

These drawings are part of the Ethereal exhibit on view at Leila Heller Gallery, Oct. 23 – Dec. 13.

October 29, 2014

Instagram Experiments III: Illustrations by Javier Perez








Instagram Experiments III: Illustrations by Javier Perez

The third installment of his Instagram Experiments in which everyday objects such as spiral notebooks, bottles, toothpicks, and food items are turned into whimsical illustrations. You can see more of Javier's work on Instagram or at his website.

Midden City: Artworks by Simon Pyle






Midden City: Artworks by Simon Pyle

Photographs transferred into found structural material, such as concrete, using a pigment transfer technique inspired by site-specific fresco painted directly into plaster.
Roman aqueducts, shell middens, and vintage neon on the highway strip: if cities have a collective memory, it's in their structures and in the cracks, liminal spaces where forgotten debris can filter in and unseen growth can take root. Along the way, phone poles are raised, concrete is poured, refuse accumulates. The cityscape and urban identity are a side effect of the density of life in a shared environment.

October 28, 2014

Drawings by Zach Horn








Drawings by Zach Horn

Surreal and off-beat drawings based on the zany thoughts that course through his mind on a daily basis. Using almost no source material, the invented drawings are a reflection of the artist's life and the viewer is enriched by having encountered his work.
These drawings are about my life, my memories, my psychology. I don't plan them out. There is no order. The hardest part is not to filter. I have to trust that every stupid, off-beat, taboo idea bubbled up for a reason. I think that it's healthier for the drawings (and definitely therapeutic for me) to let it all out on the page. In the past they have called this inner voice, the muse, the subconscious, or the lizard brain. It's all the same thing, trusting that little goblin in my head. I end up drawing whatever makes me the most uncomfortable, what I have never seen but would like to, what makes me laugh. Some of this work is a little bit weird, but I guess I am too.
Zach Horn is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Aether: Photos by Mayumi Lake








Aether: Photos by Mayumi Lake

Photos of young women whose faces are obscured by shadows based on historical or culture specific stereotypes.
The series features portraits of young women and pubescent girls posed in austere Victorian dress covering their feminine curves while others play schoolgirls wearing ubiquitous Japanese uniforms. The subject's shapes and facial expressions are mostly obscured in strategic shadow. These unconventional portraits are based on historical or culturally specific stereotypes, and all of them have one thing in common: these women and girls posses the power to inspire a sense of awe. I invite these women out of the darkness much as a medium calls forth spirits.

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