Artists

  • Raven Juarez

    Raven Juarez' private illustrations, which have scattered her sketchbooks for years, vocalize the imagination, the pain, and the curiosity of childhood and adolescence, to which Raven seems inextricably tied. For this show, the artist compounded years of doodles, ink drawings, and recent acrylic paintings, none of which had been previously brought to completion. In manic creative spurts, she cut and assembled repeating motifs of cacti, rabbits, dice, and dark-haired women to paint a black surreal poem. Raven is of Blackfoot and Cherokee heritage, and states that Northwestern American art has had a profound influence on her personal artistic aesthetic.

    "Don't Touch"
  • Jody Erickson

    Erickson's paintings have a restrained, mysterious elegance to them. Says the artist, "Painting for me is a reflection. A way to visualize my emotions. I find creating new work to be very calming. This seems to translate through the painting, a serenity that carries over to the viewer. The natural world and our relationship to it are central themes in my work." Her portraits are at once ancient and modern, effortless and poised.

    "Girl with Golden Crown"
  • Gabrielle Muller

    Gabrielle Muller is an illustrator, painter, and video artist living and working in Brooklyn. Drawing upon childhood memories, identity, pop culture, and religion, her work searches to uncover a lost, ambiguous past.

    "Patient Baby"
  • Colin Tom

    Colin is a Brooklyn-based artist working playfully in various media. His work oftentimes reflects upon experiences from the previous night, functioning as a meditation on his most immediate life and thoughts. His imagery tends to be lighthearted and silly on the surface, with subversive themes winking at those who know to look just below the surface. Colin believes images that are created with the mindlessness of a doodle give an honest and raw portrayal of the mark-maker, allowing viewers to see beyond the persona of the artist, and into the true essence of genius.

    "Sock Lust"
  • Kaitlyn Stubbs

    Kaitlyn's original and quite masterful style of painting lands somewhere between photorealism and psychedelic superimposition. Awe, then confusion, then excitement accompany the viewer through their experience with her work, and each time one comes to a piece, a new layer is uncovered.

    "The Weight of Possibility"
  • Shonda Robbins

    Nebulae are stellar nurseries composed of dust and gas emitted by the collapse or explosion of older stars. Each egg-shaped painting in the collection is a meditation on an individual dear to the artist, and a celestial portrait of their heart, their light, the energy they exude.

    "Jillian"
  • Maj Anya DeBear

    Maj Anya DeBear’s work embraces the uncertainty inherent in all belief systems as a faith unto itself. By combining source material ranging from mythological to scientific in a non-hierarchical manner, DeBear constructs new narratives that challenge expectations of archetypal landscapes, characters and histories. A desire to gain access to the unattainable is explored within the context of familiar destinations, sites that are imbued with new meaning through unexpected associations.

    "The White Mountains"
  • Lauren Gidwitz

    Lauren Gidwitz’s interests lie in the crossing of paths, in separate and simultaneous experiences, intertwining memory of physical and psychological spaces. Forms and viewpoints overlap in layers of paint, which are scraped, sanded, and slathered. Juxtaposing textures of the painted realms keep us at bay as the familiar tows us in.

    "Stones, Bones, and Hiding Bergs"
  • Jaclyn Jurist

    Jaclyn Jurist combines elements of printmaking, painting, and collage into monochromatic multimedia works of art. Throughout her varied approaches there remain consistent areas of focus, including biodiversity, astronomy, and archaeology.

    "Celestial Aura"
  • Julia Montepagani

    Julia's interests in visual rhythm and spontaneity are influenced in part by her studies in entrepreneurship and innovation, her travels through Europe, China and India, and her ongoing practice of yoga, meditation, and improvisational movement.

    "Water 1 (Soft)"
  • Maghen Brown

    Maghen Brown is a Brooklyn based illustrator, artist and designer who draws wherever she goes as she observes the world, recording her impressions and experiences. By working mainly on location she captures the life and energy of the moment. Somehow she manages to translate the chaos, motion and insanity of everyday life, organizing it into a two dimensional drawing that transports the viewer. Her honest, intelligent, and personal work has been commissioned for editorial, advertising, textile and fashion as well as shown in many galleries.

    "Werewolf You Been All My Life?"
  • Sarah Intemann

    Sarah Intemann is a fine artist living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Primarily working in large scale abstract painting & drawing, the artist strayed from her norm for this new series of realistic portraiture. Drawn from marble busts of prominent men, Intemann was attracted to the whimsicality of these men of position in frivolous wigs and attire. All work is charcoal pencil and acrylic ink wash on paper.

    "Lorenzo Florentine"
  • Molly George

    Molly George's work features found images, paper, textiles, various forms of printmaking and gouache to explore her active imagination. The resulting works revolve around her thoughts and emotions of evoking Jungian theory, the connection between the conscious and the unconscious mind and achieving balance though expressing oneself. Using repetitive imagery and symbols she seeks to study semiotics and it's relevance today.

    "Cleansing Moon"
  • Vanessa Porter

    Vanessa Porter is a Brooklyn based artist and costume designer whose work features textiles, wearable garments, found materials, and archival photography. Mixing historic prairie settlement imagery with the aesthetics of the contemporary urban environment around her, these landscape assemblages play with our sense of nostalgia for things lost, forgotten, and buried.

    “Close”
  • Holly Prochilo

    Holly’s use of found clippings merge seamlessly with her graffiti-like painting style to create these glossy, resin-drenched pieces. Gravity is defied, time stands still, and we are at once in space and very much grounded on Earth. This visionary body of work takes us both within and without.

    "Hummingsbirds"
  • Amanda Brown

    Working primarily in watercolor and fountain pen, Amanda Brown creates landscapes with a distinct push and pull, a depth of field that toys with the eye. Masterfully handling the medium, Brown's color fields are all about the interplay of edges.

    "Parting Pangaea"
  • Allison Edge

    Hilarious, yes. Exposing masterful technique in both oil and watercolor, also a resounding yes. This body of work by fellow Greenpoint resident Allison Edge elicits an equal number squeals of delight and exclamations of technical praise. Each sweet, furry baby conveys a distinct personality and mood, which couldn’t be truer to life when we think of fickle felines themselves.

    “Pink Dream”
  • Geoffrey Owen Miller

    Geoffrey Owen Miller’s show Heralds Of All Revolutions features gorgeous hand-constructed wooden sculptures acting as frames for his dot-filled paintings. These colorful paintings on small cubed panels were installed in two larger forms in the space, tricking the eye into believing that the fifteen individuals form one whole. On the opposing wall, seven rhomboid compositions of the squares line the wall, this time actually assembled as such, a continuation of the artist’s work with multi-panel composition.

    “DILII Herald”
  • Marni Gellman

    Marni Gellman’s crystals are absolute magic. She grows them on fabric sculptures she’s constructed, wire nests she’s constructed, fake flowers, and whatever else finds her. Intuitively installed in our front window, forming a veritable crystal garden, these stunning sculptures took on another layer of awesome.

  • Edwin Bethea

    Edwin is somewhat of a genius. Blending charcoal to utterly photo realistic perfection, juxtaposed against stained glass-like color so rich it's practically dripping, he creates enormous portraits like none you're ever seen.

    "Walking Away"
  • Katya Usvitsky

    This body of work by Katya Usvitsky of malleable, inviting, brightly colored fabric sculptures were creatively installed in and around The One Well for her show entitled Polymorph. Hand-felted balls encased by pantyhose in an array of colors function as grotesque, yet at the same time deliciously comforting.

    "Mama"
  • Malado Baldwin

    Malado Baldwin is the type of artist that makes art no matter what materials she has at her disposal. This level of output creates a melange of media on many differing surfaces, somehow all reading as one cohesive, logical family. The artist has a style all her own, fusing a distinct colorist perspective with an abstract, disjointed view of landscapes and bodies as one and the same. The result is usually odd and always breathtaking.

    “Temple Round”
  • Amanda LaMarco

    Amanda LaMarco’s impressive collection of graphite drawings on paper are near photorealistic, but with just a hint more personality. Her show entitled Hair is comprised of snippets of detailed reality, highlighting hair in different glorified forms.

    “Tangled”
  • Ellen Rose

    With a mind that is constantly one step ahead of your wildest dreams, Ellen Rose creates work that is at once hilarious and dark. Using thin ink lines to build up extremely detailed scenes, and sometimes weaving thread work into the compositions, Rose creates dreamscapes that are as lovely as they are whimsical.

    “Wax, Wane”
  • Gina Pollack

    Gina Pollack’s collection of photographs closely inspect McCarran Pool during the 28 years it was closed, as well as other sacred spaces from her journeys across the globe. This series deals with the cycle of urban space and the passage of time. How we create a space, inhabit it, abandon it, and eventually come back to it is a natural human cycle that this body of work explores.

    “Gum, Seattle, 2010″
  • Jeremy Haik

    Jeremy Haik is so meta. Using photocopies of clippings from found art books, layers are built up through photocopying again and cutting out holes where frames used to house artwork. Each piece has a different chain of events, and a different number of layers removed, so to speak. Down the wormhole we go, as the concepts of Art, history, fame, and truth are unravelled and named anew.

    "A Man of Fine Feeling"
  • Colin Ruel

    Painting on a variety of surfaces, from traditional stretched canvas to metal boards to vintage denim jackets, Colin Ruel’s work is largely influenced by his explorations into the world of shamanism. Using imagery of chiefs turning into human-animal hybrids through the use of ritual, meditation, costume, and hallucinogenics, Ruel lets us inside a world not often seen from our urban jungle.

    "Green Bird Man"
  • Dana Crossan

    Dana Crossan paints vastly expansive dreamscapes onto canvas in such a way as to invite the viewer inside her vision. Once we let go and jump in, there we are, swimming in the tides of her subconscious, and loving every minute of it.

    "Birthday Card"
  • Chris Platt

    Platt calls his signature painting style "harmonic oscillation." The artist constructs an armature, then dipping ball bearings into paint, releases them from the same gangway time after time until the desired painting is achieved. Each piece is named for how many passes the ball has, as well as the ball's diameter.

    "210 Cycles, 025 mm"