Have you met…Jered Sprecher?


 

Jered Sprecher | Threshold, 2014, acrylic and paper on linen, 11 x 8 inches

Jered Sprecher | Threshold, 2014, acrylic and paper on linen, 11 x 8 inches

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Jered Sprecher | Making Time, 2014, acrylic and paper on linen, 11 x 8 inches

Jered Sprecher | Making Time, 2014, acrylic and paper on linen, 11 x 8 inches

EDUCATION                                                
2002 MFA in Painting, School of Art & Art History, The University of Iowa
2001 MA in Painting, School of Art & Art History, The University of Iowa
1999 BA in History and Studio Art, Concordia University, Nebraska

Jered Sprecher, Here And There.

Jered Sprecher, Here And There. 2013

Born in 1976 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jered Sprecher currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee where he teaches at The University of Tennessee. His paintings, drawings, and installations focus on the fleeting images and objects that surround us. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Chinati Foundation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Hunter Museum of Art, and Espai d’art Contemporani de Castelló. In 2009, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Most recently he was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Sprecher received his BA from Concordia University in Nebraska.

Jered Sprecher, Desert Father, 14x11, 2012

Jered Sprecher, Desert Father, 14×11, 2012

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Have you met…Douglas Degges?


oil on masonite, 12"x8"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper,2010-2012, oil on masonite, 12″x8″

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 Douglas Degges.

oil on masonite, 12"x12"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper 2010-2012, oil on masonite, 12″x12″

mixed media, 13.5x21.5"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper 2010- 2012, mixed media, 13.5×21.5″

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Douglas Degges received a BA from Rhodes College in 2009 and a MFA from the University of Iowa in May 2012. Degges recently received the Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship and the Paul Weber award from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, Concordia University in Seward, NE, Material Art Space in Memphis, TN, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 

inkjet on canvas, 41x30"

Douglas Degges, props and pictures 2013-2014, inkjet on canvas, 41×30″

Education
2012 MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2011 MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2009 BA, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2007 St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

laser cut plywood

Douglas Degges, Limbs and Letters 2011,  laser cut plywood

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Have you met…Peter Maslow?


"Gowanus Cathedral",  2012, 77" x 88", Oil on Canvas.

Peter Maslow”Gowanus Cathedral”,
2012, 77″ x 88″, Oil on Canvas.

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 Peter Maslow.

"Zagreb National Theater",  2012, 78" x 70", Oil on Canvas.

Peter Maslow “Zagreb National Theater”,
2012, 78″ x 70″, Oil on Canvas.

Peter Maslow was born and raised in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY. He has maintained a painting studio in New York over the last 20 years, in Long Island City, Chelsea, Red Hook and now Industry City in Sunset Park. He was a High School drop out, but received his G.E.D. and went on to attend Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus from 1990-1995.

He graduated from LIU in 1995, Summa Cum Laude, became Artist in Residence from 1996 – 1997, and was a Fulbright Scholar from 1999 – 2000 in Poland, where he received grants from the Polish Cultural Institute and American Consulate in Cracow, Poland. He exhibited in Cracow and was Curator of several Polish Contemporary Painting shows in New York after returning.

Peter has exhibited in various venues in Europe and New York.

"Untitled", 2013, 76" x 66", Oil on Canvas.

Peter Maslow “Untitled”,
2013, 76″ x 66″, Oil on Canvas.

Statement 2013

“These paintings are about urban environments and how we experience them. I’ve traveled fairly extensively across Central and Eastern Europe, photographing, sketching, absorbing and processing. I could look at a building’s facade there and determine the time, history, political climate, artistic trends, the battle between the vernacular versus cosmopolitan in architectural styles – and I would incorporate these as elements and arguments in my paintings. The paintings would be like a kinetic montage of glimpses of a hundred years of wandering through these places experienced and remembered.

But as time passed and I painted more, I learned that although I was painting about romantically far away kingdoms, I was using the maps of my childhood. I may have been looking up at some fancy cornice in a foreign city, but I was treading the streets and back alleyways, and clambering over the rooftops of Midwood. Or even more significant, the wider neighborhoods of my coming of age years: the streets of Manhattan and the Bronx, too. The dark edginess of late 80s and early 90s NYC. Streets matter more to you when you’ve faced loss on them.

For the last six years I’ve had my studio in Industry City – down below the Gowanus Expressway, and near the water on 2nd Ave. Twenty years ago I remember the dark life under the Gowanus, the drugs and hookers and night life. But you come out of the Battery Tunnel and you’re safe, back in Brooklyn where everything is familiar. Later memories of foreign travels overlay my home town like fantasies. This is a continuous tension in my mind and a central interest in my painting. Memory, cognizance, perception all interweave as overviews. But the painting only works if it a blow to the gut and a disorientation of the mind.” PM

"Gowanus #6",  2013, 70" x 78", Oil on Canvas

Peter Maslow “Gowanus #6”,
2013, 70″ x 78″, Oil on Canvas

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Have you met…Donald Martiny?


Aruan, 2013, polymer and pigment, 72H x  43 W inches

Aruan, 2013, polymer and pigment, 72H x 43 W inches

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 Donald Martiny.

Guajiro, 2013, polymer and dispersed pigment, 92H x 50 W inches.

Guajiro, 2013, polymer and dispersed pigment, 92H x 50 W inches.

Donald Martiny is an artist living and working in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

b. 1953, Scotia, NY

U'wa, 2013,  polymer and pigment,  77H x 43 W inches.

U’wa, 2013, polymer and pigment, 77H x 43 W inches.

Statement

“My interest lies in freeing the gesture from the traditional rectangular shaped
support and exploring its potential. My goal is to create work that encourages
a dialogue within the architectural space where it resides and with the viewer.

Painting has traditionally been pretty much a figure/ground situation.
One begins with a defined ground, usually a square or rectangle, and
makes a painting to fit that shape.
For me, that was problematic for a number of reasons:
1. I didn’t like the historical reference to a door or window.
2. The ground became an unnecessary part of the painting as an object.
I decided to make paintings without the ground so the painting itself becomes
the gesture.

Additionally, I want to put the human experience into it. In a sense they are self portraits, a direct reflection of my physicality at a specific time.

I create the works on the floor, moving around them. I often use brooms for
brushes. The paint is a mixture of polymers and dispersed pigment.
Sometimes I add micro bubbles to make them lighter. As a veteran oil painter, I enjoy the idea that in this exploration I am using materials employing nanotechnology and brooms.” DM

Awa, 2013, polymer and dispersed pigment, 48H x 96W inches.

Awa, 2013, polymer and dispersed pigment, 48H x 96W inches.

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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

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