The Small Pop Up Gallery Presents Jesse Whittle.


 

Jesse Whittle

Jesse Whittle

The Small Pop Up Gallery is proud to present the work of Tulsa Oklahoma artist Jesse Whittle. The Small Pop Up Gallery featuring Jesse Whittle’s work can be viewed at the offices of the PEI Council of the Arts at 115 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

JESSE WHITTLE is a Tulsa resident. He received his B.A. from St. Gregory’s University in Studio Art. He has won several awards, including a purchase award at the Young New Collectable Artist show at the JRB art at the Elms gallery. Previously Jesse has taught art at Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum of Art as well as 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade at Mannford Middle School. Jesse has exhibited at a number of group and individual shows around the state, particularly in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

ARTIST STATEMENT My art practice is drawing and painting. In my work I create compositions that emphasize interrupted and implied forms. These forms are the result of editing. With each layer of paint I overlap or conceal, the painted surface is built up into uneven fragments. What’s left behind constitutes anxiety, apprehension and shame. I utilize multiple mediums including acrylic, watercolor, Chinese ink and spray paint. Recently, I have become interested in creating tension between approach and meaning. I aim to scrutinize my own sincerity, happiness and self-esteem in order to establish and distort my system of creation. The contradictions in my work reinforce issues of trust and self-loathing.

The Small Pop Up Gallery is a roving curatorial project in the City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada that utilizes borrowed and found spaces to present contemporary artwork.

 

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Have you met…Vincent Lardieri?


Untitled (Earth-Sherbet), 2014, Foam, clear gesso, steel nuts, bolts, washers, and rods on linen, 17.25(H) x 14(W) x 2.25(D)

Vincent Lardieri, Untitled (Earth-Sherbet), 2014, Foam, clear gesso, steel nuts, bolts, washers, and rods on linen, 17.25(H) x 14(W) x 2.25(D)

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to. The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Vincent Lardieri.

Stainless Slit, 2011, Acrylic, stainless steel nut, bolt and washers, 7(H) x 9(W) x 4(D)

Vincent Lardieri, Stainless Slit, 2011, Acrylic, stainless steel nut, bolt and washers, 7(H) x 9(W) x 4(D)

EDUCATION

2012MFA – Savannah College of Art & Design – Savannah, Georgia

2003BFA – Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida

2001AA – Palm Beach State College – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Untitled (Lunar-Berry-Bronzite), 2014, Foam, duct tape, acrylic, steel nuts, bolts, washers, and rods on canvas, 12.5(H) x 14(W) x 2(D)

Vincent Lardieri, Untitled (Lunar-Berry-Bronzite), 2014, Foam, duct tape, acrylic, steel nuts, bolts, washers, and rods on canvas, 12.5(H) x 14(W) x 2(D)

STATEMENT: 

“My work can sometimes be considered “paint-centric”, however, medium specificity is not the primary concern in every artwork. Purely traditional and serial practices are banal, so I exercise an “anything goes” mentality with materials and techniques, but clash them with standard fine art elements, resulting in an anticipated relevancy and reinvigoration.

Most of the work exists in a limbo state – operating as both paintings and sculptures (and oftentimes multi-media amalgamations) – but also being none of these (because they are not definitively one or the other). The metamodern case for “both – neither” fits my work in that I refuse the pigeonhole, allowing for it to remain in a limbo state, where what specifically results is always up for debate.” VL

Lime-Levitation-Landslide, 2014, Acrylic, duct tape, and wood on canvas, 7.25(H) x 7.5(W) x 3.75(D)

Vincent Lardieri, Lime-Levitation-Landslide, 2014, Acrylic, duct tape, and wood on canvas, 7.25(H) x 7.5(W) x 3.75(D)

Other material relating to Vincent Lardieri.

Artist website: vincentlardieri.com

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Have you met…Adrienne Moumin?


The Future 32" x 25" Hand-Cut-and-Assembled  Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

The Future
32″ x 25″ Hand-Cut-and-Assembled
Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to. The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Adrienne Moumin.

The Forces of Victory 7¾" x 20" x ⅜" deep  Hand-cut-and-assembled  3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

The Forces of Victory
7¾” x 20″ x ⅜” deep
Hand-cut-and-assembled
3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

“Born in 1961 in Brooklyn, NY, I am best known for my hand-cut-and-assembled gelatin silver photo collages, and for the B&W photographs from which they are made.

I am a self-taught collage artist, and created my first work at 8 years old, a bookcase covered with meticulously cut and pasted magazine pictures.

In 1999, I graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a B.A. in Documentary Visual Studies and Society – a self-styled major which combines my love of photography and commentary.

In the early 2000’s I began cutting up my gelatin silver photographs for use in collage, in order to carry on with my work during a period when I had no access to a darkroom. This led to my ongoing Architextures series of hand-cut-and-assembled photo collages.

I also create mixed-media surrealist collages, often using one of my store window mannequin photos as the basis for an exploration of an emotional state.

I have exhibited my gelatin silver photographs and collages in New York, and nationwide, for over fifteen years. My images have been featured in New York Gallery Guide, About.com, and The Sun Magazine.

I have been interviewed for WBAI Radio in New York, served as Editorial Consultant for a technical photo manual written by David Fokos, and received a Puffin Foundation Grant for a documentary photography project.

My photographs and collages are in private collections in the US and abroad.

I currently live and work in New York and Silver Spring, MD.” AM

Looking Inside 11½" x 10" x 1/8" deep Hand-Cut-And-Assembled 3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

Looking Inside
11½” x 10″ x 1/8″ deep
Hand-Cut-And-Assembled
3-D Gelatin Silver Photo Collage

Trappings of Entitlement The photo background for this series depicts St. Paul’s House/Rev. J.J.D. Hall Memorial, a mission for homeless  people on West 51st Street in New York. The recipients were being made to listen to a sermon in order to be eligible for a food handout. What a perfect metaphor for this concept.

Trappings of Entitlement
The photo background for this series depicts St. Paul’s House/Rev. J.J.D. Hall Memorial, a mission for homeless
people on West 51st Street in New York. The recipients were being made to listen to a sermon in order to be eligible for a food handout. What a perfect metaphor for this concept.

Other material relating to Adrienne Moumin.

Artist website: picturexhibit.com

Youtube: Adrienne Moumin

Art in New York City: Adrienne Moumin

Minimal Exposition: Adrienne Moumin

Scribble Blog: Adrienne Moumin

Artbook Guy: Adrienne Moumin

ArtSlant: Adrienne Moumin

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Artists Questioned. As a young artist how do you plan to establish and sustain an art practice?


 

Jessica Simorte

Jessica Simorte

All artists have questions they seek answers to. Sometimes they ask themselves the same questions over and over again, and sometimes they seek out friends and mentors who provide answers to their questions. If you ask the same question to several people you will most likely get several different answers, and then it is up to you to select the answer that is best for you. So the question is…

As a young artist how do you plan to establish and sustain an art practice?

Alexis Bulman: “One year ago (almost to the day) I graduated with a BFA from NSCAD University. Right out of school I was accepted into multiple Summer exhibits that took place in Toronto, Halifax and Charlottetown. I won an incredible art award and had my name appear in an art publication I greatly admire.
When Spring came around all those exhibits came down. I began responding to multiple artist calls for
submissions but received rejection letters almost every time, it was incredibly discouraging. After receiving
yeses I couldn’t understand why I was receiving noes. On top of that I was so busy applying to submission
calls that I stopped having time to make actual artwork.

“Less than half way through my first year out of school I knew something had to change. I missed the
community at NSCAD and I missed making artwork.

“Eventually, I rented an art studio and began making art again. The studio was shared with two other artists
and I began volunteering on the Artist Programming Committee for This Town is Small, the Community
School Task Force, and the Abilympics Canadian Association, I also became a member of IMAC and This
Town is Small and began attending screenings, lectures and openings.

“My answer to ‘As a young artist how do you plan to establish and sustain an art practice?’ is this:
By maintaining a balance.

“Make time for making art, find that supportive artist community, apply to all kinds of exciting calls for
submissions but remember these two facts: 1) For any call for submissions there could be 100 other artists
applying who all want it as badly as you do. 2) All those rejections letters make the acceptance letters feel
even more incredible and rewarding.

“It’s a very delicate and difficult balance to maintain, but I’ve been finding it incredibly fulfilling.” AB

Jessica Simorte: “Establishing is easy – just show up. Get to studio and do what you need to do. It’s sustaining that is more difficult, because you have to keep showing up. You have to solve your own problems, and then keep giving yourself new problems to solve. For artists that really need to make, it’s just not an option not to. If I find myself without a studio, I’ll paint at the kitchen table. If (when) I’m broke, I’ll make drawings on scrap paper. I like to believe that if I make work that is truly honest, driven and with tons of perseverance – that’s enough. I’ll be happy with what I do, and others might be too.

“This might be a bit obvious, but having the desire and skills to communicate via social media is essential. Most of my victories have come from community that I’ve cultivated online. And lastly, be gracious. Always be gracious.” JS

The previous question was, and the next question is…

If you have a question you’d like answered please let me know. If it is interesting maybe I’ll use it.

 

Have you met…Alex Paik?


Right Triangle 2 gouache, colored pencil, paper 26 x 6 x 3 inches 2014

Right Triangle 2
gouache, colored pencil, paper
26 x 6 x 3 inches
2014

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Alex Paik.

Parallelogram 1 gouache, colored pencil, paper 17 x 15 x 1.5 inches 2013

Parallelogram 1
gouache, colored pencil, paper
17 x 15 x 1.5 inches
2013

b. 1981 Oxnard, California. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
EDUCATION
2005: M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
2003: B.F.A. with honors in Art, Pennsylvania State University

V 1 gouache, colored pencil, paper 14 x 10 x 3 inches 2013

V 1
gouache, colored pencil, paper
14 x 10 x 3 inches
2013

“My first serious introduction to art was through classical music as a violinist playing in various community orchestras during high school. That experience stayed with me as I made the transition to the visual arts later in college. I’ve always been attracted to the ethereal abstraction of music and the way that music can be simultaneously cerebral and personal, especially in the contrapuntal music of Bach.

My paper assemblages mimic the way that the voices of a fugue are continuously repeated, transposed, inverted, and folded into themselves. Each piece focuses on one unit as its subject which is then repeated in different configurations as the piece grows. I use repetition not so much as a compositional device, but more as a way to explore and maximize the possibilities of the unit.

Maybe if Paul Klee, Thomas Nozkowski, Frank Stella, and Richard Tuttle were the Lost Boys on Never Land and grew up on video games, classical music, and indie pop, this is what they would make. Or maybe they would focus on fighting pirates.” AP

Prelude and Fugue (Cootie) gouache, marker, colored pencil, paper 7 x 6 x 4 inches 2012

Prelude and Fugue (Cootie)
gouache, marker, colored pencil, paper
7 x 6 x 4 inches
2012

Other material relating to Alex Paik.

Artist website: alexpaik.com

PS1 Studio Visit: Alex Paik

Structure and Imagery: Alex Paik

bmore art: Alex Paik

Youtube: Alex Paik

Two Coats of Paint: Alex Paik

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Have you met…Amy Feldman?


Amy Feldman, Studio.

Amy Feldman, Studio.

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Amy Feldman.

Amy Feldman, Ohm Home 2013  80" x 80"  acrylic on canvas

Amy Feldman, Ohm Home 2013 80″ x 80″ acrylic on canvas

Born 1981 in USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Amy Feldman, POW NOW 2013 96” x 80” x 1.5" acrylic on canvas

Amy Feldman, POW NOW 2013 96” x 80” x 1.5″ acrylic on canvas

Education:

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, BFA, Painting, Honors Concentration in Art History, Theory, and Criticism

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, MFA Painting

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

 

Amy Feldman, Double Pane 2012  80" x 90"  acrylic on canvas

Amy Feldman, Double Pane 2012 80″ x 90″ acrylic on canvas

Other material relating to Amy Feldman.

Artist website: amyfeldman.org

Blackston Gallery: Amy Feldman

ANNAELLEGALLERY: Amy Feldman

Sorry We’re Closed: Amy Feldman

Wikipedia: Amy Feldman

Artsy: Amy Feldman

Art in America: Amy Feldman

Studio Critical: Amy Feldma

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Have you met…Lily Prince?


Lily Prince, San Giovanni D'Asso 2 , 46" x 51", oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 2013

Lily Prince, San Giovanni D’Asso 2 , 46″ x 51″, oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 2013

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Lily Prince.

Lily Prince, San Giovanni D'Asso 1 , 46" x 51", oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 2013

Lily Prince, San Giovanni D’Asso 1 , 46″ x 51″, oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 2013

 

EDUCATION:
1991  MFA Painting, Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

1984  BFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design; European Honors Program, Italy

Lily Prince, Here, There and Everywhere 2, 52" x 58", oil on canvas, 2012-2013

Lily Prince, Here, There and Everywhere 2, 52″ x 58″, oil on canvas, 2012-2013

“I take to heart the adage that beauty is the greatest form of protest. Working en plein air, I attempt to take what I experience observationally in nature and translate it into a language of personal expression and universal significance.  I consider myself an explorer of specific terrains, studying the atmosphere of diverse spaces.  In these times of environmental and societal devastation, I consider it a political act to immerse myself in the landscape to record the natural beauty lurking there: perhaps to incite the arousal of sentiment, a stirring of connectedness.

For the past few years, my work has combined memory of past place with the patterns and light of New York’s Hudson Valley. Needing to work from a new place that would stimulate fresh color and gesture, I traveled to Italy this summer, where I was awarded a residency at The BAU Institute in Otranto. I made drawings and watercolors inspired by the light of the Adriatic Sea. From there, I went to Tuscany to draw and paint to replenish my work with new forms, patterns, colors and gestures. These works stand on their own but also function as research for larger studio works.

     My works combine perception in the moment, memory of past space and aspiration of future place, creating an ordered chaos of the natural world. The repetition of marks and pattern suggest a reverberation –inherent in time and movement — like waves of sound, echoing infinitely. Perceiving landscape with synaesthesia, the varied textural elements within each space are, to me, aural.  Sensory stimuli in nature trigger auditory as well as visual sensations.  Interpretive observational gesture meets abstract mark-making. Textures abound in a myriad of rhythms, reflecting a symphonic sense of the compilation of time and space.” LP

Lily Prince, San Giovanni D'Asso 10, 12" x 12", watercolor on paper, 2013

Lily Prince, San Giovanni D’Asso 10, 12″ x 12″, watercolor on paper, 2013

Other material relating to Lily Prince.

Artist website: lilyprince.com

Saatchi Art: Lily Prince

Vassar Info: Lily Prince

NYC Culture: Lily Prince

ArtSlant: Lily Prince

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