BRADLEY THEODORE

BORN IN TURKS & CAICOS, BRADLEY THEODORE NOW LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE IS AN INTEGRATED PART OF THE ART SCENE. DEDICATED TO MAKING HIS ART ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL TO SEE IN THE STREETS OF CITIES LIKE NEW YORK, LONDON, LOS ANGELES, OSLO AND PARIS. HIS ICONIC SUBJECTS, PAINTED IN BRIGHT COLORS, HAVE BECOME HIS SIGNATURE STYLE. 

BRADLEY THEODORE CREATES WORKS THAT FUSE STREET ART, FASHION, MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY. HE HAS WORKED ON MURALS IN THE STREETS OF NEW YORK AND HONG KONG AND HAS ALSO MADE COVER ART FOR ALBUMS. HE HAS CREATED ART FOR DEF JAM, UNIVERSAL RECORDS AND SONY AND DEPLOYED HIS PAINTING SKILLS ON PEOPLE, PLATES AND MANY OTHER MEDIA. HE MAKES PAINTINGS AND MURALS DEPICTING THE LIKES OF ANNA WINTOUR AND KARL LAGERFELD, KATE MOSS AND CARA DELEVINGNE.

 

 

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KEN TATE

LOUISIANA NON-FIGURATIVE ARTIST KEN TATE’S ART EXPLORES THE MORE EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION.

THE IMPETUS FOR THE CURRENT WORK COMES FROM THE WRITINGS OF BEATS SUCH AS KEROUAC AND GINSBERG, THE WRITING AND SHORT STORIES OF JORGE BORGES, THE WORKS OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISTS ROBERT MOTHERWELL, WILLIAM DE KOONING, JOHN CHAMBERLAIN AND DAVID SMITH, AS WELL AS THE WORKS OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG. ANOTHER INFLUENCE IS THE ART OF CINEMA, ESPECIALLY IN THE FRAMING AND EDITING OF FILM.  BUT WHEN KEN WORKS IN THE STUDIO, THE ART OFTEN HAS A “MIND OF ITS OWN”.

KEN’S PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN FEATURED IN MAGAZINES SUCH AS “HOUSE BEAUTIFUL”, “TRADITIONAL HOME”, “COASTAL LIVING” AND “NEW ORLEANS HOUSE & HOME”.  HIS WORK IS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN NEW ORLEANS, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, TULSA, NASHVILLE, HOUSTON AND JACKSON, MS TO NAME A FEW.

 

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PETER WALKER

PETER WALKER USES PLACE AND SPACE TO EXPLORE ISSUES RANGING FROM THE PERSONAL TO THE SOCIETAL. HE SPECIALIZES IN DRAWING, PAINTING, AND MIXED MEDIA. HE HAS SHOWN HIS ART THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN UNITED STATES AND NEW YORK.

WALKER RECEIVED A JOINT BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND VISUAL ARTS FROM BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY IN PROVO, UT GRADUATING WITH CUM LAUDE AND UNIVERSITY HONORS DISTINCTIONS. HE LATER STUDIED UNDER PAINTER JEREMY MORGAN AND CRITICAL THEORISTS OKWUI ENWEZOR AND MARK VAN PROYEN AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS MFA IN 2008 WITH AN EMPHASIS IN PAINTING AND CRITICAL THEORY.

WALKER IS A TEACHER AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF VISUAL ARTS AND MAINTAINS HIS STUDIO IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
 

 

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DAYMON GARDNER

DAYMON GARDNER IS A PHOTOGRAPHER RESIDING IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA WITH HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN. HE SHOOTS EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING WORK FOR CLIENTS SUCH AS BON APPETIT, WIRED, GQ, TIME AND WAS INCLUDED IN LAST YEAR'S AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 32. WHILE PRIMARILY SHOOTING PORTRAITS, HE HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED AN INTEREST IN STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE 'FLORAL MOVEMENT' SERIES FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE SERIES CONSISTS OF VARIOUS WILTED FLOWERS THAT ARE GIVEN A SENSE OF VIBRANCY THROUGH LONG EXPOSURE AND MOVEMENT. 

 


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KIMBERLY BROOKS

KIMBERLY BROOKS IS AN AMERICAN PAINTER WHO BLENDS FIGURATION AND ABSTRACTION TO FOCUS ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS DEALING WITH MEMORY, HISTORY, AND IDENTITY. HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWCASED IN NUMEROUS JURIED EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING CURATORS FROM WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. BROOKS RECEIVED HER B.A. FROM UC BERKELEY AND STUDIED PAINTING AT UCLA AND OTIS. BORN IN NEW YORK, BROOKS LIVES IN LOS ANGELES AND WORKS OUT OF HER STUDIO IN VENICE, CA.

 

 

 

 


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BROOKE WERHANE MAPLES

SEEKING INSPIRATION FROM THE LIKES OF MATISSE AND DEGAS FROM AN EARLY AGE ON, BROOKE WERHANE MAPLES’ WORK PULLS THROUGH THE HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY MALE GAZE AND PAINTING. SHE PICKS UP ON MATISSE’S FLATNESS AND TWO DIMENSIONAL CANVAS ROOM AND DRAGS IT THROUGH BASQUIAT’S CHAUVINISTIC FARCE OF INHABITING THE SPACE WITH THE SELF, CONSTANTLY QUESTIONING THE ROLE OF PAINTING WITH A DIARY-LIKE USE OF WORDS AND WRITING. BUT HERE’S THE TWIST: BROOKE WERHANE MAPLES' WORKS ARE NEVER CHAUVINISTIC OR SELFISH OR FLAT. TAKING A CENTURY OF MALE GAZE AND PAINTING, SHE TAKES OVER THE LANGUAGE OF MALENESS AND MAKES IT SO PURELY FEMALE – FRAGILE, BEAUTIFUL AND AT THE SAME TIME STRONG AS CAN BE. 

HER FLOWERS DRIP OF FRISKINESS AND THE FIGURES IN HER PAINTINGS MANIFEST THEMSELVES TO THE VIEWER PLAYFULLY AND STRONG WHILE AT THE SAME TIME REVEALING THEIR VULNERABILITY. ALICE O’NEILL AND FRIDA KAHLO COME TO MIND WHEN THINKING ABOUT THE CONTEXT AND THE PLACE OF RAW FEMININE EMOTION THAT TRIGGERS HER WORK.

 

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AMANDA TALLEY

AMANDA TALLEY RECEIVED HER MFA IN PAINTING FROM SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN AND HER BA IN STUDIO PAINTING FROM MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE.

“PAINTING, FOR ME, IS ABOUT TRANSLATING THE ACTIVITY AND MOVEMENT OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD INTO A VOCABULARY OF PAINT AND LINE. LIGHT, COLOR, AND ENERGY ARE REFLECTED IN A FRACTURED WINDOW VIEW OF THE UNDERSIDE OF A LIVE OAK OR IN THE CURLS AND FOLDS OF AN ELEPHANT EAR. EACH PAINTING EXPERIENCE BECOMES A CHALLENGE TO PUSH AESTHETIC DECISION-MAKING ASIDE, IN FAVOR OF DRAWING IN THE MOMENT. THE BEST PAINTINGS OCCUR WHEN I SUCCEED IN LETTING ACTION DICTATE FORM.”

 

 

 

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BETH WINTERBURN

BETH'S WORK IS CHARACTERIZED BY BOLD, GESTURAL BRUSH STROKES AND MINIMALIST DETAIL. AS A NOD TO HER ANALYTICAL ROOTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, SHE APPROACHES EACH PIECE WITH A MATHEMATICAL MINDSET - COUNTING EVENS AND ODDS, BALANCING LIGHTS AND DARKS, VISUALLY "SLICING" THE COMPOSITION INTO THIRDS AND FIFTHS. SHE APPROACHES HER WORK AS IF IT'S A PROBLEM TO SOLVE: COMBINING AND CONTRASTING ELEMENTS WITH AND AGAINST ONE ANOTHER TO CREATE A COHESIVE YET DYNAMIC PIECE. BETH'S WORK IS AN EXPLORATION OF CONTRAST, TENSION AND RESOLVE. METHODICAL BY NATURE, SHE CHALLENGES HER OWN IDEAS OF CONTROL BY EXPERIMENTING WITH MATERIALS, ALLOWING THEM TO BEHAVE AS THEY NATURALLY WOULD, WITH SUBTLE DIRECTION. EACH CANVAS, PIECE OF PAPER OR PANEL IS AN INVITATION TO ENGAGE - TO FEEL, TO REACT, TO EXPLORE THE TENSION AND RESOLVE OF EACH AND EVERY ELEMENT AND PROPERTY USED TO BUILD IT.

 


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LERONE WILSON

MY WORK REPRESENTS A MEDLEY OF DIFFERENT TEXTURES THAT STIMULATE THE SENSES, MAKING THE ART NOT JUST A THING OF BEAUTY TO BE ADMIRED FROM A DISTANCE, BUT SOMETHING WE CAN FEEL CONNECTED TO THROUGH THE EXPRESSION OF TOUCH.  IT’S A WAY OF REVEALING AN IMAGE WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING ABLE TO CONTROL IT, LETTING IT COME ABOUT ITSELF. 

MINIMALISM CAN BE DEFINED AS THE PERFECTION THAT AN ARTIFACT ACHIEVES WHEN IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE IT BY SUBTRACTION.  THIS IS THE QUALITY I WANT TO ACHIEVE WITH THE TEXTURE OF THE ENCAUSTIC. EVERY COMPONENT, EVERY DETAIL AND EVERY FUNCTION HAS BEEN REDUCED OR CONDENSED TO THE ESSENTIAL.  THE SIMPLICITY OF MY WORK EXPLORES THE POSSIBILITY OF WORKING CREATIVELY WITHOUT DISRUPTING THE PURITY OF THE MATERIAL.

 

 

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