Tiffany Miller

Tiffany Miller

The act of relating to other humans is what defines and maintains our species. When specific occurrences such as sex are introduced, the way in which we relate to individuals changes dramatically and immediately. The space this other person inhabits becomes loaded with meaning, and their belongings take on a new significance. For myself specifically, I was awakened to these ideas after a sexual experience, and was made increasingly aware of my...

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Kevin Layton

Kevin Layton

“I remember my earliest crayon-scribbled pictures on that heavy paper from grade school: huge white mountains in the background, low green hills, creek coming down blue with black stones, a gabled house in the center, smoke scrawling gray out the chimney, a few people with hats.” - George Venn, Marking the Magic Circle Drawing is the most primal language of people; it is vibrant, experimental, and reveals integrity in both the maker...

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Donald Henderson

Donald Henderson

My work explores the internalization of emotions expected in today’s American society. Everyone has thoughts or feelings that they can’t verbalize or express. So we lie, to ourselves to those around us and to those we love. Eventually this suppression of emotion will find a way to express itself in either a positive or a negative way. The recognition of my own inhibition of emotion came to light through my relationship with my wife. It is...

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Lisa Greif

Lisa Greif

My current body of work focuses on the relationship between politeness and self-inhibition. I am interested in examining how people negotiate between considering the needs of others and asserting personal boundaries. All too often, I choose the well-laid path of compulsory niceness at the expense of honest communication and self-protection. While this is a struggle embedded in my own identity, I am interested in examining its connection to...

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Devin Farrand

Devin Farrand

My work references the natural world while questioning the illusion of reality. In my work the absence created by the sanitary white objects correlate to the polluted vacancy in my paintings. Both confront the viewer with a quiet intimacy. The ceramic forms contrast fleshy organic curves with the sterile precision of industry. The forms look to be objects of function but affirm no specific purpose. Their scale and surface relate to body. My...

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Mariah Boyle

Mariah Boyle

As a woman, I am intrigued with the accentuation of traditional, female gender roles. I ponder where my activities, rituals and reactions fit within society’s construct. Notions of romanticism and a sense of uncontrollable urgency often permeate my work. This brings to light how there is always something that keeps our lives from being perfect; the objectified ideal. Because of this, I am very interested in the conflict between vulnerability...

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