Among the ideas Matt Brackett explores in his paintings is "the seductive suggestion of the unknown couched in familiarity." In a previous post on ArtSake, the artist explained the power of this tension: "Suggesting wonder or menace within the confines of a naturalistically-delivered image, I try to generate a potential narrative like a machine stores potential … [Read more...]
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Isa Leshko has created a series of beautifully executed documentary photographs called "Elderly Animals" in which she confronts issues of aging and mortality. The inspiration for the project was her own mother's diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease. Elderly Animals Project I am traveling to sanctuaries across the country to photograph geriatric animals. I began this … [Read more...]
Judith Klausner work revels in the minutia of the world. She has recently taken a great artistic and personal risk with her new series Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet. Here she graciously offers us a peek into her studio. Lorazepam (view 1); 2.75"×1.5"×1.5"; prescription pill bottle, Swarovski crystals; 2014 I have not naturally been an organized person with my … [Read more...]
Elizabeth Alexander (Sculpture/Installation Fellow '11) creates installations, dazzling in complexity and beauty, that draw from lineages in fine art, craft, design, and conceptual art. Here, she offers views into her studio as she prepares work for the group show Pedigree at the New Art Center in Newton, MA (9/16-10/14). My studio is located in the newly renovated … [Read more...]
With a searching mind, a love of cursive handwriting, and the frenzied energy of repetition, Hannah Verlin's (Sculpture/Installation Fellow '11) latest work depicts the mythic sagas of American history from vital records of pre-Revolutionary Boston to shipping manifests of 19th century New Bedford whaling fleet. In her upcoming show at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Hannah's work … [Read more...]