Have you met…Carol E McMahon?


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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 Carol E McMahon.

Carol McMahon, No Hat Trees, 2012, wood, fabric, acrylic, gesso, 17” x 7” x 5.5”

Carol McMahon, No Hat Trees, 2012, wood, fabric, acrylic, gesso, 17” x 7” x 5.5”

Born in Santa Paula, California

Education

Post–graduate Boston University College of Art 1966-1967, 1971

Boston University College of Art B.F.A. 1966

Installation shot of "Home Front"; Found wooden doll house, gesso and acrylic. 51" x 22" x 18". "Brewing Time Varies" seen in back.

Installation shot of “Home Front”; Found wooden doll house, gesso and acrylic. 51″ x 22″ x 18″. “Brewing Time Varies” seen in back.

“Sculptures, paintings, and assemblages explore home and family. Domestic objects are de-familiarized and accorded new relationships and narratives. A dollhouse inverted – books bound in paint  unreadable – stuffed animals dissected and re-purposed.”

Carol McMahon

Carol McMahon

Other material relating to Carol E McMahon.

Artist website: cemcmahon.com

Bromfield Gallery: Carol McMahon

Donna Ingemanson: Carol McMahon

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Have you met…Mary Schiliro?


Mary Schiliro

Mary Schiliro, Disembodied Dip, 2013 at the Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY.

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 Mary Schiliro.

Mary Schiliro lives in New York, NY.

Dip, Drip, Snip 4 acrylic and Mylar 2012 © Mary Schiliro

Dip, Drip, Snip 4
acrylic and Mylar
2012 © Mary Schiliro

Statement

“My acrylic and Mylar paintings, films of translucent, fluid color suspended in space, expand the boundaries of painting and explore new possibilities for presentation. The works hang slightly forward of the wall, allowing light to pass through and illuminate the color to varying degrees. Color and shadows are transmitted through the Mylar onto the wall and seen through holes in the surfaces. I enjoy working with both the highly saturated, physical presence of color and the changing nature of light. I am interested in the tangible and real versus the ephemeral and impermanent, as metaphors for the human condition.” MS

Chromophilia at BAG, 2012

Mary Schiliro, Chromophilia at BAG, 2012

Education:
1985 M.F.A., Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY

Awards/Honors:
2001-2 and 1996-97 PS 122 Project Studio Recipient
1985 Tony Smith Award, Hunter College, CUNY

Dripped Dry in Bushwick 2011; Mylar, acrylic paint, wire cable; dimensions variable

Mary Schiliro, Dripped Dry in Bushwick
2011; Mylar, acrylic paint, wire cable; dimensions variable

Other material relating to Mary Schiliro.

Artist website: maryschiliro.com

Youtube: Dripped Dry in Red Hook, Mary Schiliro.

Vimeo: A Light of its Own, Mary Schiliro.

plastikos: in the flesh – plastic skin, Mary Schiliro.

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Have you met…Laura Splan?


Laura Splan,Trousseau 2009 installation view, machine and hand embroidery with thread on cosmetic facial peel, mixed media dimensions variable.

Laura Splan,Trousseau 2009 installation view, machine and hand embroidery with thread on cosmetic facial peel, mixed media dimensions variable.

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 Laura Splan, and I was introduced to her work by Sarah Saunders.

Laura Splan,Negligee (Serotonin) 2009 computerized machine embroidery with thread on cosmetic facial peel, dress form 64H x 16W x 16D inches.

Laura Splan,Negligee (Serotonin) 2009 computerized machine embroidery with thread on cosmetic facial peel, dress form 64H x 16W x 16D inches.

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Bachelor of Art, University of California, Irvine, CA

Laura Splan, Wallpaper 2008, site-specific instllation, Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) hand block-printed wallpaper with blood 86H x 96W inches.

Laura Splan, Wallpaper 2008, site-specific instllation, Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) hand block-printed wallpaper with blood 86H x 96W inches.

Laura Splan, Wallpaper (detail) 2008, site-specific instllation, Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) hand block-printed wallpaper with blood 86H x 96W inches.

Laura Splan, Wallpaper (detail) 2008, site-specific instllation, Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR) hand block-printed wallpaper with blood 86H x 96W inches.

“Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist. Her conceptually driven work employs a variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, digital media and works on paper. Her objects and images interrogate the visual and textual manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of beauty and horror, order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and computerized embroidery. Her work has been exhibited in a broad range of curatorial contexts including craft, feminism, technology, design, medicine and ritual.”  From her website.

X-ray Visions and Morphine Dreams (installation view) ightboxes with Duratrans Light Jet print mounted on acrylic 24H x 24W inches each.

X-ray Visions and Morphine Dreams (installation view) ightboxes with Duratrans Light Jet print mounted on acrylic 24H x 24W inches each.

“Splan’s work as been exhibited widely at such venues as the Museum of Art & Design (New York, NY), the International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago, IL), the New York Hall of Science (New York, NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR). In 2011, she had a solo exhibition at the Nicolaysen Art Museum (Casper, WY). Commissioned projects for her work have included a series of graphite and soap residue paintings for the Center for Disease Control and a series of computerized machine lace doilies for the Gen Art New Media Art Exhibition. In 2007, she received a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant to research the history of medical instrumentation and anatomical representation at venues including the Wellcome Museum (London, UK) and La Specola (Florence, IT). She received an Artist’s Grant for her 2012 residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She has been a visiting lecturer on topics of Digital Art, as well as intersections of Art & Biology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), Mills College (Oakland, CA) and Observatory (Brooklyn, NY).” From her website.

Bone Plates #, blood, archival pigment inkjet print on Tuscan Rag fine art paper 12H x 12W inches.

Bone Plates #, blood, archival pigment inkjet print on Tuscan Rag fine art paper 12H x 12W inches.

Other material relating to Laura Splan.

Artist Website: laurasplan.com

Youtube: Watching Hands Featured Artist Laura Splan.

Watching hands: Laura Splan.

MoMa P.S.1 Studio Visit: Laura Splan.

ArtSlant: Laura Splan.

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Have you met…Kirk Stoller?


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 Kirk Stoller, and he was recommended to me by Matthew Neil Gehring.

Untitled points.

Untitled points.

Statement.

Two consistent themes in Kirk Stoller’s work are connection and support. He builds sculpture using found wood, plastics, and part of things that he divorces from their original intent. He mixes these worn states with new and clean glossy surfaces. The narratives that arise when things are placed on or near one another reflects how he tends to make sense of the world. All life is a collection of small precariously placed pieces that rely on each other for strength, whether that is of actual form or simply memories of past events that may have been experienced.

Stoller’s foundation is painting, though he works and understands the world through a sculptor’s lens. The tension between painter and sculptor is reflected in his work, as he continues to be intrigued by the space that exits between the two mediums, both in the physical sense and with the various possibilities that are inherently distinct to each. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to push the boundary, while highlighting desired issues that can only be deciphered when the two are combined.

untitled (on point) and untitled (restings)...both 2011.

untitled (on point) and untitled (restings)…both 2011.

KIRK STOLLER was born in Oregon and was raised on a small farm outside of Portland. He received his BA in French Language from Portland State and his MFA from UC Berkeley. Stoller was the 2010-2011 recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Residency in New York. He maintains a studio practice in San Fancisco and Brooklyn.

Untitled, red yellow blue.

Untitled, red yellow blue.

Other material relating to Kirk Stoller.

Artist Website: Kirk Stoller.

Buddy of Work: Kirk Stoller.

TENWORDSANDONESHOT: Kirk Stoller.

ArtSlant: Kirk Stoller.

Painters’ Table: Kirk Stoller.

In The Present Tense: Kirk Stoller.

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Have you met…Rebecca Murtaugh.


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 Rebecca Murtaugh, and she was recommended to me by Paul Behnke, and Matthew Neil Gehring.

Rebecca Murtaugh lives in Brooklyn and works in Clinton, NY.

LEANER I 2013  repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on wood  98" x 6" x 5"  photo courtesy John Bentham

LEANER I
2013
repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on wood
98″ x 6″ x 5″
photo courtesy John Bentham

Artist Statement.

“My studio practice engages an experimental and playful process with a variety of media that explore the space between sculpture and painting. I am interested in the history of objects and materials for their transformative potential. While I often work within parameters, improvisation and intuition drive my actions in the studio along with a strong desire and consideration of beauty, form and color. I maintain a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and upstate New York” RM

SENTIMENT: GLADIOLUS AND RELISH 2013  repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on plastic  28" x 20" x 15"

SENTIMENT: GLADIOLUS AND RELISH
2013
repurposed house paint and crystalline granules on plastic
28″ x 20″ x 15″ Photo courtesy of John Bentham

Other material relating to Rebecca Murtaugh.

Artist Website: Rebecca Murtaugh.

ArtSlant: Rebecca Murtaugh.

Local artists.org: Rebecca Murtaugh.

The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art: Rebecca Murtaugh.

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