THE FOCUS

"My studio is a modest room that we built in our garage. Being a digital video artist, I don’t require a great deal of space to create work, but the equipment used for projections, sound, etc. require a lot of space. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, my studio also serves as my home office. I have spent more time here in the last few weeks than I have the past year. Unfortunately, little of my time here is spent focusing on...

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"My work inhabits the intersection of photography and sculpture, approaching the photograph and its usages as image, object, and intermediary. I search for meaning in disparates of source, subject, and application of materials, sounds, and environments, and seek to propose new relationships between social, political, and personal mythologies to develop alternative understandings of the banal and the spiritual. My work responds to questions surrounding masculinity, digital and physical bodily experience, and the tools that produce ritual, narrative, and simulacrum within...

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"From the data existing within an image, the mass production of objects used in creating installations, or perhaps, moments that shape our memory--I am interested in the malleability of pieces that create a whole. Using a variety of media I embrace repetition to create bodies of work that explore boredom, memory, and various sociopolitical concepts of a contemporary media age." — Toni Collums Roberts, Statement Toni Collums Roberts, Studio Visit, 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Toni Collums Roberts, Studio Visit, 2019 (photo:...

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"The works in Edgelands mine the in-between spaces in the diminishing wildernesses of southern wetlands. They chase captured moments in the life cycles of forests, marshes and estuaries, illuminating transition and transformation in a dissolving world. Forming and unforming, these spaces unfold and regenerate ceaselessly, fragmenting into reflection and continually settling into new iterations of themselves." Maysey Craddock, Studio Visit, 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Maysey Craddock, Studio Visit, 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) "I work from imagery based on my own photographs of...

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"A sewing needle pierces through threads, creating holes and separating material. This activity straddles the line between construction and deconstruction. The pulling apart and separation of threads is necessary in the creation of new forms." Virginia Griswold, Studio Visit, 2019. (photo: Tracy Treadwell) "My work incorporates and appropriates objects and artifacts. I remain attentive to the gap between the previous existence of an object or material versus how it exists presently, even posing the question of what it could become." Virginia...

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Emily Bivens was raised in southern Louisiana. Her childhood bedroom was set apart from her family on the far side of an old house under which a large colony of armadillos would root and cavort all night. Emily Bivens, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Emily Bivens, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Bivens studied biology, later switching to art when she realized that there are limits to what science can explain. Bivens has had exhibitions and performances...

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I search: For pattern and color and shape and line and margin For nature intermingling with architecture For that altered by our sun and moon and man-made suns For meaning in the meaningless Megan White, Studio Visit, June 2019 Megan White, Studio Visit, June 2019 Megan White, Studio Visit, June 2019 Megan White, Studio Visit, June 2019 I search until my eyes and thoughts rest: On a soft veil, a screen for protection and projection, granting patterns and colors a soft surface to land,&...

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Pete Hoffecker Mejía’s work assembles indigenous patterns of Latin America, retail and home décor motif, and Modernist geometric abstraction, to explore the intersection of contrasting cultural influence, the mediation of identity, and conflation and caricature in the representation of otherness. Pete Hoffecker Mejía, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Pete Hoffecker Mejía, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Pete Hoffecker Mejía, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: Tracy Treadwell) Pete Hoffecker Mejía, Studio Visit, June 2019 (photo: T...

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