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Commitment to Sarcasm: Olivia Locher


Olivia Locher is a photographer currently based in New York. Originally from Pennsylvania, her practices took her to the School of Visual Arts where she received her BFA in 2013. Her works use imagery to depict thoughtful narratives on social and cultural practices. Locher curates scenes using props, models, and digital manipulation that are inspired …

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New Photography: Humble Arts Foundation


We live in a new age where accessibility to ideas and information is easier than ever. Jon Feinstein and Amani Olu play part in this accessibility through the sharing of new photography and contemporary artists. Known as the Humble Arts Foundation, Feinstein and Olu support and promote the development of new photography through digital exhibitions, …

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Decorative Informations of Identity: Jennifer Nehrbass


Jennifer Nehrbass takes unique command of images and identities portrayed through media and applies them to her own narratives. Elements like textiles, color, and design provide the context for much of the visual information of her work. She applies a visceral relationship with images through using collage to inspire her large-scale paintings that reflect manipulation …

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Obscured Iconography: Josh Alan


Josh Alan uses his work as a platform for communication by transforming images from media and opening up opportunities for reconstructed dialogue. Using hands-on approaches to photography, painting, and ultimately collage, Alan addresses social and political issues relevant to audiences today that might challenge mainstream viewpoints of history. Unlike appropriation, Alan wants his mastery to …

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Art Happenings October 6-11


The art world has officially kicked off its season of crazy events and new exhibitions. Summer closures have turned into new exhibitions in our favorite galleries, inspiring conversations between artists and audiences. But as the exhibitions begin to change, so does the weather as we begin our annual trek into the beautiful chill of fall. …

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This Lemon is Not Yellow: Jeroen Nelemans


Jeroen Nelemans, born in the Netherlands, currently resides in Chicago. Nelemans is interested in the construct of a digital image. In order to access a new set of contemporary notions related to sight and seeing, he dissects the image as a physical entity. Nelemans has shown at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the …

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Theatrical Plain: LuCiana Ja’vonne


LuCiana (Ja’vonne) Miles is just as abstract as her work suggests. Her paintings exist as a unique representation of her self as she leaves marks of expression on the plane. LuCiana spent her academic career studying theater and its influences can be observed in her artistic language. The gestures of her painting are theatrical in …

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The Object Landscape: Nick Albertson


Through a practice of photography, video and sculpture, Nick Albertson reinvestigates the usefulness factor of existing objects and re-inserts new meaning into them. Albertson’s work strips utilitarian objects, such as paper clips, paper cups and rubber bands of their intended functionality. Albertson then examines the tension that exists between the inherent uniformity of these mass-produced …

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Objects As Events & Events As Images & Images As Objects: Derek Paul Boyle


Derek Paul Boyle is a visual artist based in Los Angeles. Boyle received his undergraduate degree at Emerson College and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Boyle’s work presents juxtapositions and gestures informed by his interest in constructing “characters of things.” His large scale images capture the anxiety of how objects have …

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Artist Discourse: Laurie Simmons


Laurie Simmons is an American artist based out of New York known for her accomplished photographic series and other practices in film that have brought many of her famous images to life. She is a recognized member of the Picture’s Generation, developing a critical dialogue on topics such as identity, politics, and stereotypes that are …

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Dismantling An Existing Syntax: Aaron Hegert


“My work has many sub-plots and tangential stories, but one thing that remains constant is an attempt to look through photography, but also at it. I am more interested in themes of subversion and appropriation than I am of metanarratives or innovation (a word which increasingly seems to mean new ways of maintaining the status …

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