Fingering #29 2016 Charcoal fingerprints on wall, with framed graphite drawings mounted on top
Judith Braun, a.k.a. Weinman or Weinperson, began as a realistic figurative painter in the 1980’s, and has periodically reinvented her art practice and persona. In the 1990’s, as Weinperson, she produced enlarged xerox works with racial and feminist content, participating in such venues as the “Bad Girls” show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Now, as Braun, she makes intricate abstract drawings, both small graphite on paper and large charcoal fingerprinted walls. The latter are site- specific ephemeral installations that have been subject of solo and group exhibitions in New York City, and throughout the US and Europe. They are sometimes executed live, for the public, and because of the performative quality of production she was featured in a documentary, “More Art Upstairs”, which is currently on the film festival circuit. Braun was born in Albany, NY, and has lived and worked on the Lower East Side in New York City for many years. She received a Pollock Krasner Grant and an Artists’ Fellowship Inc. Grant in 2013, and her work is represented in many private collections.
Last Gambit of the Dark Queen 2016 Acrylic marker and oil stick on paper 50 x 60"
Tracey Brockett was born in Toronto, Canada, and was educated there and in the US. Brockett allows the unconscious to direct the beginning of a painting, before imposing a more considered approach. She currently lives and works in rural New England.
Salute 2016 Collage, ink, gouache on paper 15 x 11"
Kenny Cole's work identifies and defines emerging moral calculi, leading him to explore; language, graphic or cartoon-like imagery, a schematic color palette, interactive canvas structures and silk-screen printing. His attraction to these forms lies in their ability to interpret, archive, and engage in, the immense degree of digital communication prevalent today, while maintaining the resistance of a hand rendered, traditional liquid medium base.
In Love with Life 2017 Acrylic collage and threads on canvas 39 x 39”
Barbara Demšar was born in Kranj, Slovenia. She has participated in over 200 group exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. She has received 21 awards for her work in Slovenia, Croatia and US. Art workshops and has participated in 54 Art workshops in Slovenia and abroad. Her work is marked with abstract landscapes, imbued with optimism, a childlike playfulness and vividness. She currently lives and works in Škofja Loka, Slovenia.
Kumiko Karachi lets her works “question and answer one another.” Kurachi became inspired to work in Germany after witnessing an exhibition of German Minimalism in In the late 1980s in New York. With the help of a grant from the Japanese Cultural Ministry, She came to Germany in September of 2000. Kurachi currently lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany, working primarily with galleries and Institutions in Japan, Germany, and Switzerland.
Western Nocturnal 2016 Wood, metal and plastic objects combined with broken ceramic sculpture created by the artist 18 x 16 x 9"
Cynthia Lahti is from Portland, Oregon, where she currently lives and works. Inspired by objects and images both historical and contemporary, her creations reflect her belief that even the smallest artifact can evoke the most powerful feelings. Her most recent artwork explores the way various materials affect the conceptual intent and impact of each piece and thus have expanded the artworks’ potency and eloquence. At the heart of these works is the potential of each material to evoke a different emotional response, on a full spectrum of tensions and resonances.
Variation on dogleg #8 2014 Typed marks on carbon paper 13 x 11"
Allyson Strafella has been drawing with a typewriter for 24 years. During that time, she has developed marks that are her visual language: a drawing language ‘written’ by type, and a written language drawn as mark and form. Strafella lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.